• What makes a good parent? What types of things can hurt a relationship between a father and daughter? These questions are explored in Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” written in 1962.  On the surface, “Daddy” is a novel ab

    • Coleman I really like this essay. It is a very good example of how to analyze a poem. My favorite parts of the essay are when you go back and forth between lines in the poem and relating them back to the author’s real life problems or situations that you think the poem is highlighting. I also like your good use of transitions and I feel good vocabulary words were used throughout your paper. I think that overall I don’t have any low lights to mention about your essay so great job , and I look forward to reading your next papers.

    • Dear Coleman:

      I am saddened by your essay, “Gateway – Daddy” because it’s crazy that the author hates her father for dying. I feel bad for her because he died.

      One line that stands out for me is, “When her father died, it was also the year that World war 2 was going on and as a young eight year old it must’ve been very traumatic to have her father die and then witness all these atrocities coming from her home country, she probably is using this poem that she created years later to finally be able to share how it felt which is how she came to creating “Daddy”.” I think this line is sad because I don’t want to lose my father an I know I would be heartbroken like her if I did.

      Another line that stands out for me is, “And sadly battles fought against themselves are the most agonizing and brutal, with Plath’s being no exception since we already know that she commited suicide a year after creating “Daddy” it shows that sometimes life becomes too much and you just have to say “I’m through”.” I think this line is sad because her depression took over her life.

      Thanks for your poem. I look forward to seeing what you make next. It was a good essay. Hopefully the next one is just as good or better.

  • Dear Nate :
    I am Impressed by your post, “Questions About “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath” because of your insightful questions and comments towards Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”
    One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “She writes, “I began to talk like a Jew. I think I may well be a Jew.” Why is she comparing herself to a Jew and what does she mean…[Read more]

  • My place is prettyIts downtownWhere the cats get crazyWhen i’m there I got my hood onIt’s safe to be shadyWhen its lawlessLife’s flawlessWhere there’s scraps like a junkyardMorning to nightAre you down to fight?B

  • My first impressions of this poem were confusion, And little offended .  It makes me feel confused, yet, at the same time, enlightened .  A line that especially evokes the first feeling for me is, “ Ich Ich Ich

    • Dear Coleman,
      I am interested in your analysis because I am intrigued in the way you have describes what this poem means to you. One thing you said that stands out for me is: “My first impressions of this poem were confusion” I think this is interesting because even as you find the poem confusing you still managed to analyze the poem very well.
      Your analysis reminds me of something that happened to me. One time I read a poem and I didn’t really understand what it meant but even though I did I still made an assumption on what I thought the poem was.
      Thanks for your analysis. I look forward to seeing what you write next because Of how detailed you analysis was and I bet you other work is just as good as this.

    • I like your interpretation of the poem. I find it very interesting and like how you describe how certain lines of it made you feel.

  • Dear Malcolm :
    I am Impressed by your post, “Photography and Fashion,” because of how similar your path is to mine. One sentence you wrote that stands out for me is: “I have taken a large interest in fashion design and photography. I feel in a way it goes together” think this is an important statement because it is very true
    Another sentenc…[Read more]

  • I am Coleman Williams. I live in America on the East Coast in New York City. I am 14 years old. I go to school in Manhattan. I like to play video games. I was born in late September during 2004. During life,

  • Where I’m FromI am from chairs paperAnd desksfrom the localPlaygroundfrom chocolate milkand ice creamI’m from the everlasting star thatIs the Barclays Centerfrom Shawn andAmandaI am from family prayersBefore din

    • I like this poem coleman but I feel you could elaborate or make it longer. It doesn’t seem to me as if this is too personal to you or like your really into what your saying. I like the part about the Barclays center when you referred to it as a “everlasting star”. I would like to know … are you from Brooklyn? If so the use of the barclays in such a way would make a lot of sense and if it’s not then of what signifigance is the Barclays to you?

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    Coleman WilliamsPower Of PoetryMArch 15 BrickThat brick, dirty brown heavyIt blocks us that brickWe can’t move it, can we? DirtyBrown brick don’t belongThe brick doesn’t laugh play orEat Or smile or learn No on

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