Essays Tagged: "Anne Sexton"

Modern Writing - This essay describes how modern authors such as Ernest Hemmingway, Robert Frost, and Anne Sexton. This essay describes how dark and depressing modern writing can be.

ed when reality comes back into his mind.One of the latest of the modernist poems is one written by Anne Sexton called Self in 1958. This is one of the most depressing of all modern poems. Sexton expr ...

(2 pages) 98 1 3.4 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Briar Rose", by Anne Sexton - Analysis

Anne Sexton completely altered the fairy tale, Briar Rose. The original tale was a straight forward ... tory 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 o ... "...without the court chemist mixing her some knock-out drops" (lines 106-107). From that point on, Anne Sexton slowly applies her life to the poem, and adds the parts of her like that she has trouble ...

(2 pages) 42 0 3.7 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Anne SextonA Life of Drama, Joy, and Poetry

Anne Sexton was an excellent poet; she was both inspirational and brutally honest. Sexton's poems pr ... ged her eventual suicide.(George 308)Sexton's life was filled with extremely difficult experiences. Anne Sexton was an extraordinary woman. At the age of only seventeen Anne Sexton became a wife, a be ... e. Everyone had always made decisions for her and this was one decision she would make for herself. Anne Sexton died October 4th, 1974 of carbon monoxide poisoning.Very few writers can take a story, a ...

(5 pages) 35 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays

The life of Anne Sexton

Anne Sexton was born Anne Gray Harvey on the 9th day of November 1928 in Newton, Massachusetts. She ... get told. To outline personal relationships....always at a high pitch of emotion requires courage." Anne Sexton had this courage.As a child Anne felt unwanted and unloved, mostly by her mother. Sexton ... ther. Once in high school two of her poems were published and her mother accused her of plagiarism. Anne then stopped writing for fear of future accusations. She was very afraid of her mother because ...

(5 pages) 33 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Paralelle lives of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath

"Any writer, any artist, I'm sure is obsessed with death, a prerequisite for life" -Anne SextonThroughout time artists have always been known as a bit eccentric. Because they are a thi ... r fixations so strong, that it proves stronger than they, consuming them entirely. Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton are perfect examples of this type of tragedy. Looking now, at their lives and especially ... that through it she generated more fame than she could have ever imagined when she was still alive.Anne Gray Harvey was born in Weston Massachusetts to Mary and Ralph Harvey. Her childhood was not as ...

(5 pages) 45 1 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Images and Symbolic Meaning

es using specific techniques. Using the four poems, "To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph" by Anne Sexton, "The Return of Icarus" by David Wagoner, "The New Icarus" by Vassar Miller and "Landsca ...

(2 pages) 47 0 0.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Anne sexton's cinderella

y variations of fantasies, "Happily ever after" is reoccurring in every fairy tale. "Cinderella" by Anne Sexton is a different variation of the classic tale. The author sets up her version of Cinderel ... By doing so, Sexton would like the reader to know the difference between a fairy tale and reality. Anne Sexton deconstructs the ending of her retold fairy tale by using sarcasm to change the reader's ...

(4 pages) 104 0 3.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Satire in Anne Sexton's Cinderella

In Anne Sexton's "Cinderella" one may ponder what the purpose and tone is. Anne Sexton uses a strong sa ... morous undertone when poking fun at marriage. The use of dark humor adds life and body to the poem. Anne Sexton's placement of witty understatements is impeccable and allows the reader to imagine Anne ... is trying to convey. Satire can be seen in "Cinderella" without even finishing the first stanza. In Anne Sexton's case she is using satire to describe marriage. Sexton has prime examples of her satiri ...

(3 pages) 60 0 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

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 p ... 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 pla ... and the strange obsessions they shared during they're several years of friendship.Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton did not pull their style, creativity and ideas out of nowhere. Both Sexton and Plath suf ...

(6 pages) 43 0 3.7 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Life of Anne Sexton

imagine would be a dark day, November 9th, 1928, the dark, intelligent, and brilliant mind known as Anne Sexton was born in the small town of Newton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Mary Gray S ... Newton, Massachusetts. She was the daughter of Mary Gray Staples Harvey and Ralph Churchill Harvey. Anne was raised in a prosperous middle-class family. Anne was the baby of the family, and was always ...

