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Comment 14 of 280, added on September 26th, 2011 at 11:26 PM.
The Dead

This poem explains that the dead have no more desire for love, war, power,
or any earthly uses of this world. They only wish to sink into oblivion and
eternal rest. This poem gives the dark underlying message that death is a
better place to be than life because it holds no corruption and sin
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Comment 13 of 280, added on March 17th, 2011 at 8:03 AM.
The Dead

This poem is reinforcing her atheism if anything, the mention of anything
biblical is purely metaphorical and contextual.

She illustrates the finality of death in this remarkable little piece,
perhaps its unavoidable nature too.

I personally think she wants to paint how stark death is, "fond, final,
infamous decay" and the absence of luster; no heaven; no real angels.

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Comment 12 of 280, added on March 8th, 2011 at 9:50 AM.
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Comment 11 of 280, added on February 14th, 2011 at 10:15 PM.
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dale, kindly go and sit in a hole. thank you.

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: The Dead
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Poem of the Day: Mar 31 2012


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