Analysis Of Sylvia Plath 's ' Some Things Really Are Made Up '

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Research Paper and Poem Analysis: Sylvia Plath
Some things really are made up…
This particular poem speaks to me on an emotional level. Some will say this poem seems to be about young love, and yes it appears that way but to me it really feels like a poem about someone Sylvia cared for very much leaving her. I once had a crush on someone who I dreamed of being with but they left and that relationship is and forever will be unattainable. I really wonder what inspired her to write this particular poem and why she used the symbolism that represent the feelings of a lost love. Specifically I would like to analyse what she meant by the lines, “The stars go waltzing out in blue and red / and sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane” (Plath).
When I read this poem I feel as if she used the line “ I think I made you up in my head” (Plath) to do one of two things. To say she thinks she made the person she is talking about up in her head as if they were some imaginary being, or, to say that maybe that passion and crave that she thought was in the relationship she had with this person really was made up. The possibility that the relationship she is describing is one sided is a pretty big one. With the person I mentioned earlier, the relationship we had was definitely one sided. It actually took me a while to figure out that the feelings I thought that person had for me were not real and I was just lost in my own haze of infatuation.
The line “and sung me moon-struck, kissed me…

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