Anne Sexton

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  • Anne Sexton

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    Anne Sexton The third decade of the twentieth century brought on more explicit writers than ever before, but none were as expressive as Anne Sexton. Her style of writing, her works, the image that she created, and the crazy life that she led are all prime examples of this. Known as one of the most “confessional” poets of her time, Anne Sexton was also one of the most criticized. She was known to use images of incest, adultery, and madness to reveal the depths of her deeply troubled life, which

  • Anne Sexton

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    Anne Sexton Michealangelo, 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 in her collection of poems entitled Transformations. She renovated fairy tales as told by the Brothers Grimm by adding her own life experiences and view of contemporary culture, hammering away until she built an entirely new art form. Anne Sexton has had

  • Anne Sexton

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    Santa, the Easter Bunny and Cinderella were characters we fondly remembered. But although we recognized these figures and legends as illusions, we held on to many of the sentiments the stories, without questioning their application to adult life. Anne Sexton often uses these innocent, childlike images juxtaposed with cynical but more realistic situations in order show that the lessons society teaches children, ones that children retain as adults, are illusions that do not properly illustrate the corrupt

  • Essay On Anne Sexton

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    contributed to the making of a female writer who would not listen to society but take her own path in poetry. Anne Sexton was more than a housewife, but a woman with real knowledge and troubled mind that lead her to speak the unspeakable in poetry. She was the voice that struggled so dearly to be heard through her confessional style of poetry. 1. Anne Sexton’s Personal Life Anne Gray Harvey Sexton was a famous poet and playwright of her time. She was born in Newton, Massachusetts. Her father was Ralph

  • Anne Sexton Analysis

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    "Anne Sexton was so special in so many ways, she was so ordinary- and yet, Sexton was far from ordinary."(Talabay 1978) She was a open-ended, intuitive, confessional writer that towards the end turned more dark and demonic. Anne sexton growing up was never a religious type of person but more of a rebellious child trying every way possible to undermined her parents every chance she got. Anne 's poetry inspired many to step up and face who they really are while they still can, but even though Anne 's

  • Anne Sexton: Cinderella

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    cause harm. But in Anne Sexton’s poem, she uses sarcasm to throw her audience back to actuality, even a midst a fairytale element. In Anne Sexton’s poem, Cinderella she uses sarcasm and a basis of the true tale to make what many would call a “mockery” of the original Grimm Tale. Sexton does not refer to the Grimm brothers in her poem, for she considers this re-telling her own creation, uniquely by using irony to her advantage. As an audience we can relate to how and why Sexton takes much from the

  • Analysis Of Cinderella By Anne Sexton

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    The poem “Cinderella” by Anne Sexton tells the story of Cinderella but differently then the beloved fairy tale portrayed by Walt Disney. Sexton emphases the way the Grimm Brothers told the story of Cinderella. Readers will feel a sense of hatred toward the idea of Disney’s version of the story. Sexton shows the Cinderella story in a more realistic way and explains how not everything will have a happy-ever-after. In the first four stanzas of the poem Sexton makes fun of these unrealistic fairy

  • Anne Sexton Cinderella Analysis

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    it is easy to say most everyone is familiar with the story of Cinderella. However, each version offers a different outlook or purpose, as Anne Sexton’s poem does. In order to see where Sexton stands her story must be understood, then other versions of Cinderella will be considered as well the effect of “that story” and what this could mean in her poem. Sexton begins her version of Cinderella with quick stanzas summarizing four examples of “that story”. The basic idea of all four stories is the classic

  • A Woman Like That, Anne Sexton

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    Throughout Anne Sexton’s “Her Kind” the reader is often wondering who is the voice of the persona. Many people believed that the “I” in the poem was referring to Anne Sexton. Anne was often labeled as a confessional poet. From Sexton’s point of view confessional poetry is poetry of suffering. The suffering is generally unbearable because the poetry is often about a psychological breakdown. The psychological condition of most confessional poets, including Anne Sexton, has been subject to many literary

  • Anne Sexton and "Briar Rose"

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    In “Briar Rose,” Anne Sexton utilizes a classic fairy tale to inform the reader of her own childhood experiences with sexual abuse. Instead of simply retelling the story, she puts a new twist on it and transforms it into an elaborate metaphor: Sexton is the Briar Rose from her own story. Not so much a cry for help as a plea for awareness, Sexton uses carefully crafted words to depict Briar Rose’s and her own struggle to expose the perpetrator of sexual abuse. She also uses her adaptation of the