Claim: Yes, she was. She puts herself in this young girls position and talks about how hard it would be to let her child go, as she would have to stay and recover. Reasons: 1. Anne is able to relate to the unknown girl by seeing how to both of them, their children are what come first. In her poem, Anne is able to connect with the young girl again by writing how hard it must be to have your own baby be taken away.
Unknown Girl In A Maternity Ward - Poem by Anne Sexton
Unknown Girl In A Maternity Ward Poem by Anne Sexton - Poem Hunter
Child, the current of your breath is six days long. You lie, a small knuckle on my white bed; lie, fisted like a snail, so small and strong at my breast. Your lips are animals; you are fed with love. At first hunger is not wrong.
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Post a Comment. Since I know I likely won't be able to post as frequently anymore--though I hope to do something later tonight, when my work is finished--I think I'd like to post a poem a day in here. Perhaps every couple of days, but this way, I can share ones that strike me--which should be particularly persistent this semester, with my directed study on female poets after World War II. Of course, this also means that the poems will almost invariably be Anne Sexton for the next weeks this is how long I'm working with her , and then a couple of weeks of Plath, but hopefully others will sneak in now and again, and certainly, at the end of the semester, there'll be more variety I've got Adrienne Rich, Audre Lorde, Denise Levertov, Sharon Olds, Louise Gluck, Maxine Kumin, and Sarah Hannah for the last weeks.