by Anne Sexton
Her Kind Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble….
Witches haven't exactly played the heroines in recent history. Or, well, ever. (OK, aside from in Wicked.) Pretty much since Shakespeare created three hags plotting evil and hexing the future, witc...
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again!
Repetition of words, phrases, or syntax allows Sexton to hammer home her points with all the delicacy of a sledgehammer. This poem is built around one central refrain: "I have been her kind." Heck,...