Comment 4 of 14, added on March 23rd, 2010 at 5:50 AM.
Indubitably, Sylvia Plath's work depicts her whole approach to life and its
vitality. Being a staunch supporter of "Feminism" she is status-conscious
and has an indignant response toward 'male-dominated' society. Although
"Popies In October" is not vividly a protest against this culture, it
understandably reflects her mental restlessness and agitation as a
resultant reciprocation. Self-annihilation, alienation, self-revelation,
anxiety, confusion, doubt and 'wit', are the most mentionable
characteristics of her poetry.
Comment 3 of 14, added on June 12th, 2009 at 11:58 AM.
beauty and passion is lost in a grey, polluted world: beauty and the
passion of beauty are a cry that soundlessly opens unto the indifference
both of nature and humanity
gabriel del re
Comment 2 of 14, added on March 25th, 2008 at 8:48 AM.
“Poppies in October” is a mixture of beauty, gruesomeness, and admiration.
I think it was intended to describe the beauty of poppies, but to also show
you that the little things in life are the most beautiful, and Sylvia Plath
described them in a bitter sweet way. That is what I got from this poem; a
sense of beauty and bitterness that the poppies provided for Plath. To
know that she could look at something this simple and write something so
exquisite about it, is amazing. She inspires me, just as the poppies
inspired her. You should cherish the small things in life, because you
never know when your life might end.
elizabeth from United States
Comment 1 of 14, added on March 8th, 2005 at 10:27 AM.
hi, its nice poem but all her poems not easily understandable.
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