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Analysis and comments on April 18 by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 9 of 59, added on April 21st, 2012 at 12:56 PM.
Dory

I think that I enjoyed Grass the most. I liked that Sandburg took on the
poresna of the grass. My reaction was that it was actually quite morbid,
though the simple language lightens the mood somewhat. It is talking about
the fact that sometimes we just tend to bury our problems and bad memories
under the ground and try to forget about them, but we need to remember
these things if we are to survive in the future. I really liked the simple
language.

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Comment 8 of 59, added on March 20th, 2012 at 5:23 PM.
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Comment 6 of 59, added on March 8th, 2012 at 5:09 AM.
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Comment 4 of 59, added on June 15th, 2010 at 5:27 PM.
April 18

I think the title of this poem may indicate that Plath wrote it sometime
during the april of her nineteenth year, when she was on the brink of
adulthood, yet still caught up in all the helplessness of youth; unsure of
herself or even of what future she wanted. Perhaps the season: spring, also
has some significance- maybe Plath felt she would not be able to make the
most of life's summer, and this made her feel depressed.

Katie
Comment 3 of 59, added on November 10th, 2008 at 12:55 AM.

i don't know much about sylvia plath's life, but i think it may be possible
she did not have a miscarriage, but rather an abortion. the beginning verse
seems to be about bad memories trapped in her head, those she wishes to
forget. this may be regarding her husband, because they ended after only
two years. then when she's talking about the weird feeling in her stomach,
maybe she's having the abortion. thus leading into the loss of a future, as
lost as a tennis ball in the night sky, because anyone who's ever tried
playing catch outside knows its quite impossible to follow a tennis ball in
the darkness of night.

mel from United States
Comment 2 of 59, added on April 24th, 2005 at 5:02 PM.

to me at the beginning of her poem it is talking about how everything piles
up in her head and is stuck there. the second part is about a weird feeling
in her stomach. she does not want to remember why it feels like this. a
future lost yesterday is talking about a life, how she had a miscarriage.
when she is talking about the tennis ball and the starlight is it saying
how you know it's there and you can see it, but in a blink of an eye it's
gone

ali a from United States
Comment 1 of 59, added on January 31st, 2005 at 11:41 PM.

Trying to find the significance of the date.
April 18 1958 - Sylvia recorded some 'excruciatingly formal' poems with Ted
Hughes beside her, watching over her. In these recordings can be found
"November Graveyard" and "Lady Lazarus".

Other significant historical events on April 18:
1775: Paul Revere begins ride through Massachusetts, "The Brittish are
coming".
1906: Earthquake in San Francisco (over 500 killed)
1942: U.S. planes first bomb Japan WWII
1949: Republic of Ireland independence declaration.

Jo Tonti-Filippini from Australia

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: April 18
Added: Feb 20 2003
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Poem of the Day: Feb 10 2006


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