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Comment 69 of 439, added on February 12th, 2012 at 4:43 AM.

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Comment 68 of 439, added on August 1st, 2011 at 5:39 PM.
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Comment 65 of 439, added on March 7th, 2010 at 9:45 AM.
It's about 'Mushrooms"

The poem is about 'mushrooms'! nothing more and nothing less. The miracle
and majesty and might of nature.
All this pseudo-intellectual interpretation is just cranial fungii!!

Willy from Canada
Comment 64 of 439, added on December 3rd, 2009 at 3:54 PM.

it was okay but not the best

unhappy from China
Comment 63 of 439, added on October 7th, 2009 at 9:45 AM.

This is the first poem that i have thoroughly enjoyed. Although there are
many interpretations, we all can rest assured that Plath was an excellent
poet. =)

Sibongile Zungu from South Africa
Comment 62 of 439, added on October 6th, 2009 at 9:04 AM.

i personally think that she is reffering to women when she says mushrooms
because they are fragile and soft and she is mainly talking about the
feminist movement having its roots strong all over the world slowly but

faiqa from Pakistan
Comment 61 of 439, added on October 1st, 2009 at 11:16 AM.

I highly doubt its about Magical Mushrooms, duh!!!

Alli Budny from United States
Comment 60 of 439, added on June 3rd, 2009 at 5:38 AM.

Okay, so while some people may think this poem is about China and some
don't, the common thing is communism. Personally I think the poem is the
Women's liberation movement but while researching this poem I had a
fabulous idea. From the communism point of view it's probably slightly more
accurate to say that the poem is about Vietnam. The USA launched its war
against Vietnam, not China, in 1963 (is it? Someone check my facts). The
USA was doing horrible things to anyone suspected of being a communist. So
perhaps Mushrooms is Plath's interpretation of communism creeping in from
Vietnam. The only date I could find for Mushrooms was January 1963 which
ties in with Vietnam. Anybody agree with this? Feel free to shoot this
theory down, it's not very well researched but the inspiration is there!!!!

Erin from South Africa

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Mushrooms
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1959
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Jul 30 2015

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