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Analysis and comments on Tulips by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 5 of 35, added on July 14th, 2005 at 12:51 PM.

The tulips are a physical reminder of what she has lost. They "correspond"
to her wound, make her think she is deficient in some way because she lost
her pregnancy. I sense bitterness toward whoever gave them to her
(probably her husband), because their associations and bright, blood-red
color seem inappropriate to her.

anna from United States
Comment 4 of 35, added on April 26th, 2005 at 7:11 PM.

To me, the tulips remind Sylvia of her past before her father passed away.
They burdern her, and she wishes for her hands to be 'empty' because they
remind her of her past. They remind her of her childhood when she did not
suffer from insanity. She longs for to be sane and healthy again.

Jackie from United States
Comment 3 of 35, added on March 18th, 2005 at 6:19 PM.

The heading of the poem says it all "tulips" they are representation of
mootherhood. PLatj challenges the traditional symbol of romance associated
with the flower. The flower remindes her of her sexaul personna which in
her case is cause of her physical pain becuase of a medical condition

Comment 2 of 35, added on January 16th, 2005 at 9:43 AM.

I think this poem is significant to Syvia Plaths history, I think its her
sucide note showing her fealings, sad poem

Oliva deroza from Botswana
Comment 1 of 35, added on October 17th, 2004 at 4:25 PM.

this poem is excellent im only 15 and im already intersted in this women,
she is my role model!! a hreat poem for everybody to read

lisa Byrne

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Information about Tulips

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