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Analysis and comments on Lesbos by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 9 of 19, added on March 9th, 2006 at 7:37 PM.

I'm sure that millions of people around the world can associate with the
underlying sentiments of this poem - the helpless disgust of being in a
life that you hate and knowing the beautiful possibilities that are
forbidden you and outside your grasp.

Pippa get over the spelling error - the comment was not a poem itself.

Michael from Canada
Comment 8 of 19, added on February 13th, 2006 at 2:02 AM.

as i am one of the people Plath is talking about in the poem, it gives me
great pleasure that my feelings are expressed in other words than mine. i
am a lesbian!

Farah Mansour from Egypt
Comment 7 of 19, added on January 14th, 2006 at 4:09 PM.

"Daddy" was about both her father and Ted Hughes. Her great resentment
towards her father is a misconception because they got along quite well.
ALSO! Can you all please learn how to spell? DISTURBED!

Pippa from United Kingdom
Comment 6 of 19, added on November 4th, 2005 at 1:20 PM.

I think that this poem shows Plath's real feelings about how she felt about
women and men...I think she was unsure of what she actually wanted. She
possibly was describing how she felt at times!! I don't know I personally
find her desturbing.

Stephanie from United States
Comment 5 of 19, added on October 25th, 2005 at 7:09 PM.

this woman was truly disturbid wasnt she no 1 can write like this without
haveing somthing trumatic happen to then!

alana from United States
Comment 4 of 19, added on September 9th, 2005 at 8:58 AM.

I find her so brutally honest in her poems, it's disturbing... in a good
way :)

nina from Philippines
Comment 3 of 19, added on July 20th, 2005 at 9:46 PM.

i agree with you. this is an awesome poem.
however, i do not think "daddy" is overrated. every line is oozing. it's
such a strong, well-written poem.

Sara from United States
Comment 2 of 19, added on June 8th, 2005 at 12:02 PM.

plath's poem "Daddy" was in a way she though about her father leaving her
at a young age it made her sad and it also made her very mad with him for
going. that is what i think it meant to me.

heather from Ireland
Comment 1 of 19, added on June 2nd, 2005 at 5:39 PM.

i love this poem. every time i read it i find new meaning in it. i think
sylvia plath's other poems like "daddy" are overrated. this one takes the
cake.

natalie from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Lesbos
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1962
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Aug 5 2007


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