Sylvia Plath's "Mirror" is a poem which deals intimately with the idea of women searching for distinctions between the real self and the false. It uses the titular mirror as its central symbolic device.
One sad poem, titled "Alone," and written by Edgar Alan Poe in 1829, tells a story of inner turmoil. The poem was not published until after Poe's death, but is dated one month after his foster mother had passed away. Poe...
For the most part, the tone of Sylvia Plath's poem "Morning Song" is one of emotional detachment or estrangement. Her nonmaternal attitude to her newborn child, describing it in the first stanza as an inanimate object, "...
The Poetry Foundation's website contains a Sylvia Plath page with an extensive poetry selection by the writer, along with critical and collective analysis. The page contains many essays identified according to the primar...
Sylvia Plath was best known for her autobiographical poetry written in the confessionalist “I” style that emerged during the 1950s. Confessionalist poetry deals with subjects such as death, trauma and depression.
Critics consider "Mushrooms" to be about feminism. The mushrooms are symbols for women who are growing into their rightful place in society.
Famous sad poems that may make people cry include "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath, "The Man He Killed" by Thomas Hardy, "The Sick Rose" by William Blake and "Alone" by Edgar Allen Poe. Poe wrote numerous other sad poems, such a...