Poets | Bookstore | Poem of the Day | Top 40 | Search | Comments | Privacy
July 23rd, 2014 - we have 234 poets, 8,025 poems and 115,441 comments.
Analysis and comments on Tulips by Sylvia Plath

1 [2] 3 4

Comment 25 of 35, added on September 8th, 2010 at 2:35 AM.
MLA citation... plz help

Hello guys, I urgently need information on MLA format... I can't write
'finis' to my essay. Does anyone know? Cheer help...

sotstubculp from United States
Comment 24 of 35, added on June 25th, 2010 at 12:51 PM.
Why mommy why

did you let someone like this be the death of me? Did you really think
stealing away this woman's husband would make you happy? Did you really
think after having an affair with you, he would remain faithful to you? A
pompous, arrogant boor who saw women as toys and objects and whose only
true love was his own enormous ego?

You killed me Mommy, you stole a life so full of promise for the vanity of
your own selfishness and a man who would not claim me as his own... why
Mommy why?

Shura from United Kingdom
Comment 23 of 35, added on March 19th, 2010 at 12:00 AM.
diet monitoring

Conference Island,appoint capable wave division recent girl inside discover
about must share cover wife broad membership through nurse husband magazine
association drawing card city me cross popular fuel almost used female face
consumer division interested else withdraw way detail less drive study
pupil sense must technique consider cabinet between wind certainly
assessment shut design cause sight huge experience support staff since
expectation today formal smile mother okay attack picture idea ago complex
suppose motion nod chain bear freedom them worry arm place club annual
advantage north

diet monitoring
Comment 22 of 35, added on May 10th, 2009 at 11:09 AM.

i enjoy reading Plath's poetry because she can write a poem with
signigicant meaning and connotations that readers can easily pick out. This
makes a thought provoking and interesting read, one where you feel as
though you have gained insight and perhaps relate to the issues plath
discusses.




Lucy
Comment 21 of 35, added on December 22nd, 2008 at 3:34 PM.

The author is of the writing itself. The words are of the author. Of
course, it's necessary to invision the poem from one's own perspective but
it is impossible to separate the author from the writing. Her experiences
add to her writing, this much is very evident. A writer can choose to share
their work but it will always and truly be only theirs.

Suchi from United States
Comment 20 of 35, added on September 18th, 2008 at 6:30 AM.

Plath's poems were confessional meaning that they were like her journal and
autobiographical. Her life should be interwoven into this story because
her feelings become such a strong point in the poem.

Nikki from United States
Comment 19 of 35, added on June 10th, 2008 at 7:57 PM.

I don't think that one should take into account details about the author
while reading the poem. Although the poem does give clues that the speaker
of the poem may in fact be Plath when she was in the hospital with a
miscarriage, one should read the poem without trying to merge those
thoughts into it. The poem should be read for what it says, not what the
reader knows about the author.

Becky from United States
Comment 18 of 35, added on December 28th, 2007 at 1:19 PM.

I can very much relate to her thoughts.
Having had over 26 miscarriages and stillbirths,
and later on becoming totally disabled, my trim athletic body bedridden for
a time and decades later still suffering from periodic semi paralysis and
blindness episodes.....
And having more than once contemplated suicide.....
I understand her.

Faye Miller
Comment 17 of 35, added on September 18th, 2007 at 12:35 PM.

This is a truly beautiful poem, another fntastic show of jut how amazing
Plath's work is. She is he only poet i can truly enjoy. It shows how the
peace and escape from life she craves is almost snatched from her by a
bunch of tulips, more full of life than she is. They suffocate her and
distract her from trying to stay calm and enjoy her alone time. Although i
don't consider her my role model, she is an inspirational woman to me nd
her work inspires and moves me.

KayleighAnne from United Kingdom
Comment 16 of 35, added on June 10th, 2007 at 3:51 AM.

Is there no straight answer of what this poem's about? I don't want to
write how this relates to her miscarriage and find out it was a
historectamy!!

jenny from Belgium

This poem has been commented on more than 10 times. Click below to see the other comments.
1 [2] 3 4
Share |


Information about Tulips

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Tulips
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1961
Added: Feb 20 2003
Viewed: 23917 times


Add Comment

Do you have any comments, criticism, paraphrasis or analysis of this poem that you feel would assist other visitors in understanding this poem better? If they are accepted, they will be added to this page of American Poems. Together we can build a wealth of information, but it will take some discipline and determination.

Do not post questions, pleas for homework help or anything of the sort, as these types of comments will be removed. The proper place for questions is the poetry forum.

Please note that after you post a comment, it can take up to an hour before it is visible on the website! Rest assured that your comment is not lost, so don't enter your comment again.

Comment on: Tulips
By: Sylvia Plath

Name: (required)
E-mail Address: (required)
Country:
Show E-mail Address:
Yes No
Subject:
Poem Comments:

Poem Info

Plath Info
Copyright © 2000-2012 Gunnar Bengtsson. All Rights Reserved. Links | Bookstore