Comment 5 of 15, added on September 3rd, 2010 at 2:21 PM.
I always thought this was about someones penis
Comment 4 of 15, added on March 23rd, 2006 at 2:49 AM.
She is trying to tell us that reached to her end .Shimmering is the word
she used to describe her birthday present . The secret in this poam is to
find out what is her birthday present;
Putting end to her life by this shimmeriring birthday present will be the
perefect present for her!
Comment 3 of 15, added on March 20th, 2006 at 11:33 AM.
Comment 2 of 15, added on February 20th, 2006 at 11:37 PM.
For more insight into what Plath was talking about here, read "Birthday
Letters", published by Ted Hughes (her former husband) just a few years
ago---nearly 40 years after her death. He finally gave her what she
wanted. Ironically, about a year before he died.
Plath fan from United States
Comment 1 of 15, added on March 23rd, 2005 at 10:04 AM.
i found this poem to be intriguing. it showed deep insight into the real
pain that could be found in Sylvia Plath. her longing is truly conveyed in
A Birthday Present, and i feel that it is done so in a more profound way
than in any of her other poetry to think of.
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