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Comment 5 of 405, added on April 25th, 2005 at 7:07 PM.

"Mushrooms" is a poem by Sylvia Plath that can be asociated to many things,
that means, the characteristics which the author shows about the mushrooms
are very similar to other objects or people.
In this case, it seems that the author chose to compare mushrooms to women.
She tries to describe the woman that lived through the 50s, and the
function they had on the family, because they had to serve their husband
and take care of the children: "We are shelves, we are tables, we are meek,
we are edible..."
Sylvia Plath is a feminist writer who finally tries to transmite through
the poem that women have to multiply, do not give up to the needs of
equality with men and the search of a new role of women in the society as
should be work and their own lives.She concludes by saying: "Our kind
multiplies: We shall by morning Inherit the earth. Our foot's in the door"

Matias Magni from Argentina
Comment 4 of 405, added on April 25th, 2005 at 7:37 PM.

what would sylvia plath wants to tell by describing mushrooms?
the poem by silvia plath refers to women and how they were treat in a male
chauvinism society , "nobody sees us".the writer wants the reader to
discover that women are very similar to mushroom in how they were treatand
behave in society "very whitely , discreetly, very quietly"
what sylvia wants to tell about is that by being to many , they would fight
for their rights .

Federico Medrano
Comment 3 of 405, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 8:08 AM.

great poem .found it irresistible .had to read it WHOLE .HAD NOT IMAGINED

Comment 2 of 405, added on October 20th, 2004 at 4:55 PM.

In my opinion I think that the persona who wrote the poem, Sylvia Platch,
wanted us to know and to analyze women living in the sociaty of the USA in
the fifties, when women had to take care of their children and husbands,
always with a smile on their faces, very well dressed with a pearl string
and also with a perfect hairstyle. Women had to work hard, they didn't hear
or see, they only accepted things as they were.
Although there are sone stanzas that show feminisim there are others that
show some radical groups that had appeared during history as communism,
nazis, for example "little or nothing, so many of us!, some many of us!...
Nudgers and shovers, in spite of ourselves, our kind multiplies..."

Paula Nader from Argentina
Comment 1 of 405, added on October 3rd, 2004 at 1:24 PM.

This poem by Sylvia Plath reflects before the 60`s how badly treated women
where in society. She develops the idea of "Joining and Fighting" all
together in order to change their role. Not to be just mothers or wives,
but to start playing a role in every aspect of society and having the same
rights as men.
Sylvia Plath was a feminist who lived in a period in which there were no
recognitions for women and the labour they did.
That`s why we can say that these "Mushrooms" that are joined in order to
spread, represent this group of women that are trying to grow and change
the inequalities for women in society.

Milagros from Argentina

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