Analysis Of The Fury Of Overshoes

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The Fury of Overshoes
Anne sexton
The poem is written in first person and in a free verse. The poem does not have a specific order, and the reader cannot find a pattern, in which the author organizes the poem. The rows do not rhyme and they are short.
The poem seems to be from the point of view of an adult, who reflects on her childhood memories. The theme is the difficulties during the growing up period, and the wish to be one of the ''big people''.
The beginning of the poem describes the setting, which is a place outside a kindergarten since the author uses the word ''the'', it can be argued that she refers to her own kindergarten. This description seems to remind the reader of his own childhood memories. As a person, who sometimes wants
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From the title, The Fury of Overshoes, the reader can understand that she is even frustrated towards her childhood memories. Moreover, the poem has many sentences, which describes things she could not do, for example, ''you couldn't buckle your own overshoe''. Furthermore, it seems that during her childhood, she was forced to do things, such as giving up her nightlight. Therefore, the reader can realize that she describes her childhood in this way since she felt helpless during this period. It also helps transferring the theme, and the misery, which was caused by the difficulties. Nevertheless, it is not clear, if as an adult, she does not feel helpless since in the end the narrator asks, ''when will I get…show more content…
The reader can feel her great depression through the poem. In addition, in order to handle her problems, under the guidance of her psychiatrist, she wrote poetry as her therapy. The form of her poem, which was not organized, could be explained through this fact. It looked like she wrote her thoughts quickly. One thought chased another thought. In addition, during the poem, the narrator spoke to different things. It caused confusion, each time the reader needed to figure out who her addressee was. For example, it was not clear to whom she was referring in the sentence ''The world wasn't yours''. Did she speak to the fish or to the
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