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Poem analysis-Mad girl's lovesong

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Mad Girl's Lovesong In Mad Girl's Lovesong by Sylvia Plath a feeling of broken love with frustration and insanity are quickly introduced. The poem uses a beautiful expression of alienation and loss of confidence, and mixed with an abiding love, maintains that the poem provides insight into Plath's own battle with depression. The metaphorical title presents the lens through a mad person's view of not only her relationship with her lover also the rest of the surrounding world. The poem seems like a haunting plea, it's about Plath's inability to cope with the world's restrictions and so her decent into insanity. This poem has a total of 6 stanzas; the first stanza begins with two lines that represent Plath's depressing attitude, "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;" she wanted to shut her eyes so she could block out and get away from things around her."I lift my lids and all is born again."Lifting her eyes allow her to regain her sanity and hope that she had lost. ...read more.


The rhyme schemes are in all ABA for the first five stanzas, and the last one stanza has the scheme for ABAA. She utilizes her power to carefully structure the sound and language as she sees fit. The poem's villanelle form is significant at the third stanza when Plath states her lover made her "Moon-struck" and "insane", white she relates how she "forget[s] [his] name", since the most mind numbing repetition of 2 recurring lines throughout the poem conveys the idea that Plath's mental illness or madness. More over the fourth stanza draws attention to itself through extensive alliteration and consonance, as seen in phrases like "fires fade", "drops dead" and "seraphim and Satan's men." Plath uses repetitive rhythm in this poem. She uses 10 stresses and syllables per line throughout the whole poem. For instance "I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed", on the other hand, this line does not follow the rule in punctuation, which in this whole poem there is a punctuation at the end of each line, except this one. ...read more.


The word "Waltzing" from the second stanza first line leads to connotations of dancing, and romance, although the next two lines continue the idea from the first stanza about the stars vanishing into blackness. Moreover this gives an imagery of turning from a heaven to hells just like the falling of god from the sky and fires of hells that is described in stanza four, this emphasizes that these is nothing in life, even religion to help stabilize her ad that for the world has become an empty black place full of uncertainty and devoid love. Sylvia Plath's "Mad Girl's Lovesong" examines the interplay between broken love and insanity within a women's mind resulting from her relationship with a lover. In particular, she believes that she has a power over the surrounding world, by simply opening or closing her eyes she could decide the fate of everything in the world. However, in the end she couldn't face the idea that something in the world is not within her control, and chooses to believe that her lover is no more than a creation of her mind. ?? ?? ?? ?? ...read more.

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