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Analysis and comments on Metaphors by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 14 of 444, added on July 21st, 2005 at 12:21 PM.

I disagree with the student of English (3/27/05) that the poem is a
negative comment on pregnancy. I see it as a humorous way of looking at a
normal, albeit at times inconveniently bulky, human condition. This is my
favorite of all of Plath's poems, short and sweet, and to any woman who has
ever been there, a wry and real expression of how it feels to be pregnant.

Yen2Learn from United States
Comment 13 of 444, added on June 8th, 2005 at 6:53 PM.

Hey, there are also nine letters in the word "pregnancy." Sylvia Plath is
a brilliant, brilliant woman. The Bell Jar is by all means the greatest
book EVER and this poem is awesome as well.

mattie from United States
Comment 12 of 444, added on May 31st, 2005 at 12:02 AM.

a melon strolling on 2 tendrills????? 0o0o0o0o0o0 a carrage with a baby ok
i get it.......i think

AgeAintNothingButANumber from United States
Comment 11 of 444, added on May 20th, 2005 at 1:30 PM.

I really liked this poem can you make more thank you very mich

Chartyna williams from United States
Comment 10 of 444, added on May 16th, 2005 at 9:16 PM.

Sylvia Plath killed herself because she was a manic depressive. Just in
case anyone doesn't know that. And yeah this poem is good!

sarah from United States
Comment 9 of 444, added on May 15th, 2005 at 1:27 PM.

I'm pregnant too... well sort of. Anyway, this poem confused me at first
then after looking closly and breacking it down i realized that this poem
is metaphoricle!!! Wow what a trip... but honestly after reading it slower
and breacking up the lines and syllables I found this poem quite
entertaining.

John from Grenada
Comment 8 of 444, added on April 14th, 2005 at 11:57 AM.

ummm, i am really bad at poems, and i read this and totally didn't
understand it, and i had to read this for a class, then i got on the
comptuer and thank you guys for helping me get a good grade :D

Kyle from United States
Comment 7 of 444, added on April 10th, 2005 at 5:26 PM.

hey breckies!!!!
whoa that pregnancy thing is weird, i totally didnt get the poem until i
read this stuff. hey now i know what to write about for my journal entry.
hey maggie and mahogany!

KP from United States
Comment 6 of 444, added on April 10th, 2005 at 12:49 PM.

I really don't get this poem. That's all I have to say. Oh yeah, melons
taste good! Especially with rotabunga sauce!!! :-D (Josie)

I don't know from United States
Comment 5 of 444, added on March 27th, 2005 at 5:53 PM.

There are nine lines in the poem, nine syllables in each line, and nine
months in a pregnancy. The speaker is pregnant. The speakers is also not
happy about being pregnant. She feel like her cargo is more important that
she is. While she is “… an elephant, a… house, a melon… a fat purse… a
means…”, the baby is the ivory from the elephant, the valuable timber in
the house, and the fruit inside the melon. The baby is the money in the fat
purse that is the speaker. There is no more joy in being sick from
pregnancy than from being sick by stupidly eating a bag of green apples,
according to the speaker. The speaker not only regrets becoming pregnant,
but also views it as a stupid choice for which she is being punished.

a student of English from United States

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Information about Metaphors

Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Metaphors
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1959
Added: Feb 21 2003
Viewed: 187 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 6 2004


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