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Analysis and comments on Mad Girl's Love Song by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 79 of 199, added on February 23rd, 2010 at 8:24 AM.

She doesn't believe that it is better to have loved and lost than never to
have loved at all. Her lack of faith is obvious in that she only believes
in what is proven in the flesh and her belief comes from her feelings, like
most. She is mad because the greatest love she has felt/experienced has
left her and she has no faith in finding a love comparable to that of which
she has no more. But she has that love still, burning, just with no way to
be satisfied herself.

Comment 78 of 199, added on February 15th, 2010 at 10:57 AM.

this poem tells about the emptiness of love. She had a face in her mind and
could not get the person abt whom she dreamt. It does not meen anyone
ditched her, she simply could not find a person abt whom she has dreamt.

Nish from India
Comment 77 of 199, added on October 23rd, 2009 at 4:35 PM.

Poem about love that only touched her and has not been fulfilled. Funny how
american readers can find God everywhere. Also here in something more
physical than
most of others.

Jack from Czech Republic
Comment 76 of 199, added on May 24th, 2009 at 7:58 PM.

I think this is a poem about how she thinks that love is pointless. She
dreams of this wonderful man coming into her life, but tricks her into
sleeping with him before marriage (which is against her beliefs) and so God
comes in and punishes her and whatnot. And he leaves her, but promises to
return. He never does, and she forgets him. When she says she should have
loved a thunderbird, I think she is saying she should have loved someone
who wouldn't leave her. But keep in mind she believes it is all a dream,
either that or this is how she thinks it will go when she falls in love.

Mea from United States
Comment 75 of 199, added on May 12th, 2009 at 11:12 PM.

I think its about her dad, and how he left her when he died.

molly from United States
Comment 74 of 199, added on March 3rd, 2009 at 9:15 AM.

I dont know if this is the best poem shes ever done but she did do a good
job though hmm...:)

Aly from United States
Comment 73 of 199, added on February 19th, 2009 at 10:35 AM.

I think this poem is talking about happiness, she doesnt believe that
happiness exists. I believe its talking about being in a deep depression.
The part where she is speaking about God i believe shes saying she doesnt
believe in God or religion anymore because its seems impossible to find

Suzie from United States
Comment 72 of 199, added on February 5th, 2009 at 4:53 AM.

I am analyzing this in class and I think this is one of my favorite poems
of all time. It just really makes sense. I understand the feeling behind it
and they way she wrote it is everything I've wanted to say but didn't know
how. Really interesting.

Kat from Canada
Comment 71 of 199, added on October 30th, 2008 at 2:50 AM.

I think she is being ironic about the thunderbird since the actual species
(from Australia) is flightless.

ea from Germany
Comment 70 of 199, added on October 29th, 2008 at 9:52 PM.

Especially in that context (loss of faith) the Thunderbird reference is
even more wonderful...I don't think she's really referring to native
american legend, but instead the convertible car. The last stanza would be
about the comparative charm of materiality when compared to the
roller-coaster ride of faith, meaning, and deeper belief. I love this poem,
it's absolutely delicious...in a really disturbing way.

Grayson from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Mad Girl's Love Song
Added: Feb 20 2003
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