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Analysis and comments on The Arrival Of The Bee Box by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 5 of 125, added on February 2nd, 2005 at 12:22 PM.

Her father was a professor of German and Biology. His specialty was bees.
Bravo to Brittany for noticing the damage of her fathers death.

lenore from United States
Comment 4 of 125, added on January 17th, 2005 at 11:55 AM.

this poem in my opinion reflects her deepest feelings towards her inner
feelings.she says"i have to live with it overnight"as if it is her feeling
she has to live with her deep depression is deeply expressed in this poem.

sohaila from Ireland
Comment 3 of 125, added on November 15th, 2004 at 9:30 PM.

Perhaps the poem seemed stupid only because you have to look deeper than
the words. While this and her other poems about bees tried to have an
optimistic outlook, this poem seemed to have reflected on emotional damage
from her father's death. The poem opens with "I ordered this", perhaps
giving an outlook on again, power and control. There is "no exit", for the
bees or the keeper of the box. Political connotations, relating to the
"Roman mob" and African being exported "shrunk for export". Ahhh, too much
analysis, I'll write more some other time.

Brittany from Canada
Comment 2 of 125, added on November 5th, 2004 at 7:23 PM.

the bee box is totally S T U P I D a poet should write about things that do
not seem real but are If i were a poet i would think to myself whom will
this make sense to definately not me.

Natasha Stacey from Australia
Comment 1 of 125, added on November 4th, 2004 at 12:41 PM.

In my humble opinion this poem is one of Sylvia's greatest poems and it
brings us to a great understanding of the poets work. She is both torn and
troubled as if by chance the dismal package has beseiged her life and is
doing a termendous job at causing up-roar and dispair.

Liz Kidney from Ireland

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: The Arrival Of The Bee Box
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1962
Added: Feb 20 2003
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