Her Kind Themes
Little Words, Big Ideas
Any time a poem starts and ends every single stanza with the words "I have," chances are that it's all about the speaker. It's a declaration. A manifesto. A standing-on-the-mountain-tops-and-shouti...
Here's the thing about witches: they're all women. Ever notice how there are no men jumping around boiling cauldrons these days? Or, um, ever? Well, that's probably why Anne Sexton in "Her Kind" ch...
The funny thing about breaking boundaries is that you're often doing it on your own. The speaker of "Her Kind" seems to like things on her own – or maybe she just feels that she has no choice...
Society and Class
Even those people who think that they're all on their own have to reckon with the rest of the world someday. Come to think of it, that's exactly the dynamic that this poem enacts: from swooping ove...
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