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Analysis and comments on Red Roses by Anne Sexton

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Comment 16 of 66, added on July 10th, 2012 at 12:43 AM.
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Comment 15 of 66, added on July 9th, 2012 at 11:54 PM.
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Comment 14 of 66, added on March 9th, 2012 at 4:24 AM.
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Comment 13 of 66, added on March 8th, 2012 at 4:19 PM.
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Comment 12 of 66, added on November 25th, 2011 at 9:06 PM.
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I rckoen you are quite dead on with that.

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Comment 11 of 66, added on February 5th, 2009 at 7:55 AM.

ok at the end of the poem it says

for he loves blue lady and the spots
of red roses he gives her

how is that??? i am very confused
this is a good poem but slightly disturbing.

leon from United States
Comment 10 of 66, added on January 21st, 2009 at 5:05 PM.

Okay, she isn't neccessarily abusing her son. I am saying this because I do
something similair with my own. When he misbehaves, I set aside time to
find an activity we both enjoy, such as dancing. She may just be throwing
him in the air and because he bunches up like a ball she is unable to catch
him. What if she is making the best time with her son as opposed to beating
the crap out of him as you are suggesting???

amber
Comment 9 of 66, added on March 10th, 2008 at 8:03 AM.

the final line of this is "red red roses"

dennis harrington
Comment 8 of 66, added on January 30th, 2008 at 11:36 AM.

I am a Gcse student and we are doiing this peom in english at the moment
and it is for course work we have read into it alot and i can tell any one
who is interested that Ann Saxton abused her own children when her husband
was away and also that she commited suicide ater the 3rd or 4th attempt
P.S and one who is interested in these type of poems look up Seamus Heaney
"Bye Chil"

danny from Ireland
Comment 7 of 66, added on May 21st, 2007 at 7:01 AM.

I personally thought that the symbolism of the rose (full of thorns) and
the welts that the child gets from the thrashing were brought across. I
think the music that is played is used to prevent neighbors from hearing
the cries of the child. It also show how violent the mother thrashes the
child over minor mistakes that children are prone to make.
Also it shows how sometimes societies legal safety nets are unable to
protect everyone.
(ps. if anyone has any insightful comment on Sylvia Plath's Ariel pls tell
me.)

Jolyn from Singapore

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Red Roses
Volume: 45 Mercy Street
Added: May 7 2003
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