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

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Comment 46 of 196, added on January 3rd, 2006 at 6:14 PM.

Its not neccisarially about the first love, just how it feels when one
first falls in love with someone else. You wonder if it can be true, and
question constantly if this is real. This poem, I belive, focuses more on
unrequited love since she talks of the way he didn't return, and didn't do
as she had hoped. I like the poem, and although not my favorite work of
hers, its very very well done and probably the best is terms of style out
of all her work.

Molly from United States
Comment 45 of 196, added on December 30th, 2005 at 8:45 AM.

A first love always remains in a secret place in the heart.

Lamar Cole from United States
Comment 44 of 196, added on December 8th, 2005 at 11:58 AM.

Regardless of whether one can relate to the poem or not, regardless of
whether someone likes the theme or content of the poem, one thing all
reader's must be able to agree on is the beauty of the structure of this
poem. A villanelle is not an easy form to write, but Sylvia Plath executed
it greatly. Also, the lines she chose to repeat in her villanelle make it
an excellent poem, even sticking true to the first form of the lines,
including the parenthesis. The parenthesis also say something about her
meaning, in my opinion.

Julie from United States
Comment 43 of 196, added on November 19th, 2005 at 2:08 PM.

this is the first poem i ever read by sylvia plath and i just fell in
love.i had to hear more, which is why i'm here, at this page.

amberly from United States
Comment 42 of 196, added on November 16th, 2005 at 12:52 AM.

This poem is extremly touching... i do believe its about love but has
nothing to do with Ted hughes do to the simple fact that she had not met
Ted when she wrote this poem. its about her dreams and fears of love... but
can verywell still be interpreted as her feelings with ted later on even
though it was written a good two years before meeting him.

becky from United States
Comment 41 of 196, added on November 15th, 2005 at 10:25 AM.

This poem is wonderful!! Then again, so is all of her work. But it was this
poem that touched me the most, laconic, yet so meaningful.

Die from United States
Comment 40 of 196, added on November 9th, 2005 at 8:15 PM.

Derin, Sylvia Plath has no "bad poems." although i understand that not
everything is poetry, that's not the case with Ms. Plath. it seems like
she found an oasis in poetry. i can relate to her a lot, i know that sounds
dumb, but its true, and often times, putting thoughts into words helps. i
also agree with another reader that ms. plath was not speaking of love, but
of insanity. the "(i thought i made you up inside my head)" directly
pinpoints her insanity over men, or maybe a certain man. i think one of the
components that make her such a renowned writer is the portrayal of emotion
in these poems. poetry is like her diary, she has an entry for every
important and semi-important even in her life.

Sonia from United States
Comment 39 of 196, added on October 27th, 2005 at 5:22 AM.

I think that this poem conveys a real sadness. A portrait of love painted
in her head, that didnt prevail. I adore this poem.

Sarah from Australia
Comment 38 of 196, added on October 16th, 2005 at 9:12 PM.

I love this poem. I love all of Sylvia Plath though and I don't think she
can ever go wrong. I know people criticize poetry and that depends whether
it's to their liking but I don't see how anyone can be judgmental of it
because it is the persons's feelings. Feelings cannot be helped. I love
reading of Sylvia Plath's emotions and can relate a lot to them. Something
about this poem make it my favorite.

Laura Vognar from United States
Comment 37 of 196, added on October 9th, 2005 at 3:49 PM.

This by far my favorite poem, of hers and anybodys really..............

Tim from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Mad Girl's Love Song
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Apr 10 2006


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