Thursday, January 13, 2011

response to- "starry night" by anne sexton

   when we discussed starry night with the class during ela this poem brought some interesting inferences on what Anne sexton was trying to say in her poem starry night. one inference was that Anne sexton was suicidal and another inference was that Anne sexton was trying to describe her death in the poem.
   i think Anne sexton wasn't suicidal when writing this poem. what would make you think that she was suicidal is because she keeps saying she wants to die. but all she is really doing is describing her death... how she wants to die peacefully under the starts at night-time.
   i like this poem because the poem is about what feelings Vincent vangouh's painting starry night gave her. in her poem it has meaning and it just isn't describing the setting or anything; in the poem she is connecting herself to the poem and expressing how it makes her feel, which is... it makes her feel peaceful, and want that exact place to be the last place it is at; because she says- this is where i want to die.

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