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

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Comment 52 of 202, added on February 22nd, 2006 at 10:33 AM.

yes this is tragic but also it is beautiful... love doesnt have to be
perfect.. love is insainty ...

Kari from Italy
Comment 51 of 202, added on February 22nd, 2006 at 6:18 AM.

hai pls send the beauitful love poem

raj from India
Comment 50 of 202, added on February 19th, 2006 at 8:12 PM.

mad girl's love song published in a book called Writing on the Water by
Jane Slavin. on Ebay siennascloset is selling them. It's a fabulous book.
Read it in a day and a night.

fierceflames from United Kingdom
Comment 49 of 202, added on January 29th, 2006 at 1:08 AM.

the line "i think i made you up inside my head" really makes allot of
sense. my understanding of that is, perhaps she was in love with the idea
of some one, they were ultimately a facade, and they dissappointed her in
the end. she shows an insane amount of relevance to todays socity of women,
for a woman of the 50's.

Sinead from Australia
Comment 48 of 202, added on January 26th, 2006 at 10:21 PM.

Don't you think that the title, "Mad Girl's Love Song" could have two
different meanings? Mad- angry and mad- crazy. Hmm. Thanks for that info
Sucheta, it really made me think!

Addie from United States
Comment 47 of 202, added on January 17th, 2006 at 6:13 AM.

the first few lines of this peom are so beautiful, i cried the second i
read them for the first time.
i think she was a beautiful mind and a great voice for those who are
depressed in a world where depression is carried such a stigma.

Becca from United Kingdom
Comment 46 of 202, 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 202, 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 202, 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 202, 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

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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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