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Comment 42 of 182, added on June 8th, 2007 at 5:15 AM.
Hello, assuming this poem is about the feminist movement I would say that
it has a deeper meaning than just the idea of the inevitability of woman's
rise to power.
You see despite the fact that mushrooms (as an organism) grow quick and
numerous their growth is also very short lived and only sustainable in very
specific conditions. Because it was written from the point of view of the
mushroom what I believe Plath was trying to express was the cutest in
virtue in the struggle of the mushroom but the poem also high-lights the
weakness in their achievement.
from United States
Comment 41 of 182, added on June 1st, 2007 at 2:29 AM.
When i first read Mushrooms..i thought it was just some poem about a group
of mushrooms and how they grow...but it surely turned out to have a rather
intresting and complex meaning.the poem is not only vividly written with
use of many literary devices but the message it is giving is very
intresting. i think mushrooms talks about women and their empowerment which
is a must. no one should be discriminated because of any reason and
definately NOT because of their gender! this poem is one of my favorites
and a must read!!!
YUKTA from Nepal
Comment 40 of 182, added on May 31st, 2007 at 11:30 PM.
Good poem but its hard to understand. The only comment that i have to give
is "this poem really tell about the rise of woman in this mercyless world"
Nepali manche from Nepal
Comment 39 of 182, added on May 30th, 2007 at 11:56 AM.
I believe this is a very strong poem abt women tht's ever wriiten. when i
first read it i thought plath had a strong character and she was a role
model for women but after knowing about her death i think she actually had
a very weak charcter. However the important thing is that it is an
inspirational poem and all of us should DEFINATELY read it!!! i loved this
poem, it actually made sense to me. The short phrases added to the Effect,
The insidious effect. Sylvia's poem has deeply touched me and her way of
articulating her emotions is simply superb! How I wish she were alive!!!!!
There are so many things to explore in this small poem of around 50
words!!!!!!!!!!a must read
ABHI from Nepal
Comment 38 of 182, added on May 29th, 2007 at 11:39 AM.
I believe this is a very strong poem tht's ever wriiten. when i first read
it i thought plath had a strong character but after knowing about her death
i think she actually had a very weak charcter. However the important thing
is that it is an inspirational poem and all of us should DEFINATELY read
Gunjan from Nepal
Comment 37 of 182, added on May 29th, 2007 at 10:05 AM.
i loved this poem, it actually made sense to me. The short phrases added to
the Effect, The insidious effect. Sylvia's poem has deeply touched me and
her way of articulating her emotions is simply superb! How I wish she were
alive!!!!! There are so many things to explore in this small poem of around
50 words!!!!!!!!!!a must read
Comment 36 of 182, added on May 22nd, 2007 at 9:55 PM.
I feel that the poem is very much about change. Change creeps up and by the
morning it is there. I think that change is very strong and can move even
the most concrete things in life like when she mentions "even the paving"
and refers to them as "nudgers and shovers".
Emily from United States
Comment 35 of 182, added on May 15th, 2007 at 12:31 AM.
Seriously, if you're trying to make an intelligent comment, check your
spelling...I'm assuming we've at least all been through grade school.
Cayley from United States
Comment 34 of 182, added on May 13th, 2007 at 3:43 AM.
Mushrooms is a great poem and infact it's the best i've read so far. I just
love the way she has used the literary devices. The poem is very simple but
it conveys a big message for the world. Her work is feminist. The
illustration of unexpected mushrooms is used to reflect females. Mushrooms
don't need much to sustain just like women, yet they grow in numbers. They
don't need to be taken care of and they're found abundantly.Women don't
need to be aggressive or loud to get heard, they just simply grow together
silently and create a surprise attack!I luv it. :)
Comment 33 of 182, added on March 28th, 2007 at 6:20 AM.
according to other websites,this poem is about how mushrooms just seem to
"pop" up without anyone noticing. That's what Sylvia Plath thinks will
happen with women. Without men realsing they were "growing" they will "pop"
up and there will be no stopping them. They will be equal and a threat to
the person thinks that it is also talking about the ways in which men and
women gain power. Women don't need to be aggresive or loud can just simply
grow topgether silently and create a surprise attack. Another website
states that The poem is about her imminent birth, the mushroom is her
unborn baby. It is about the growth of a child in her womb, like the growth
of mushrooms in a dark and airless room. The whole poem is an extended
metaphor. She is terrified about what is going on in her body with the
'soft fists' 'hammers' and 'rams'. The baby is taking over her life just as
mushrooms take over everything in their path. (i'm doing a Literature
project for school so i'm researching on other people's analysis on the
poem) i hope that helps to answer any doubts =)
Jasmine from Singapore
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