Sylvia Plath

(October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963 / Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts)

April 18 - Poem by Sylvia Plath

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  • (11/5/2008 11:09:00 PM)

    Alan you can keep telling your self that. I'm pretty sure this poem has no significance to you on purpose, though any piece of writing can be interpreted in that kind of way. (Report) Reply

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  • (10/30/2008 2:15:00 AM)

    hey shane
    are you sure about THE BELL JAR by S.P.? ?
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  • (10/30/2008 2:09:00 AM)

    I love the first stanza! it delineates so much of the darker side of life or possibly the miserable phase she's going through. It's bloody depressing to think of how she commited suicide by putting her head in the oven...why can't men understand women? (Report) Reply

  • (1/24/2008 3:01:00 PM)

    My birthday happens to be April 18th.

    I can't admit that i feel a terribly special significance with this poem.

    In one of Sylvia Plath's other poems 'You're' she speaks of her pregnancy which she has just discovered.
    And from the way this was written I feel that the loss of a life in hers is what prompted the writing of this poem.
    Be it her child or just a family member.

    But hey, thats just my guess.
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  • Shane Clawson (11/14/2007 9:34:00 PM)

    As far as I am concerned this is a negative outlook on life or S.P. was full of regret as she wrote these lines. I discovered her novel The Bell Jar and I just found out more about this writer/poet. Little did I know that she was successful in writing but she had some kind of depression becuase the poor girl committed suicide. I wonder what was driving her to end her life so early. I guess I will find out as I turn the pages and read her autobiography. You are truely missed, S.P.! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! (Report) Reply

  • (9/21/2007 8:29:00 AM)

    My birthday is april the 11th and so i think this poem holds a special significance for me as it is only 7 days away from my birthday. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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