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Analysis and comments on Edge by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 20 of 40, added on May 9th, 2011 at 9:24 PM.
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Pharmg617902 from United States
Comment 19 of 40, added on June 26th, 2010 at 7:05 AM.

What is death other than the gateway to eternity? Sylvia explained it so
well. Edge can be a metaphor for gateway.

Emile Moelich from South Africa
Comment 18 of 40, added on May 12th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
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increase region village box usually trouble buy other separate signal
assume profit main boat experience ring wait desire assumption journey
mistake season achieve he pub might damage chief gold largely certainly
influence prospect write afford save start design too pass sorry first
ground school rise invite involve wild network those immediate client
concerned beyond advantage priority through technology lunch ancient
teaching characteristic hand kind bed moment act send bedroom eat
opportunity visitor way sequence joint remind expert powerful writing

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Comment 17 of 40, added on July 8th, 2009 at 12:54 PM.

I'm happy to be a free American too so I can honestly say that it is JERKS
like LINZ that have very limmited Intellectual capacity and No life- nobody
like people like LINZ, he or she probably has a very lonely miserable
existence. This is an individual who is obviously a cowardl with a low self
esteem that probably gets teased or picked on, who gets off spewing insults
and vulgarities at others online because they don't have the Balls to do
it in REAL LIFE. So on behalf of the rest of us Americans-I offer my
deepest apologies to the rest of the countries represented on this site for
this embarrassing waste of a human body. I for one think Plath's work to be
amazing and the comments I've read from some of you are so on point . Thank

Meli from United States
Comment 16 of 40, added on November 30th, 2008 at 8:23 AM.

i don't understand the poet. edge very difficult into study.

a say from Vietnam
Comment 15 of 40, added on April 26th, 2006 at 4:31 PM.

i am studying plath .
please help me with the tichniqes that plath used in her poem 'Edge'

Nora from Saudi Arabia
Comment 14 of 40, added on April 14th, 2006 at 12:44 AM.

Jule's comment is almost completely accurate, and I've been studying Plath
extensively for some time now.

What I wanted to add was that the poem, written four days before her death,
is a clear representation of herself and the children, of her children. As
the the story goes, before she went through with the act she left each
child a pitcher of milk and almost a whole loaf of bread each outside their
door, do they wouldn't go hungry.

This is one of my favorites, there's almost too much to say. I'll complete
this comment another day.

Lux from France
Comment 13 of 40, added on April 11th, 2006 at 4:18 PM.

this poem explains the depression state in which sylvia was. i think she
was an awsome writer.

solovino marucho from Chile
Comment 12 of 40, added on March 12th, 2006 at 11:21 AM.

This poem is clearly about Mary Magdalene. Or rather, the ultra feminine.
Check the rose metaphor. The folds of a rose in ancient symbolism refer to
(parts) of the female anatomy. There is much symbolism here. They say
with knowledge there is power. And with that, knowledge can become
maddening. Go figure. I mean that literally.

Aveo Immortalitas from United States
Comment 11 of 40, added on February 6th, 2006 at 10:30 PM.

This poem to me shows just how deep into depression Plath was. It seems as
though she has taken a step outside of herself and is making a final
anaylization in third person, commenting on how she had submitted to
society. In turn she had backed so far away from society the only thing
left was death. I think she wanted to die, I think she knew she was going
to die soon. It seems a shame to me that a woman as idealistic, intelligent
and articulate as her lived in a time when women were expected to be wives
and raise children or be receptionists or secretaries. Perhaps if she had
been born a generation later by the time she reached this point in her life
the picture of what a woman was supposed to be would have been different.
It's not that she didn't want to be picture perfect, it's that she
couldn't. Even so, sometimes absract pictures hold to most curious and
interesting beauty of all, you just have to look a little harder and use
your imagination.

Michelle from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Edge
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1963
Added: Feb 20 2003
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