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Analysis and comments on Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 45 of 405, added on April 14th, 2008 at 12:08 PM.

This is an alternative view of Mushrooms, not the clychee aproach of
'women' or 'nature'
Mushrooms is a poem about love and the uprising of a nation. This nation is
my china! You can tell it is about china because it says growing numbers,
people working in shadows ( sweat shops ) soon to gain a prize for their
work.
Soon will dominate other nations, and will no longer be kept in the dark.
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Elowise Vache from United States
Comment 44 of 405, added on October 8th, 2007 at 5:39 AM.

this poem is very easy but yet confusing, i just dont know what it actually
represents

allison from South Africa
Comment 43 of 405, added on June 8th, 2007 at 9:42 AM.

I don't think this has anything to do with women. I think this has to do
with her poems.

ea
Comment 42 of 405, 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.

Jonathan from United States
Comment 41 of 405, 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 405, 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 405, 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 405, 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
it!!!

Gunjan from Nepal
Comment 37 of 405, 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

Alina from Nepal
Comment 36 of 405, 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

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Mushrooms
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1959
Added: Feb 20 2003
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