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Why is Anne Sexton classified as a confessional poet? Give examples of specific poems that seem to be confessions, and identify to what the poet is confessing.

What is Sexton's attitude toward death? How does she personify death, and what specific literary devices does she use to depict death and dying?

Identify examples of feminism within Sexton's poetry. How does the author speak to the condition of modern womanhood?

Give examples of changes in Sexton's tone and style during the chronological progression of her published works as presented in The Complete Poems.

How does the author adapt the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm to suit her own themes in Transformations? Provide examples of contrast between the original stories and Sexton's adaptations.

In what ways does Sexton embrace religion and in what ways does she blaspheme religion, specifically with regard to the character of Jesus Christ?

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