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Morning Song

Morning Song

by Sylvia Plath

Morning Song Questions

Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.

  1. Does the speaker in this poem like the new baby or not? How can you tell?
  2. Who is singing the "Morning Song"?
  3. How does the speaker's relationship to the baby change as the poem progresses? What evidence in the poem leads you to this conclusion?
  4. How do all of the metaphors that Plath uses work together? Do they build a single image of the baby being described?
  5. How would you describe the speaker's attitude towards motherhood?

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