(9 pages) 30 0 5.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Anne Sexton's "Cinderella"

"Cinderella" AnalysisThrough literary devices such as simile, repetition and symbolism, Anne Sexton delivers the message that there is no way to live "happily ever after." Using four short ...

(6 pages) 127 0 5.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Anne Sexton's Cinderella: An Analysis

or been read fairy tales once in our lives, and how do they always end? Yes, happily ever after. In Anne Sexton's "Cinderella", she shakes up the traditional fairy tale, by adding her own tale. She us ...

(3 pages) 155 1 4.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Discussion of Anne Sexton.

At the heart of Anne Sexton's poetry is a search for identity, and her well-known infatuation with death, which is t ... e it does not mean that her confessions necessarily describe experiences ridden with guilt or pain. Anne Sexton speaks longingly and lovingly of a world of health and childlike wholeness. This is a wo ... e wholeness. This is a world toward which she struggles courageously and against overwhelming odds. Anne Sexton wrote several books of poetry, with Live or Die , which contains her poem "Wanting to Di ...

(3 pages) 26 0 5.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Biographies

W&R Across Curriculum Discussions.

CN 2: Sexton's "Cinderella""Cinderella" by Anne Sexton is a different variation of the classic tale. Sexton alters the "Recurring, happily ever ... hed fairy tale.There is little emotional attachment seen by either Wilhelm Grimm's "Ashputtle", and Anne Sexton. The serious interest in folklore was spurred in the stories collected by Jacob and Wilh ... t I do prefer the "Happily ever after," tale of love.It seems no surprise that contemporary author, Anne Sexton, created her own version of the classic Cinderella story. Jakob and Wilhelm Grimm are cr ...

(18 pages) 78 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sharon Olds and Confessional Poetry

movement started in the late 1950s-early 1960s with writers such as Robert Lowell, Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton. The subject matter focused on extremely intimate details of the writers' lives and intr ...

(7 pages) 31 0 0.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A Lifetime Of Guilt

A Lifetime of Guilt In Anne Sexton's "The Abortion" and Lucille Clifton's "The lost baby poem," both poets explore the effe ... rse like "The lost baby poem" the same message can be expressed just as strongly.In "The Abortion," Anne Sexton communicates the pain and remorse of giving up a child to abortion. This poem has a dist ... stout as chives . . .the road was as flat as a sheet of tin.It is evident in both "The Abortion" by Anne Sexton and "The lost baby poem" by Lucille Clifton that the feeling of guilt and remorse run de ...

(4 pages) 7 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Explanation Of Peter Gabriel's Song Mercy Street

ul-01 The song, Mercy Street, by Peter Gabriel, is this composer's attempt to delineate the mind of Anne Sexton, a troubled, yet brilliant poet; he does this with the assistance of the following devic ... antly, general theme. This song, including its title, is entirely symbolic; it symbolizes the realm Anne Sexton searched for in her confessional poem, 45 Mercy Street. The symbols are significant; the ...

(1 pages) 620 0 0.0 Jul/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Rites of Passage

d,? but basically, rites of passage are about growing up. ?The Hero?s Journey,? the poem ?Young? by Anne Sexton, and ?The Seven Ages of Man,? by William Shakespeare all tie into the same idea of rites ...

(3 pages) 20 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

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 wr ... The poem already begins with the key word in line 1: "Anger," From the very beginning of the poem, Anne Sexton is angry. Another examples in line 4 + 5: "Each day," "each Nazi" This is a great exampl ... ee the concentration camp with its prisoners as you would stand in it.Detail is the third technique Anne Sexton uses to convey the tone. In the last two lines the tone changes suddenly from the dark a ...

(3 pages) 3790 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Poem Analysis I am me

Palma 1 Tara Palma English 102 Poem Comparison Essay April 17, 2014 The poems "Her Kind" by Anne Sexton, and "I am Vertical" by Sylvia Plath contain numerous differences like structure, tone a ... rence between the importance of accepting yourself and being accepted.Palma 5 Works Cited Sexton, Anne. "Her Kind". Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama. 2nd Ed. Robert DiYanni. New York: McGr ...

(5 pages) 3 0 0.0 Apr/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry