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Analysis and comments on Metaphors by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 59 of 499, added on November 22nd, 2010 at 6:03 PM.
Nigga.

NIGGAH FUCK YOU BITCH. I SHIT IN YO MOUF. damn.

Rufus from Bangladesh
Comment 58 of 499, added on August 4th, 2010 at 9:55 PM.
Proper interpretation

As an artist I often put a secret thing in my paintings. You know, such as
a ladybug or tiny item that no one knows but me. When someone catches my
secret I am pleased. So is how I read Metaphors. Note that when Sylvia
left home for England she was a carefree vivacious young girl. When she
came back from England she was a changed and depressed person who bordered
on mental disease. If you are interested in her secret it is revealed in
the order of the lines.

James Brown from United States
Comment 57 of 499, added on June 26th, 2010 at 7:11 AM.
metaphors

Sylvia knew her metaphors very well. She was a master in that field.

Emile Moelich from South Africa
Comment 56 of 499, added on June 4th, 2010 at 4:42 AM.
FRUCK U POE

I H8 ALLAN NIGGA CAMELTOE

Suzanne from Taiwan
Comment 55 of 499, added on June 4th, 2010 at 4:42 AM.
FRUCK U POE

I H8 ALLAN NIGGA CAMELTOE

Suzanne from Taiwan
Comment 54 of 499, added on June 4th, 2010 at 4:42 AM.
FRUCK U POE

I H8 ALLAN NIGGA CAMELTOE

Suzanne from Taiwan
Comment 53 of 499, added on June 4th, 2010 at 4:42 AM.
FRUCK U POE

I H8 ALLAN NIGGA CAMELTOE

Suzanne from Taiwan
Comment 52 of 499, added on June 4th, 2010 at 4:42 AM.
FRUCK U POE

I H8 ALLAN NIGGA CAMELTOE

Suzanne from Taiwan
Comment 51 of 499, added on June 2nd, 2010 at 11:17 AM.
Interpretation

This poem is definitely about how unhappy Plath was in the latter stages of

her pregnancy. Using terms like 'elephant' (think of Hemingway in Hills
Like White Elephants), 'ponderous house' and 'fat purse', Plath is
describing just how she feels. These metaphors, coupled with the 'bag of
green apples', which not only bloat you, but turn your stomach sour paint a

picture of a woman who feels dreadful. There is so much more to be
discovered in these nine simple lines, but suffice it to say that Plath
felt she had no control over her life at this point ('there's no getting
off') - and any woman who has been pregnant can understand that there comes

a point when you feel that you are merely a vessel for this 'red fruit'.
Plath was a desperately unhappy woman, and this is only too obvious in this

poem.



suman samprit from Zimbabwe
Comment 50 of 499, added on May 27th, 2010 at 9:55 AM.
beautiful

slyvia plath has beautifully written the poem to describe
the pain and suffering of women during pregnancy. However, I feel that she
has exaggerated the feelings which may create a kind of fear among newly
married brides and other women expecting child.

aditya from Nepal

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Metaphors
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1959
Added: Feb 21 2003
Viewed: 6339 times
Poem of the Day: Aug 6 2004


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