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Analysis and comments on Cut by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 28 of 148, added on May 3rd, 2009 at 7:21 PM.

i have just reasently started cuting miself and so far i kant stop. only mi
friends no and they dnt like it, but they are goin 2 have 2 get over it.
they r drivin me crazy. they wont leave me along bot it. but i love mi
cuts! i have 24 cuts and that is within 3-5 days.

cassidy from United States
Comment 27 of 148, added on April 3rd, 2008 at 1:03 AM.

I love how she turns a simple cut, something that everyone has done at one

at one point or another, and turned it into a metaphor of her life.i like
this poem that she wrote.

katie from Mexico
Comment 26 of 148, added on March 10th, 2006 at 6:14 PM.

I love how she turns a simple cut, something that everyone has done at one
at one point or another, and turned it into a metaphor of her life. She
looks at her thumb so apathetically, as though it's just something else she
expected, another blow. If Prozac is stopping people from writing more
poetry like this, then I say we outlaw it. Sylvia Plath turned her
depression into art, something everyone could learn from.

Nikola from United States
Comment 25 of 148, added on March 6th, 2006 at 11:55 PM.

me personally i love this peom.. but what fascinates me and really
confusing me at the same time *if thats possible* is how she can make us
readers pick all these images out of her writing over just cutting her
thumb while making the dinner? im sure we have all cut ourselves at one
time *if not then get out of your bubble* but it takes a true gifted person
to turn it into something so horrible like the Klu Klux Klan..
3 cheers for her mind!:)

Jacy from New Zealand
Comment 24 of 148, added on February 8th, 2006 at 9:23 AM.

I think the real issue in the poem is not the fact that she accidently cut
her thumb, which doesn't actually make for that much of an interesting
poem, but her attitude. The pain of her wide eyed, exhausted indifference.
"What a thrill - my thumb instead of an onion". She looks on apathetic as
she bleeds, numb and detached from the situation, and somehow savouring it
as a 'thrill', an excitement. Her emotions are so real and aching, it makes
the writing all the more beautiful.

Jennifer from France
Comment 23 of 148, added on January 1st, 2006 at 6:16 PM.

The imagery is graphic yet neccessary - if that makes any sense. Sylvia
Plath is a fantastic poet.

sorcha from United Kingdom
Comment 22 of 148, added on December 29th, 2005 at 3:45 AM.

wonderful, albeit graphic imagery...

Poe from United States
Comment 21 of 148, added on December 19th, 2005 at 6:38 PM.


go sylvia its your birthday

chikoban from New Zealand
Comment 20 of 148, added on December 16th, 2005 at 12:35 PM.

this poem is very good and very well writen! this poem as many differnt
metiphorical meanings and it makes you think. this poet is a very good
writer and knows how to make a connon incident into a mysterious wonder.

michelle from United States
Comment 19 of 148, added on November 28th, 2005 at 5:17 PM.

i love my boobs

me from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Cut
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1962
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Oct 30 2012


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