Comment 3 of 3, added on January 14th, 2010 at 8:28 PM.
it is obviously about war
martha from United States
Comment 2 of 3, added on October 1st, 2007 at 6:28 AM.
The poem really traces the metaphorical journey that the speaker undertakes
towards sef-discovery, of course through a train ride of sorts as
exemplified in the poem. Obstacles faced along the way aside, the speaker
experiences a regeneration, being reborn - as pure as a baby. Perhaps one
may like to relate this to Plath herself; the hardship and obstacles she
encountered could have forced her to want to get somewhere - anywhere where
she can find solace and comfort away from a pathetic, oppressive life. This
is thus a poem about courage - about how that is manifest through her
constant struggles in life - towards a final destination.
Comment 1 of 3, added on September 20th, 2005 at 2:30 AM.
i only read the last 2 lines, & Lethe is some underground place in
mythology, where there is a river & if one drinks from it, one will forget
something or something. quite amazing really, seeing that babies prob dont