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Analysis and comments on Spinster by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 5 of 12, added on December 18th, 2010 at 6:22 PM.
man or nature

Given to great thought of surroundings, this poem equals the human
companionship to nature about. Messy, gestured and yet separate that one
must make a choice. To be a companion with someone or alone with nature.
Equal yet with notice.

Bradford from United States
Comment 4 of 12, added on January 30th, 2010 at 11:18 PM.

The last stanza of the poem ends in "or love, either". By separating love
from "curse, fist, threat" Plath implies that love is a totally different
game from the others but equally as threatening.

djrom from United States
Comment 3 of 12, added on February 23rd, 2009 at 11:34 AM.

This poem was written in the very same year that Plath met Ted Hughes (also
a poet). Judging Hughes to be “the only one” Plath married him. Hughes,
however, is said to have been a less than ideal husband who had rude habits
and a slovenly lifestyle. Knowing that Plath is a keen observer I would
not doubt that she was blind to these habits and yet she married him. This
poem may be representative of the other path she could have taken when she
met him. Rather than taking a chance at love as she did in real life, this
poem envisions her running away from Hughes and the disorder he brought
with him and living a life of lonely order.

Sarah Somer from Canada

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Spinster
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1956
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Feb 6 2014

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