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Comment 5 of 11, added on December 24th, 2010 at 1:55 PM.
words

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.




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Comment 4 of 11, 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.
thanks
krisna

krisnaels from South Africa
Comment 3 of 11, 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
Comment 2 of 11, added on March 25th, 2005 at 10:48 AM.

I've read that this poem was written after Sylvia Plath heard the news, via
words in a phone call from a friend, of Ted Hughes' infidelity. I'd like
to see more formal research on this poem online but am having a hard time
finding it.

JG from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Words
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1963
Added: Feb 20 2003
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