I did not think of my body at needle point. Views Read Edit View history. The American Poetry Review. The poem had been through nineteen pages of drafting; as she noted on the final manuscript, "took one week to complete.
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Coming across this piece again a few weeks ago, I was blindsided by how little of its power I remembered. The anger and excess that run through so much of her poetry are uniquely hers, but there are echoes of the same kind of rage in the poetry of many of her more explicitly feminist contemporaries.
She mostly wrote about her life, family, and her mental illnesses. Ambroggio Prize. Hidden categories: Articles with short description Short description matches Wikidata Wikipedia articles needing rewrite from June All articles needing rewrite Wikipedia articles with style issues from June All articles with style issues Articles with multiple maintenance issues.
The poet uses clear language, Read more. Since you ask, most days I cannot remember. That first section worried her, because it lacked a keynote, a dominant image, a theme. They lie without shoes in their stone boats.
Help Community portal Recent changes Upload file. You are currently not logged in. Does Sexton imagine any way out of this impasse, any way to escape the debilitating terrors of a consciousness plagued by a conviction of its own evil? Anne Sexton
She lengthened them again, this time trying another structuring principle, punctuating the stanza breaks with a refrain: "I have been her kind. Sexton's witch, waving her "nude arms at villages going by," becomes something of value to the community, performing the function Kurt Vonnegut has called the "domestication of terror.
Twentieth Century Literature. I am the spool that unwound while riding the sky down, that waits now to ride the pulley back into the sky, that comes here, stylishly, each weekend, for the same trick in the white season. With the lines "A woman like that