Art is life, life is art essays
I have chosen to discuss about Mushrooms and You’re.
Intro: The titles of the poems can tell you a lot about them before you have even began to read to read them. For example the poem You’re. Wellfirst of all its title tells us that the speaker is going to be talking about or describing someone or something. The poem Mushrooms does not necessarily have to be about Mushrooms because of what the title says. Because when analysing a poem you must find out what it means and what the words are describing as most of the words are probably similes or metaphors. For example the word mushroom could be something to do with multiplying or getting bigger very quickly because that is what mushrooms do.
Plath has used her experiences to write about many of her poems. For example in You’re she has written about being pregnant. And in Mushrooms she has described the feminist movement by using mushrooms.
The poem is describing the feminist movement when the country was mainly dominated by men and women didn’t have the vote and when people had mid western values (women stay at home and cook while the men go to work e.t.c.).
The poet is trying to get across that women will soon be getting what they deserve and that they are just as good as men deserve to vote and should be treated as equals.
The mood is rather dominant. The words she uses makes it sounds as though the women are taking over.
The technique she uses in her poem is imagery. Throughout the poem Plath gives the idea of multiplying, getting bigger, taking over and power.
The structure of the stanzas is very short. She also uses words that rhyme.
The words she uses are very weak but the way she uses is very effective. What I mean by this is she makes what she is describing sound small but strong.
There is lots of imagery used in this poem, an example of this is “So many of us” This quote gives us the impression of lots of women multiplying and getting more powerful.