Essay Topic 1
Explain the style of Anne Sexton's poetry using specific examples to support your claims.
Essay Topic 2
Explain Anne Sexton's mental health, especially as it relates to her poetry.
Essay Topic 3
What role did family play in Anne Sexton's life and work?
Essay Topic 4
Explain Sexton's obsession with death, particularly as it relates to her poetry.
Essay Topic 5
What role does feminism and the traditional roles of women play in Sexton's poetry?
Essay Topic 6
What role does religion/spirituality, particularly Christianity, play in Sexton's poetry?
Essay Topic 7
Explain how the arrangement of the poems in Sexton's collections contributes to the reader's experience.
Essay Topic 8
Explain how Sexton uses her poetry as a form of therapy. Use specific examples to illustrate your explanation.
Essay Topic 9
Explain Sexton's choice of fairy tales as source material in Transformations as they relate to common themes in her poetry.
Essay Topic 10
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