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Analysis and comments on Words by Anne Sexton

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Comment 11 of 251, added on September 20th, 2012 at 3:26 AM.

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Comment 9 of 251, added on July 10th, 2012 at 12:14 AM.

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Comment 8 of 251, added on July 9th, 2012 at 5:28 PM.

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Comment 7 of 251, added on March 20th, 2012 at 6:05 PM.

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Comment 6 of 251, added on March 20th, 2012 at 5:12 PM.

Really appreciate you sharing this article post.Really looking forward to
read more. Keep writing.

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Comment 5 of 251, added on March 8th, 2012 at 2:06 PM.

SUjtDt Major thanks for the blog post.Much thanks again. Keep writing.

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Comment 4 of 251, added on February 9th, 2012 at 9:44 PM.

Love all the prceuits, especially those on the dock! Anne is beautiful and
we loved the setting at Blandfield.

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Comment 3 of 251, added on December 18th, 2011 at 9:20 PM.
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Comment 2 of 251, added on July 4th, 2010 at 7:04 PM.
response to Kristie

Kristie, this is clearly a well thought out interpretation and there may
very well be truth to it on some level--poetry is objective, after all, and
usually multi-layered despite authorial intent. However, I really just must
say that this explication entirely misses the most obvious meaning of the
poem! She is examining the sometimes excruciating writing process.
Sometimes it pays off and one creates a beautiful piece of work, but
sometimes it does not--but in either case, whether or not one is producing
anything of quality at the time, the urge to write--all of the thoughts
that cloud and swarm the brain (like insects) continue to harass the
writer. Every now and again the writer will receive a kiss--an enlightened
idea--and this is what makes the suffering of the rest of the time worth
Anything about her parents, etc.--well, again, such interpretations might
have merit on some level--as in she might also happen to have a similar
relationship to them as she has to her writing. But there is no good
textual support to make these claims--I could just as easily argue that the
whole poem is about her drive towards suicide or her troubles with being a
suburban house wife, but as I wouldn't have any solid textual support and
would have to skip right over the obvious to do so, I wouldn't make these

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Poet: Anne Sexton
Poem: Words
Added: May 22 2003
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