Poet: Sylvia Plath
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: Published/Written in 1963
Comment 5 of 5, added on December 24th, 2010 at 1:55 PM.
i think tihs is a poem of sylvia plath about her creativity where she know the power of her poetry tht
I think this is a poetry of sylvia plath about her creative power of her poetry, that will govern for long years. And she is discovering herself in nature.
Comment 4 of 5, added on July 27th, 2010 at 8:37 AM.
my english exam
hi. i'm writting a english exam on Wednesday and one of the poems are Words.we never analysed it in class, so i don't really understand what the poem is about. If anybody knows, please reply.
krisnaels from South Africa
Comment 3 of 5, added on February 13th, 2009 at 8:38 PM.
At my high school, we've been studying a unit which examines how postwar composers- Plath, Heller and Beckett- dealt with the implications of World War Two, the atom bomb, a changing world, the hopes of the new era etc. In that light, you could interpret this poem as being a cynical statement by Plath that words- i.e. diplomacy, politics, statements of hope and optimism- are really meaningless. It's a bit harder to draw parallels with the unit than some of her other poems, I guess.
Tom from Australia
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