Mad Girl's Love Song Essay

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"Mad Girl's Love Song" Critical Analysis The poem, "Mad Girl's Love Song", was written by Sylvia Plath. This poem has a theme of suicide as an escape. The author, Sylvia Plath, is writing this song from her own personal view. There are many places where the theme of suicide appears in the poem. The first stanza of the poem contains three lines that are repeated throughout the poem. This stanza is the building block for the rest of the poem. These lines are implying that Sylvia feels that she is able to control life and death. "I shut my eyes . . . ", represents being afraid and/or tired of something. She is tired of fight with the world and is afraid of what is happening to her at this point in her life. So, as an escape from the reality of the world she closes her eyes. Sylvia is saying that just simply closing her eyes or hiding does not last forever because when she opens her eyes everything is still the same. "(I think I made you up inside my head)", with this, Sylvia is referring to the happiness and normality of her own life. She feels that this has never been a real part of her life and therefore she has only made it up in her head. In the second stanza, Sylvia is saying that her life was abruptly taken over by and "arbitrary blackness". This blackness she is referring to is depression. Following this line is the repeated line, "I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead". This is showing that Sylvia is trying to escape from her overwhelming

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