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Analysis and comments on Jilted by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 13 of 23, added on July 18th, 2014 at 2:52 PM.

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Comment 11 of 23, added on August 17th, 2013 at 8:44 PM.
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good use of metaphore; I could visualize her pain.

brian from United States
Comment 10 of 23, added on June 14th, 2011 at 10:16 AM.


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Comment 9 of 23, added on July 3rd, 2010 at 5:23 AM.

There is a oneness of tone and structure in this poem. A perfect poem, I
would say.

Emile Moelich from South Africa
Comment 8 of 23, added on December 8th, 2009 at 10:10 AM.

I really like this poem even if it talks about sorrow and her suffering but
i think she is a really good poet and i sometimes wish i could write like
her and i wish that some people could see like me!

Michael from United States
Comment 7 of 23, added on June 7th, 2009 at 12:34 AM.

I agree that this is a seamless, perfect little poem and it's good to see
that she possessed marvelous real talent -- lyrically lovely rhyme which
demonstrates realistic, powerful meaning. It's a little like knowing that
Picasso could actually draw. Sylvia is legit.

Comment 6 of 23, added on June 7th, 2009 at 12:15 AM.

my first impressions of this poem were that she wanted love and she
couldn't find it hence being so depressed. I thought also she was full or
is full of self-pity.
I find interesting that Sylvia or the persona, associates sweetness with
love and it's opposite meanings to it's discomfort.

Sean Gooding from Australia
Comment 5 of 23, added on September 20th, 2008 at 11:53 PM.

I was researching this poem, I came upon it hoping to find an analysis of
text, and instead I found a bitter response to a boasting comment.

And yes, you are boasting. All you said was "I've written better" and you
provided no evidence as to why you think that way although you've given us
plenty of ethos.

A monkey could earn a PhD.
A monkey could also call a poem 'neat'
A monkey could also probably write a book.

How, then, do I know that you're no monkey?

Alexandra- thank you for providing me with an analysis of this text.

Elizabeth from United States
Comment 4 of 23, added on August 19th, 2005 at 8:57 AM.

Oh dear. I'm ever so sorry to hear that Plath has a disorder and/or a
characteristic flaw. You've been so helpful. I mean, it isn't as if I
already knew that she suffered from severe depression. When *I* think of
Plath, the words "carefree," "optimistic," and "exuberant" always spring to

C'mon, Mr. Ph.D of Egypt. Did you really come here to bash Plath? I don't
see the point, when you have gone to such great lengths to muffle your
attack with ego-centric verbiage. Oh, I'd love to read these supposedly
"better" poems of yours. I'm sure they're the cat's meow.

This particular poem may be lacking in substance, but its imagery is
stunning. The "crabbed and yellow" thoughts and the lemon moon's "wry-faced
pucker" depict such a vivid scene. And Sylvia Plath, as always, manages to
thread words so seamlessly into a marvelous finished product.

Shada from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Jilted
Added: Feb 20 2003
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