Analysis of poems
- 45 Mercy Street
- A Curse Against Elegies
- A Story For Rose On The Midnight Flight To Boston
- Admonitions To A Special Person
- After Auschwitz
- Again And Again And Again
- All My Pretty Ones
- An Obsessive Combination Of Onotological Inscape, Trickery And Love
- And One For My Dame
- Angels Of The Love Affair
''“As it has been said: Love and a cough cannot be concealed. Even a small cough. Even a small love.”''All quotations
an American poet, known for her highly personal, confessional verse. She won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1967. Themes of her poetry include her suicidal tendencies, long battle against depression and various intimate details from her private life, including her relationships with her husband and children.
Early Life and Family
Sexton was born in Newton, Massachusetts, and spent most of her life near Boston. In 1945, Sexton began attending a boarding school, Rogers Hall, in Lowell, Massachusetts. For a time as a young woman, she modeled at Boston's Hart Agency. She eloped in 1948 with Alfred Muller Sexton, known as 'Kayo.' Before their divorce in the early 1970s, she had two children with Kayo: Linda Gray Sexton, later a novelist and memoirist, and Joyce Sexton.
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