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This Business of WordsReassessing Anne Sexton$
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Amanda Golden

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780813062204

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813062204.001.0001

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Anne Sexton and the Wild Animal

Anne Sexton and the Wild Animal

An Exploration of the Bestiary Poems

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(p.248) 10 Anne Sexton and the Wild Animal
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This Business of Words
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Dorothea Lasky

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University Press of Florida
DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813062204.003.0011

“Anne Sexton and The Wild Animal” discusses the bestiary poems from Anne Sexton’s 45 Mercy Street in the context of the book as a whole. It also investigates the idea of a feral, metaphysical “I” in other American poets, including Sylvia Plath.

Keywords:   Bestiary poems, 45 Mercy Street, Sylvia Plath, Bestiary, Poem, Anne Sexton

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