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

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Comment 45 of 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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 225, 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

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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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