The poem is indeed a complex one, and there will be more interpretations out there, I'm sure.
- A common-sense / thumbs-down on the Dodo's mode
Here I think Plath is recognising the innate instinct and zest for survival that a young child has. She would marvel at this as, particularly for someone who harbours suicidal tendencies herself, it is a blessing. The child as a human will not follow the...
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