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

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Comment 5 of 195, added on October 26th, 2004 at 11:46 AM.

I came across this poem one day a few weeks ago, now I've got it taped to
my bedroom wall. I absolutely loved it.

Courtney from United States
Comment 4 of 195, added on October 22nd, 2004 at 10:40 PM.

i think i almost cried

heather from United States
Comment 3 of 195, added on October 11th, 2004 at 4:41 AM.

Christopher,

I take it to describe her closing her eyes, and shutting out the world.
When the speaker's eyes are closed, the world around her doesn't exist. It
only exists to her when she opens them again.

On a deeper level, it's a fairly powerful solipsistic statement. The
world's very existence depends on the speaker experiencing it. If the
speaker doesn't see (or experience in some way at least) something, then it
simply doesn't exist. This is furthered by the repitition of "I think I
made you up inside my head." Not only does the speaker have the power to
create people with her imagination, but they are so convincing that she's
not entirely sure whether they're real or imagined (hence the use of the
word "think")

Hope that helps some.

Aaron
Comment 2 of 195, added on September 21st, 2004 at 11:54 AM.

This poem flows together like liquid. I absolutely love it. Karina, you
are not alone. Whenever Sylvia put a writing utensil to paper, she made
magic.

Stephanie from United States
Comment 1 of 195, added on September 14th, 2004 at 9:15 AM.

This poem is absolutely amazing. it just took my breath away.

Karina

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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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