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Analysis and comments on I Am Vertical by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 6 of 106, added on April 18th, 2006 at 9:57 PM.

i recently got involved with poetry and i had no idea how deep it can be. i
especially like this poem because it shows that people have insecutities,
we don't always feel beautiful like a garden bed. and sometimes we think we
would be better off (horizontal)or dead. and sometimes we miss that
motherly love. poetry let's me see thinks with a deeper meaning

Mariana from United States
Comment 5 of 106, added on April 14th, 2006 at 8:59 AM.

this poem indicates that Sylvia would rather be Dead (horizontal). She
seems to dispise the flowers because they do not know they are to die. And
what is more natural to her lying down (dead in a casket).
The tree's do not notice her because she is not dead yet. Only when she is
dead the tree's (roots)will have use for her (as food).

Blanca from United States
Comment 4 of 106, added on April 10th, 2006 at 4:50 PM.

this piece of art is the most amazaing thing i have ever read and to be
honest I'm just impressed anyway I keep on writing essay about sylvia and
found that poem in an original version, I love it in polish but in eglish
it's beautiful too.. I feel like i met sylvia her self in this poem she's
more peaceful than angry and that helps me find her in a very different
way, regards, milena

milena from Portugal
Comment 3 of 106, added on April 1st, 2006 at 12:06 AM.

I really LOVE this poem! It is my favorite poem in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!! I

Dark Angel (Chii) from United States
Comment 2 of 106, added on January 16th, 2005 at 3:11 PM.

This is the best poem I ever read. Because of that it adorns my room's
walls with original and translated form to my language.
I believe that this poem definetly defines me!

Turan from Turkey
Comment 1 of 106, added on September 21st, 2004 at 1:35 PM.

"daddy" and "lady lazarus" are her best poems, no question, but "ariel" is
all about sylvia the angry woman. that's why i love "vertical" - i see so
much silent beauty in it. and sweet sadness. mother earth in all her
strength. we will die but in the end we will get closer to her. the thought
sylvia describes gives me a better feeling about my own death. sylvia, 10

talula from Germany

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: I Am Vertical
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1961
Added: Feb 20 2003
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