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Analysis and comments on The Rival by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 2 of 12, added on February 12th, 2006 at 12:01 AM.

Personally i think the poem tells us the relationship between Plath and her
mother, a rival in her own living. As the moon has the light and black
side, the mother also seems to be such a person in her life.

Gooften from China
Comment 1 of 12, added on November 7th, 2005 at 8:06 AM.

I think this poem talks about rivals and rivalry in the world. The mood is
gloomy and depressing. I cried when I read it. So powerful...so moving.

Ajay Ram from India

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: The Rival
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1961
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 87 times
Poem of the Day: Jan 13 2005

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