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Analysis and comments on Fiesta Melons by Sylvia Plath

Comment 2 of 2, added on January 19th, 2014 at 8:32 AM.
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This is an analysis on Sylvia Plath’s Fiesta Melons. The main theme of the
poem is melons, as she refers to them numerous times over the course of the
poem. The motif is partying.
The mood given off by this poem was happy and generally having fun as the
word “Fiesta” in the title suggests. A few more words to help this theory
are “melon-eating”, “thumpable”, “confetti” and “market”.
In this poem there is no rhyming scheme but I like the way that even though
there are no rhymes she can still give it a rock solid beat. One other
thing I noticed is that Plath puts to use many hyphenated words such as
“turtle-dark”, “world-shape”, “pink-pulped” and ”fiesta-goers”. Plath is
very good at packing her poems full of wonderful imagery including “to
strew like confetti”, “laced over with stripes” and “whitehot noon”.
In conclusion Plath’s Fiesta Melons was about having fun in beautiful
climate. My favourite parts were when she was created some beautiful
imagery like bright green and “thumpable”. This poem was written when Plath
just wanted to remember her honeymoon in southern Spain.


Mohammed Al-Obaidi from United Kingdom
Comment 1 of 2, added on February 2nd, 2006 at 2:08 PM.

I loved the poem! Me and my friend are melon fanatics and that made my day!


Sophie

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Information about Fiesta Melons

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Fiesta Melons
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1956
Added: Feb 20 2003
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