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Analysis and comments on The Poet Of Ignorance by Anne Sexton

Comment 3 of 3, added on December 29th, 2011 at 3:32 AM.

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Fremequinn from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on March 22nd, 2006 at 12:38 AM.

I think the poem is about Sexton's point of view on god. It gives me a
feeling that she could be a agnostic since in the poem, she writes,

"Perhaps God is only a deep voice
heard by the deaf,
I do not know."

She shows uncertainties towards the matter of "god". She has problems that
even "doctors of boston have thrown up their hands". When she dreams about
the crab being ignorance of god, she probably consciously or subconciously
knows that if she turns to god which is followed by the removal of the
crab, she will be cured from whatever problem she is undergoing. However,
she does not want to because she it would mean also taking away the poet in
her from her.

Comment 1 of 3, added on May 15th, 2005 at 2:39 PM.

I don't know what this poem is about. I am a reader of ignorance.

Pak from United States

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: The Poet Of Ignorance
Added: Feb 21 2003
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Poem of the Day: May 26 2015

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