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the poem of ` to a friend whose work has come triumph written by Anne Sexton

Carpe Diem : An Analysis of Anne Sexton 's

To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph

Anne Sexton 's To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph argues that triumph can be achieved even when one is besieged with problems and challenges in life . Taking chances and standing by what one seeks to achieve are the messages that is conveyed by Sexton in her poem . With Icarus ignoring to take the safer route , he was able to explore the depth and the joy of the world and his existence , pressing his

luck and while he fell to the sea , he was able to conquer his goals . While most people who have heard the story of Icarus and Daedalus considered Icarus ' decision to ignore his father 's heeding and ignored the middle road as a mistake , Anne Sexton in her poem To a Friend Whose Work Has Come to Triumph showed us that triumphs comes in many forms- even in the face of adversities such as death

In the first lines alone , Sexton shows the glory of inquisitiveness in her lines "testing that strange little tug at his shoulder blade " This indicates how one has to take life 's reins into one 's own hands instead of being a slave of life . Taking nature 's course and going through life like other people makes them ordinary . Sexton thus , differentiates the objective of being ordinary instead of going the extra mile and encourages the friend to "think of the first flawless moment over the lawn of the labyrinth " and how it had made a difference . With these pronouncements , Sexton proposes that to become ordinary or to be extraordinary threads a thin line- by taking risks and looking at the more positive side of life , an individual can see that even in the most dire of circumstances , there is a lesson to be learned and this alone is considered to be triumphant . Everyone tries to live their lives freely despite their "awkwardness "shock " and "innocence " but only few would see the optimistic side of failure

In the next lines , Sexton challenges the readers to admire the attempt made by Icarus- not to impress people but to fulfill his own curiosity While he had failed to sail through it all , his persistence showed what kind of person he is and what kind of life he had . True to the warning of his father , Icarus failed but even though he met a tragic fate by his decision , Icarus triumphantly conquered the sun . In essence , doing what one 's desires and fulfilling one 's own curiosity and fantasy are already triumphs despite the tragedy that one meets . In Sexton 's words "who cares that he fell back to the sea " by doing so , Sexton challenges the very idea of failure . Failure thus , is not about dying of falling but rather by taking the risk , exploring life and being happy with one 's decision

Concurrently , Sexton glorifies this attitude in her last two lines "See...

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