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The Starry Night

Anne Sexton

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Added by: Jamie
I would like to understand more about this poem. I am supposed to write an essay comparing the poem and Van Goghs painting. Please e-mail if you can help thanks
Don McLean
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For a better understanding of this poem, look to a song written and performed by Don McLean called, Vincent. vincent Van Gogh killed himself because he thought himself misunderstood. i think maybe anne is relating to his plight here, as she often wrote of suicide out of what some say was a constant feeling of helplessness and despair. she, like van gough, took her own life (after many attempts throughout her life).

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