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

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Comment 39 of 199, 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 199, 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 199, added on October 9th, 2005 at 3:49 PM.

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

Tim from United States
Comment 36 of 199, added on October 8th, 2005 at 12:02 AM.

yes indeed bobby, this song was written for someone other than ted hughes.

an excerpt from plaths diary:

"March 10(1956):Postscript:Oh the fury, the fury. Why did I even know he
was here. The panther wakes and stalks again, and every sound in this house
is his tread on the stair; I wrote 'Mad Girl's Love Song' once in a mad
mood like this when Mike didn't come and didn't come, and every time I am
dressed in black, white and red: violent, fierce colours. All steps coming
up and running past I made into his step and cursed the usurpers that took
his place...."

Sucheta from India
Comment 35 of 199, added on October 4th, 2005 at 5:51 PM.

everyone is commenting about how this is about her first love, and how you
feel when you fall in love, and how it reminds them of their love...but i
think it has nothing to do with something romantic in that sense. i think
this is Plath lamenting about the fact that she married Ted Hughes and he
cheated on her, after she had made him out to be this perfect man, and how
she wished she had loved someone else instead. look at the title: MAD
girl's love song. she feels like she is going insane over this. i dont
think its about falling in love. she wasn't all that romantic i'm thinking.

Comment 34 of 199, added on October 3rd, 2005 at 8:40 PM.

granted this is a brief comment block so expression is limited, but your
comment is almost entirely worthless. what have you been reading for years
that has taken you no further than the most mainstream and obvious poems
published by plath. furthermore i can't believe you have a very competant
grasp of poetic forms or the history of the villanelle or you would realize
that in form and traditional theme this poem is nearly perfect; more
amazingly, written before her studies at cambridge. rather than long after,
as your mentioned works, which while good, remain the easiest sells in the
collection of plath's work.
cheers mate, i suggest a few more years.
sincerely, b
post script- emily from israel, sylvia did not know ted hughes when she
wrote this poem.

bobby from United States
Comment 33 of 199, added on September 28th, 2005 at 3:36 AM.

I love Sylvia Plath and have been reading her for years now. I have to say
though, I think this one poem is exceptionally bad. My favorites are Lady
Lazarus and Daddy for their sheer power of expression and their powerful

Derin from United States
Comment 32 of 199, added on September 27th, 2005 at 6:38 PM.

Plath has alwasy been my favorite author, and this happens to be one of my
favorite poems of hers. I love how she can take something so simple and
make it so dark and macabre...masterful.

Megan from United States
Comment 31 of 199, added on September 21st, 2005 at 9:57 AM.

Im notmuch of a poem reading kind of gal but when i had to research a poem
for my english project this poem really jumped at me. Im goin through a
hard time right now and just been ditched by a guy i liked.. this poem
makes me feel more like im not the only one who thinks like this!!!

Laurissa from Canada
Comment 30 of 199, added on September 19th, 2005 at 8:16 PM.

This is cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

bobbyjack from Canada

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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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