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

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Comment 27 of 217, added on September 9th, 2005 at 9:03 AM.

I think this poem of Plath's is pretty out there and can fully touch you in
one reading. it easily sticks to anyone who reads it. Especially those
who've had someone they can only daydream about... i love it, it's my
favorite. :)

nina from Philippines
Comment 26 of 217, added on June 13th, 2005 at 5:18 AM.

wow...really great poem. makes me think of this guy i fell in love
with...but he never really felt the same way back. really great poem... "i
closed my eyes and all the world drops dead. i lift my lids and all is
reborn again" b e a u t i f u l.

Jess from United States
Comment 25 of 217, added on June 12th, 2005 at 5:20 AM.

I'm thrilled to see that so many have commented on this poem. I love all of
Plath's work, but this poem always sticks out in my mind. The villanelle is
extremely hard to write, but the great Plath was no match for it's iambics.
Rest in peace, Sylvia.

Jessica* from United States
Comment 24 of 217, added on June 9th, 2005 at 3:47 AM.

Sylvia's Poetry is great especially this particular poem .
i think "Mad Girl's Love Song " is dedictaed to her husband Ted Hughes
because he cheated on her while she loved him, she talks about the distance
between them , " I should have loved a thunderbird instead ,At least when
spring comes it will roar back again" .

The confessional poetry reveals to the reader the poets mental state .

Emily from Israel
Comment 23 of 217, added on June 8th, 2005 at 12:14 PM.

it it is a very very very very good job and i really really LOVED IT SO

Samatha from Germany
Comment 22 of 217, added on June 1st, 2005 at 10:18 AM.

It's probably as love is. Everything is inside our heads.

pablo from Ecuador
Comment 21 of 217, added on May 27th, 2005 at 9:42 AM.

This is, as with all of Sylvia Plath's poetry, spectacular. I love her
writing form and her work is so deep. I wish I could use it for my poetry
project, but unfortunately my teacher says there's too much "innuendo" in
it. It's such a shame really that such narrow-minded people are able to
even read poetry like this.

Kara from United States
Comment 20 of 217, added on May 5th, 2005 at 3:52 PM.

wow! ms.smarty kasey its VILLANELLE - one word (just to let you know) au

malerie from France
Comment 19 of 217, added on May 1st, 2005 at 9:19 AM.

This poem is a villa nelle, which is one of the most difficult types of
poems to write. Plath wrote this while she was still in college, long
before she had anything published. In fact, I believe she won her trip to
New York to write for Mademoiselle magazine after submitting this poem to a
poetry contest.

The poetry she wrote in her early years isn't included in "The Collected
Poems" because she never had any of it published. Her "Collected Poems" is
just a collection of poetry from all of books of poetry she had published,
before and after her suicide, including "The Colossus," "Crossing the
Water," and "Ariel."

Kasey from United States
Comment 18 of 217, added on April 24th, 2005 at 7:10 PM.


Shandrea 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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