Young By Anne Sexton Essays and Term Papers

  • Anne Sexton

    Anne Sexton believed that the most interesting poetry was written out of personal experience. Everything she had been through, her hospitalization, her affairs, her insanity, the loss of her parents, and great-aunt, gave her things to write about. She uses poetry as one of her outlet. She writes out...

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  • Anne Sexton

    1) The speaker is Anne Sexton, IMO. This poem is one of Anne Sexton's strophic poems, with a clear rhyme scheme and stanza order. The speaker is insane, yet she is able to maintain a sense of reality. She identifies with female oppression. "Her Kind" was written to lay out Sexton's despair towards the...

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  • Anne Sexton

    they are often used in literary works that scrutinize social issues. An example of such literary work is Anne Sexton's poem collection titled _Transformations_. In _Transformations_, Anne Sexton discusses the stereotypes and controversial social issues associated with women by retelling the famous Grimm's...

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  • Anne Sexton

    examples are Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. Both Plath and Sexton were troubled individuals who suffered from manic depression and bipolar disorder, and both ultimately gave in to their suicidal tendencies and took their own lives. The eerie similarities between the lives of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath continued...

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  • Anne Sexton "Cinderella"

    the Clock Struck Reality: Anne Sexton's retelling of Cinderella Michelangelo, perhaps the most gifted sculptor and painter of all times, once said that "geniuses stand on the shoulders of other geniuses." As Michelangelo built upon the brilliance of his predecessors, Anne Sexton does the same with her...

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  • Case Study: Anne Sexton

    Case Study: Anne Sexton Identifying Information: Name: Anne Sexton Date of birth, date of death: November 9, 1928 – October 4, 1974 Gender: female Ethnicity: white Country of residence and birth: United States Marital status: divorced Occupation: Poet Case Abstract: Anne Sexton was a successful...

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  • Anne Sexton Literary Essay

    Anne Sexton transforms the well-known fairytale Snow White into a sardonic piece of writing that reflects societal perceptions of the woman. In her poem she explores the idea that a woman is nothing more than a doll, something that sits pretty on a shelf for all to admire. She also describes the reliance...

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  • Oysters by Anne Sexton

    Oysters: Anne Sexton: An appreciation (commentary) The poem “Oysters” came into view in Anne Sexton’s sixth published book of poetry called “The Book of Folly”. Anne Sexton was married at the age of nineteen, and so this poem could revolve around how she misses her dad and how she grew older and...

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  • Anne Sexton Wanting to Die

    Anne Sexton: An Analysis of “Wanting To Die” In “Wanting To Die”, Anne Sexton illustrates vividly an analogy that compares one’s desire to commit suicide and drug addiction. Though this poem may initially seem to revolve around the themes of death and suicide, there are several examples in the poem...

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  • Transformations by Anne Sexton

    Hood" both begin with a list of seemingly in congruous descriptions of ‘reality.' Why does Sexton choose to use these parallel examples? The Cinderella story is about a girl who goes from rags to riches. Sexton is trying to show rags to riches in the beginning of the poem. People are always interested...

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  • The Abortion - Anne Sexton

    'The Abortion' by Anne Sexton is a first person narrative poem in the style of a stream of consciousness and conveys a woman's emotional and physical journey whilst undergoing an abortion. I intend to discuss how through the effective use of imagery, tone, symbolism and word choice the poet successfully...

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  • Analyzing Cinderella by Anne Sexton

    fairytale that we all love and remember. It is a tragedy that turns into love and happily ever after in the end. In contrast to this popular story, Anne Sexton's version of Cinderella is a dark and twisted version of the classic fairy tale. It takes on a whole new perspective and is fairly different...

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  • Anne Sexton 2

    Anne Sexton: Confessional Poet The Pulitzer-Prize winning Anne Sexton is one of the best known confessional poets. A confession is defined by the ritual discourse in which the speaking subject is also the subject of the statement. Anne Sexton’s autobiographical work framed her personal experiences...

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  • Starry Night by Anne Sexton

    Hannah Cressy English VO1A Dickson-Lew April 9th,2013 A Starry Night by Anne Sexton Anne Sexton, born on November 9, 1928 in Massachusetts, was an American poet known for her highly personal and confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer prize in 1967. Themes of her poetry include her suicidal...

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  • "Her Kind" by Anne Sexton Analysis

    ENG- 102 Witch Way Is Which? After reading the poem “Her Kind” by Anne Sexton a lot of thought and emotion arises. It leaves a lot to be questioned and can be interpreted in many different ways depending on the reader. I perceive it as the author symbolically describing her experience with manic...

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  • "Briar Rose", by Anne Sexton - Analysis

    Anne Sexton completely altered the fairy tale, Briar Rose. The original tale was a straight forward story that can lead the reader to come up with a moral. It was one that also had a happy ending. When Anne Sexton tells us her version of Briar Rose, she immediately begins by giving the reader a view...

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  • Anne Sexton. A letter to Her Husband

    American Lit. 2/12/2013 Anne Bradstreet A letter to Her Husband….. a. A woman is speaking about her husband in the poem, and I believe it’s the voice of the author Anne Bradstreet. The listener is designated to be her husband. b. She lamented over the departure of her husband, the distance...

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  • Her Kind by Anne Sexton (Analysis)

    evolved in that females are more empowered? SUMMARY Significant Literary Devices: imagery, syntax, repetition, allusion, conceit, rhyme scheme Anne Sexton's 'Her Kind' is a poem in which the speaker's pain is expressed through vivid imagery and dismal repetition. The title of this poem is a portion...

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  • Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath: Minds of Distortion and Darkness

    Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath were both great minds, creative individuals, and some of the greatest poetic individuals of the twentieth century. Though Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath were great poets, they were also obsessed with death, darkness, and plagued with manic depression. They yearned for death...

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  • Tone Essay on the poem "After Auschwitz" by Anne Sexton

    In the poem "After Auschwitz" by Anne Sexton, the speaker talks about her feelings after touring a concentration camp. The speaker writes about what humans are able to do to other humans and how horrible this specific time was. The speakers tone is mostly angry. During the poem, the speaker's tone becomes...

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