Another Side of Sexton

It is clear that Anne Sexton’s past experiences and emotions had the most influence on her work, however, she cannot just be remembered as a confessional poet. Sexton wrote most of her poetry during the Civil Rights movement while women, African Americans, and other minorities were fighting for equality. Sexton allowed herself to direct many poems towards fighting for women’s rights. She became a critical poet, often analyzing the faults of society and expressing her beliefs in women’s rights. Sexton’s poetry was not only impacted by her difficult past, but at the time the incessant issues in equality and women’s rights effected Sexton’s work.

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