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Analysis and comments on Blackberrying by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 14 of 14, added on August 4th, 2014 at 3:59 PM.
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Comment 12 of 14, added on July 18th, 2014 at 3:46 PM.
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Comment 11 of 14, added on March 17th, 2013 at 7:57 PM.

it is really sad but gives a sense of hope comming

Anna from Canada
Comment 10 of 14, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 11:40 AM.

wag1? ye man.. i did dis poem in class 2day n 4 sum reason i actually liked
it. sylvia (i fink das her name lol) was actually sufferin from depression
and dis shows in some area of the poem. It iz quite sad (feeling way) and
it makes da reader fink alot. Just fort id say dat lol byeee xxx

becki a from United Kingdom
Comment 9 of 14, added on February 3rd, 2006 at 8:39 AM.

Ah, so six years after I did it, they're still making you compare Plath
with Heaney...good job this is a fantastic poem. Just a thought which got
me a lot of marks: the blood sisterhood bit is probably about menstruating.
She might have been having her period at the same time as she was picking
the blackberries. Hope that helps!

Becci from United Kingdom
Comment 8 of 14, added on January 25th, 2006 at 1:36 PM.

I've been analysising this poem as part of my english coursework and
comparing it to Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney. I have found that both
poems use this strange theme of picking blackberries as metaphors of hope,
loss and disapointment. Also both poems refer to a journey of life,
starting good (as a child - with refrences to chilhood and innocence) then
getting progressively worse and worse, as the bitterness and mistrust stand
out more. This theme of journeys in this poem is show in the way the
setting changes in eachh stanza. I think this poem is very deep and does
need to be analysed just as deeply to understand it fully. If anyone does
need futher help into understanding this poem then please contact me, I am
very busy with studies but I will do my best to help you in any way I can.
Cammie x
(camaraderie@hotmail.co.uk)

Camaraderie from United Kingdom
Comment 7 of 14, added on September 20th, 2005 at 1:55 PM.

I think this poem is a bit shoddy, i think sylvia decided she wanted to mak
a bit of cash but i can't see who would buy this junk....

Pete from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 14, added on September 18th, 2005 at 9:39 AM.

i believe this poem about her love for women, its the ways she described
the juices and squandering. i cant explain it, but i if you read it
carefully. I think you can pick up on the idea. its a beautiful piece.

mischke from United Kingdom
Comment 5 of 14, added on September 15th, 2005 at 10:31 PM.

This poem is a very intriguing read. I've been working on the homeworks
from English 12 AP for the last 3 hours and i'm finally here - halfway. I
got sick of analyzing asinine poems and thought would cheat by finding the
analysis on the poem already done by less fortunate people. Here I am, at
this site, with nothing but comments and I feel like ranting so here I am.


At this very moment in time, if I had a single grant, I would wish for a
time machine so I can travel back into time and prevent the birth of Silvia
PLath.

Thank you for reading and have a great day.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Blackberrying
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1961
Added: Feb 20 2003
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