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Comment 10 of 410, 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

Carolina Rattay from Argentina
Comment 9 of 410, 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 410, 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 410, 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
Comment 6 of 410, added on April 26th, 2005 at 7:32 AM.

To be able to analize tis poem, we must consider how women were treat
through the 50s. So when Sylvia Plath wrote this poem showed her feelings
about this topic because she lived in a period in which there were no
recognitions for women and the effort they made.
Finally she tried to trasmite to women that they have to fight for there
own rights, to grow in society and to reach equallity with men.

Marco Zazzini from Argentina
Comment 5 of 410, 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 410, 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 410, 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 410, 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 410, 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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