by Anne Sexton
Her Kind Isolation Quotes
How we cite our quotes: line
A woman like that is misunderstood. (13)
Lonely, misunderstood – quite frankly, our speaker is a poster child for loners everywhere. Notice how the phrase isn't even "women like that are misunderstood"? Even when she's an example, she's all alone.
I have found the warm caves in the woods, (8)
Funny that caves in the woods seem a whole lot more appealing than the "plain houses" of the first stanza. We get the sense that our speaker has to find new places to call home – ones off the grid of the rest of the world.