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Comment 20 of 80, added on March 22nd, 2011 at 10:16 AM.
i feel that this poem really brings out the emotions that a pregnant women
is feeling. Well done sylvia.
Zangoose from Singapore
Comment 19 of 80, added on March 22nd, 2011 at 6:22 AM.
You are - Sylvia Plath
I hated it and I seriously wanted to find Sylvia and burn her at the stake
for writing such a dull, disgusting piece of rubbish. Spoilt my day,
Simon Seetoh from Singapore
Comment 18 of 80, added on March 9th, 2011 at 7:28 PM.
You are by Sylvia Plath
This poem is retarded. The End :P
Comment 17 of 80, added on December 23rd, 2010 at 6:38 AM.
heart touching and fantastic poem written by slvia
Comment 16 of 80, added on February 21st, 2010 at 9:07 AM.
I like this poem
Olivia from Brazil
Comment 15 of 80, added on December 17th, 2009 at 9:35 AM.
This poem was forwarded to me by a male friend during my pregnancy. The
reference to calendar events - 4th July to All Fool's Day was perfectly
timed for me and so the poem resonated even more so. But it's the second
stanza where she describes 'A creel of eels, all ripples'/ 'Jumpy as a
Mexican bean' that you can feel what it's like to have a baby inside. She
also gives insight into how an expectant mother feels towards their unborn
child 'Looked for like mail' / 'Farther off than Australia' / 'A clean
slate, with your own face on'. Never will a woman be so intimately tied to
another person for so long and yet not know them. In some ways they don't
yet exist in this world and she can't seem to find them no matter how far
she looks. It's the most amazing and contradictory experience.
Maybe this is a poem best appreciated by women although I see some men find
the descriptions very effective. To call admirers of the poem 'stupid'
lacks empathy which is what I think a good comprehension of this poem
Kelly from United Kingdom
Comment 14 of 80, added on December 11th, 2009 at 7:38 AM.
no it doesn't, you're all so stupid
Harry Coen from Brunei Darussalam, Negara
Comment 13 of 80, added on September 14th, 2009 at 3:05 PM.
this poem is just lovely..we´ve discussed it in our english class today and
i really enjoyed it :) it has so many wonderful pictures in it and it
discribes the love to her unborn child in such a beautiful way...
sarita from United Kingdom
Comment 12 of 80, added on May 5th, 2009 at 11:07 AM.
Bent backed atlas refers to the greek/roman legend about how the giant
named atlas has to hold up the sky on his back.
A creel of eels, all ripples
jumpy like a mexican bean
this describes how the baby is sometimes jumpy but sometimes peaceful and
finally the time between 4th of july and all fools day (april fools day
1st april) is 9 months which is how long she is pregnat for.
Comment 11 of 80, added on September 18th, 2008 at 12:31 AM.
even though I am a guy, I can visualize it and see the comparisons.
bubba from Bahamas
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