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Analysis and comments on Mushrooms by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 26 of 476, added on March 21st, 2006 at 7:02 PM.

Sad but it is the true reflection of her life... of course involving her
clinical depression

Nicolina from Canada
Comment 25 of 476, added on March 7th, 2006 at 8:36 AM.

sorry for the spelling mistake ment to say her- recomend the poem though

helen freeman from United Kingdom
Comment 24 of 476, added on March 7th, 2006 at 8:30 AM.

on close analysis of this poem we learn of the sadness it expresses of
perhaps yhe poets life and ultimately could reflect her suicide,sad but

helen freeman from United Kingdom
Comment 23 of 476, added on January 31st, 2006 at 7:21 AM.

I think mushrooms are exelent and very very important in our social order.

Chloe-Louise from New Zealand
Comment 22 of 476, added on December 14th, 2005 at 5:23 PM.

i'm 14 years-old and we had to do this poem for a project and when we read
the poem we decided that this poem was about women and how they had to take
over from man..they can't just be shelves, tables, meek, and edible..women
must multiply, and inherit the earth!!
at first i found this poem really stupid...bt the more my group and I
looked for the true meaning..this poem became very interesting..now I find
it a very good and interesting poem

Perani from Canada
Comment 21 of 476, added on November 20th, 2005 at 2:19 PM.

I think this poem is about her depression, and that the speaker is not
Plath but her inner demons, so to speak, quietly growing while she lives
her life as if everything is normal, and then one day they completely fill
her mind.

Jonas from United States
Comment 20 of 476, added on November 9th, 2005 at 11:03 AM.

I think it's rather shallow to think this poem is only about one issue. It
is a poem, after all, and can mean nearly anything in the entire world. On
my first read I found this poem to be a metaphor to society, how we spread,
grow, "inherit the earth" in a grotesque manner. Have you seen ants or
mushrooms spread? It's not an appealing thing, to me. I found it to be more
about humans overtaking of the planet (and essential destruction of all
that's good)

But as the good ole' bible says "Seek and ye will find". and I believe
feminist have an eye peeled for anything that can be twisted into feminism
(Granted this poem easily could be about feminism), and I perhaps am
seeking for a poem about mankinds destruction.

To each their own. If you're trying to pass some test on this; english
teachers perfer free thinkers. Dont requrgitate nonsense you read. Think
for yourself ;)

Personally: I loved this poem ^.^

Brita from United States
Comment 19 of 476, added on October 30th, 2005 at 8:52 AM.

The comments for these poems totally ROCKED. I had no idea what it was
referring to, being the ignorant 15-year-old I am, but with a little nudge
in the right direction, I'm hoping I scored high in my literature test. My
teached picked this poem to study.

On reflection, it's very subtle, very deep, and very powerful when you
think about it. Sylvia seems so very brilliant, it's awe inspiring!

Xin from Australia
Comment 18 of 476, added on September 8th, 2005 at 8:24 PM.

I didn't like this poem. It didn't have nearly enough alliteration.

joodie from Bulgaria
Comment 17 of 476, added on September 8th, 2005 at 8:00 PM.

i think that this poem was written about the way that she died. think about
it she commited suicide after serving her kids milk and cookies by leaving
the oven door open with the gas running. she died discreetly, no body sees,
no body tries to stop, heaving up needles, and she was bland-mannered....

re-read this poem and think of these things...

chasape 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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Poem of the Day: Jul 30 2015

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