Thursday, January 13, 2011

Response to poem the "starry Night" by: Anne Sexton

This is my response to the poem "Starry night": by Anne Sexton

When i first read the poem i thought to myself this poem has a lot of feelings and you can see all that when you just read the sentences. What i mean by this is the author says words explaining her feeling towards the painting by Van Gogh. Like shes giving descriptive words explaining how she wants to die, like shes really wants it to happen. This painting is by van gogh is what the poem starry night is based on. This stanza right here where she describes the painting and puts her feeling into it. ->"It moves. They are all alive. Even the moon bulges in its orange irons to push children, like a god, from its eye. The old unseen serpent swallows up the stars. Oh starry starry night! This is how I want to die:" As you can see Anne sexton is talking about the night sky and how beautiful and unique it is and how if she dies... she wants to die like that. I think this poem is very creative and unique. I think this, because this author had poetic feelings about the painting and comparing it if it was real, and as if the painting was part of the world. She described it in a way that would made you think that's the place you would wanna go if you die. Later on i discovered that Anne sexton committed suicide and the poem made so much sense after i read it again. She wrote this poem, because she knew that she wasn't going to stay in this world for too long for some reason she couldn't handle it. So she made this painting her after world image to make her think she was going to a better place. This is my response to the poem "Starry night" By: Anne Sexton

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