Anne sexton music swims back to me
The Struggle is My Life by Nelson Mandela
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“A useful introduction to Mandela’s life and work through his speeches and writing.”—Los Angeles Times/The Book Review
“A concise, low-cost updated documentary study of the man, his life and thought …. There is a solid index and thirty-four evocative photos to enhance the text.”—The International Journal of African Historical Studies
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Anne Sexton: "Music Swims Back to Me"
Music Swims Back to Me
Edna Pickett's sophomore English class, circa Anne Sexton's eerie piece, "Music Swims Back to Me," consists of three free verse paragraphs versagraph s. Like most of Anne Sexton's poetry, this one belongs to the confessional style, which focuses on the intimate personal experience of the poet's life. Sexton began writing at the behest of her psychotherapist as a way of refocusing her suicidal tendencies to give her a reason to live. Famously, this strategy did not conclude successfully as the poet ended her own life after many years of therapy with a variety of therapists. Because Sexton did spend time in mental institutions, this poem, no doubt, expresses her actual experience, at least to a point.