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Analysis and comments on Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 16 of 406, added on September 8th, 2005 at 7:55 PM.

i think that this poem is about how she died. read the poem again and think
abotu the way that she died.(she died by closing all the doors in the
kitchen after leaving the oven open with the gas running with right after
serving her kids milk and cookies)right back after you re-read the poem

chasape from United States
Comment 15 of 406, added on August 24th, 2005 at 7:19 PM.

this poem was alright

jason from United States
Comment 14 of 406, added on May 16th, 2005 at 10:46 AM.

To be able to analyze this poem, we must consider how women were treated
through out the 50s. Sylvia Plath developed the idea of a community of
women to fight against male chauvinism in order to change their role in
society.
Sylvia Plath in this poem gave the reader an idea of how women were treated
that time, how they had to fight for theirn own fights, to grow in society
and to reach equality with men.

Marco Zazzini
Comment 13 of 406, added on April 26th, 2005 at 11:23 AM.

In my opinion this poem is a exelent description of the feminist movement.
That even if it`s hided and criticiced by society as an antimale movement
it grows. Slowly and quietly with out asking for the atention of the world
up to the time when it will be a group to take in account.
The poem is write with a lot of metafores but with simple words.
In my opinion a great poem to take in account.

Guido Martinez Dorr from Argentina
Comment 12 of 406, added on April 26th, 2005 at 11:23 AM.

I liked very mucho the poem because can be analised wiht diferents points
of view.
Sylvia Plath tries to tell as (the word) the feminist side.


Tomas Iannetta from New Zealand
Comment 11 of 406, added on April 26th, 2005 at 11:28 AM.

y like this poems because its abaut the persistance that the nature have to
conquer our planet and survive

martin luzuriaga
Comment 10 of 406, added on April 26th, 2005 at 9:47 AM.

We can describe this poem as an extended metaphor or properly said
"Allegory". It's fascinating this method used by the author to analise and
describe how women won, gradually, ground over our society. Of course to
have a better apreciation on this poem we should take on account how women
were treated before the 50's and 60's. She encoureges women to do more than
being wives and mothers. "Our foot's in the door", what a significate
metaphor to describe what Sylvia Plath wants to transmit, WOMEN WON'T GIVE
UP.

Carolina Rattay from Argentina
Comment 9 of 406, added on April 26th, 2005 at 7:51 AM.

The poem talk about mushrooms, Sylvia Plath, the principal character,
describe the caracteristics of the mushrooms. he said that are silently,
they grow very fast. She think that the society is like the mushrooms, that
she is a mushrooms too, because the caracteristics between the women´s of
the society in the 50`s and the mushrooms are sumilar.

maximiliano greco from Senegal
Comment 8 of 406, added on April 26th, 2005 at 7:49 AM.

In my opinion, this poem, reflects how roughly treated women where in
society through the 50’s. She develops the idea of working all women
together in order to change their role in society to reach equality. In
order not being a housekeeper, a mother, or a wife.
Sylvia Plath was a feminist who lived in a stage in which nobody take
account the job, or labours women made.
That’s why we can say that these mushrooms represent the women of that
stage, because they were trying to grow all together.


Eugenia Venditti, Victoria Guida from Argentina
Comment 7 of 406, added on April 26th, 2005 at 7:51 AM.

I find mushrooms very enjoyable , because is very smart silvya plath
describing the poem.
We can think , that the poem refers to many things , as women , drugs and
othes.Because this talk about something that nobody sees and its growing up
, until one day this will change.

Kevin Vogel from Andorra

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