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Strumpet Song

Sylvia Plath

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Added by: Sam
Obviously it at first appears to be about a prostitute, who attracts men after dark, I don't feel that this is the case.

When the scene is set "with white frost gone..." etc, it is clearly referring to night time. However, that "foul slut" is quite possibly a reference to the moon, FROM the point of view of the sun. The moon is a feminine object, hence "slut", and the sun is expressing his hatred of her. The "lean" day was the short amount of time that the sun had, as opposed to the long night of the moon. The men "veer" towards it as they lie down, to sleep.

This is just an interpretation of a 16 year old, but if you have any comments, please email me, because I doubt i'll ever visit this website again.

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