Margaret Atwood

(18 November 1939 / Ottawa, Ontario)

A Sad Child - Poem by Margaret Atwood

You're sad because you're sad.
It's psychic. It's the age. It's chemical.
Go see a shrink or take a pill,
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Comments about A Sad Child by Margaret Atwood

  • (6/14/2007 2:28:00 PM)


    I think that in the last two stanzas she is saying that even though this kid is sad because she feels like she is not the favourite, when the end of our lives come and we die (whether in a car accident or safe in bed, hence the burning car/blanket) then everyone's more or less the same anyway - either none of us is the favourite, or we all are. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/30/2007 5:53:00 PM)


    What do you think the 2nd last, and last stanza is about? Why does the poem change all of a sudden? ? and does anybody know the theme of this poem? It's so simple tht it's actually hard. lol (Report) Reply

  • Brian Dorn (7/26/2006 12:13:00 PM)


    We all (children and adults) desire attention. I think that's why many of us write poetry... (Report) Reply

  • (11/2/2005 8:39:00 AM)


    Humans suffer psychic wounds that never heal, who can measure this pain? Margaret Atwood is an amazing poet but I hope she doesn't underestimate the spiritual darkness every human encounters. (Report) Reply

  • (6/29/2005 4:54:00 PM)


    I believe in 'getting over yourself' but this seems a little cold to me. (Report) Reply

  • (2/10/2005 8:32:00 PM)


    i am doing a research on maragret atwood and i would like to konw the year she wrote the A sad child' and if someone can analyze the poem for as early as possible please. what the theme, rythem, methphor please (Report) Reply



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