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    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 Harvey

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    Anne Sexton: Poetry as Therapy

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    Anne Sexton: Poetry as Therapy Many great literary and artistic geniuses have been troubled with deep depression and mental illness. Anne Sexton is an example of a poet with such problems who used her personal despair to inspire her poetic works. Not all of Sexton's work is based solely on her mental health; but a good portion of her work is influenced by her constant bouts with depression. As she struggled to deal with her own marital infidelity and the problems associated with being a female

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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

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    Comparing Feminist Poetry by Plath and Sexton Poetry "should be a shock to the senses. It should also hurt" Anne Sexton believed (Baym 2703), and evidence of this maxim's implications echoes loudly through the writing of Sexton as well as through the work of her friend and contemporary Sylvia Plath. Plath and Sexton's lifetimes spanned a period of remarkable change in the social role of women in America, and both are obviously feminist poets caught somewhere between the submissive pasts of

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    Anne Sexton : Life into Art

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    Anne Sexton : Life into Art A story, a story! (Let it go. Let it come.) I was stamped out like a Plymouth fender into this world. First came the crib with its glacial bars. Then dolls and the devotion to their plastic mouths. Then there was school, the little straight rows of chairs, blotting my name over and over, but undersea all the time, a stranger whose elbows wouldn't work. Then there was life with its cruel houses and people who seldom touched - though touch is all-

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    A Woman Like That, Anne Sexton

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    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 discussions. Sexton would use her own personal experience from life to create her poems. After

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    Imagery in Frost's Acquainted with the Night and Sexton 's Her Kind In order to maximize meaning and overall total effect of a piece of work, writers use various literary devices.  These techniques enhance the author's work and add a dimension that results in higher reader satisfaction.  Throughout the poems I have read this quarter thus far, I have discovered the use of imagery as a prominent source of literary embellishment.  In particular the image of night is used in poems "Acquainted with

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    Deception Point

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    beneath the Arctic ice. The finding, a 300 years old meteorite with fossil, is made public during the presidential elections and this is a devastating blow for Senator Sexton who has been criticising NASA for errors throughout the campaign. The president sends Rachel Sexton ,a White House intelligence analyst and daughter to senator Sexton , along with four other ordinary scientists and a team of highly ranked NASA scientists up to the Arctic to verify and confirm the authenticity of the finding. Soon

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    are built on a “single idea or quality” and are presented without much “individualizing detail” (Abrams 33). The sexton, Elizabeth, Goodman, the visiting divine, the nurse, etc. serve as foils to Mr. Hooper. There is only one well-developed, or three dimensional character, in this short story, and he is  the protagonist, Reverend Mr. Hooper. At the outset of the tale, the sexton, a flat or type character, is tolling the church bell and simultaneously watching Mr. Hoop... ... middle of paper

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    passive and quiet and more driven by sorrow than anger. But as there is an underlying sense of sorrow in Thomas’ villanelle, there is also a sense of quiet anger. In “For Eleanor Boylan Talking With God”, Sexton expresses the pain of losing a loved one. There is a surreal quality to the poem, Sexton seems to write as she thinks with a thought inciting a memory; she communicates her feelings in a very literal concrete way but the poem is still very abstract because there is so little linking these images

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