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TimestampChoose your classYour HouseYour name1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [ a female dog]1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a spiteful or unpleasant woman]1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a person who is completely subservient to another ]1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a difficult or unpleasant situation or thing]1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [a complaint]1. The meaning of this poem relies in part on its central metaphor: “bitch.” Which of these definitions of the word do you think are major meanings in the poem, which minor, which not an important meaning at all? [to express displeasure; to grumble]2a. Speaker/Audience: There are four conversations or voices in this poem. The first voice is of the speaker explaining the situation to the audience. This voice connects the ex-lover to the following words and phrases: "absorbed," "bored," "careless kindnesses," "casual cruelties," "dismissal." What do these words tell you about how the speaker views the ex-lover? 2b. The second voice is of the “bitch” to the ex-lover. Choose two phrases that illustrate how the bitch “speaks” or reacts to the ex-lover / ex-master. Have the “words” / actions of the “bitch” always been the same? Was the “bitch” always this “bitchy”?2c. The third voice is of the speaker to her "bitch" and connects the ex-lover with words such as "trespasser," and "enemy." It also orders the "bitch" to stop barking and groveling. What do the speaker's commands to the "bitch" tell you about the speaker? Does the “bitch” obey her mistress’ commands? 2d. The fourth voice is the voice of the speaker to the ex-lover. Choose two phrases that identify how the speaker addresses her ex-lover. What is the reason she speaks to him this way? 2e. What is the effect of having these four voices woven together into one scene? 3. The very last part of the poem has the “bitch” gagging as the speaker drags her (self) away. Why?4. If the bitch IS the speaker, how does the gagging sum up the message of the poem? (Think of the many meanings behind the word "gag.")5. The poem is both comic and satirical. What makes it funny? Whose folly does it expose? 6. Based on all the above, what is poem's central viewpoint or insight about Love ?
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9/25/2014 21:44:185812 (5:45)DickinsonBird JacketMajor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningNot an important meaning at allNot an important meaning at allThe speaker views the ex-lover as someone who never really saw her as an equal. She didn't think she was his equal either, she thought she wasn't good enough for him. She could have viewed him as her owner and she the pet.As the bitch starts to bark hysterically

The bitch changes her tone; she begins to whimper.
She wants to snuggle up to him, to cringe.

She hasn't always been the same. She used to always be loyal to him and look forward to being with him until he left her. Then, she saw him as a trespasser.
The speaker's commands tell us that the speaker wishes she didn't have this side of herself, the "bitch" side, that cares about the past and she definitely doesn't want to show it.

The "bitch" does obey her commands because they she is loyal to her mistress. She has the urge to let the animal side of her lose, but she won't allow herself to be self-destructive.
She speaks to him so nicely because she wants to seem unaffected by the "bitch" inside of her.The effect is that it shows what goes on in the woman's mind while she is having the conversation. You know what she is debating, the scenes she is replaying in her head, and the words she is speaking at the same time. The speaker is punishing the bitch.Gagging sums it up because if the bitch is gagged, she can not speak. She can no longer encourage the speaker to act on her feelings.It is funny because you have to envision a woman who thinks like a dog. It exposes her own foolishness for putting herself below this man.Love can't be tamed. If you have still have feelings for someone it impossible to just shut them off, even if you have the ability to appear disconnected on the outside.
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9/27/2014 0:47:39
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Dickinson
lovebug Major meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningNot an important meaning at allMajor meaningThe speaker views on his ex-lover was that he was selfish, even though she wanted to give him all the attention, he was never satisfied it was when he wanted to, which hurts for her. 13"The bitch changes her tone; she beings to whimpers
12 She wants to snuggle up to him,to cringe"

19 "Each evening,when she heard steps;
20 How she lay at his feet and looked up adoringly"

I believe that the "bitch" has not always been the same way, "bitchy". Instead she gave him affection and love.
The speaker's commands to the "bitch" tells me that she still has a lot of anger build up for her ex-lover. As if things did not end well between each other. The "bitch" does obey her mistress commands because she slowly starts calming down at the end. 2"Just an old acquaintance tipping his hate.
3 My voice says nice to see you "

27" It's nice to know that you are doing so well, I say,
28 He couldn't have taken you with him;"

She addresses her ex-lover as an old friend that she was not seen for a while. She speaks to him like this because she is still broken hearted .
The effect of having these four voices woven together into one scene shows us that she was full with these emotions when she saw him, but she slowly got her self together by her inner voice which helped her compose herself in front of him. The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civilityThe gagging sums up the the message of the poem because the speaker was not showing her true emotions. Which was anger, sadness all mixed in one.She made herself become a different person, by acting as if she cared about his wife or children. This made her gag in the end because she was building up inside. While trying to keep her act on the out. The folly that expose is the speaker! She kept calling herself "bitch" and actually comparing herself to a dog. The central viewpoint about love is do not be fooled by love.
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9/28/2014 22:16:49
5812 (5:45)
Dickinson
MIOandyours
Minor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningThe speakers views the ex-lover as a selfish person who was only into themselves and didn't really care for them." As the bitch starts to bark hysterically" The "bitch" refers to the anger she feels inside when she sees him and remembers the past.

"How she lay at his feet and looked up adoringly"
" You were too demonstrative, too clumsy"

The "bitch" was subservient to the ex. She was devoted to him but he was too self absorbed.

Apparently the speaker feels resentment or anger towards the ex lover so that's when the "bitch" steps in. The "bitch" obeyed her mistress' commands."Nice to see you"
"It's nice to know you are doing so well"

The speaker addresses her ex lover in a pleasant, amiable way but I think she speaks to him like this because she does not want to show the anger she feels towards him.
Not sure.BothGag means to choke or restriction of freedom of speech so I think the "bitch" wanted to say more but she had to be held back.Not sure about this question.I think this poem is about closure and letting go of the past even though it is difficult.
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9/28/2014 23:36:40
0858 (2:15)
Dickinson
honeyceeMinor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningIt shows me that the speaker has a negative view of the ex-lover.No the bitch became bitchy, due to the neglect of the ex-lover.That the speaker has control over the bitch.Yes the bitch is always loyal."nice to see you"
"its nice to know your doing so well"

she is killing him with kindness, she doesn't want him to sense her actual bitterness, so she acts as if all is well and bites her tongue,
Im not sure, i guess its easier to tell more of the story in a more interesting way, rather than having one voice , giving too much information.The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civilityShe finds her own fake behavior repulsive.The bitch , or alter ego makes it funny.
and im not exactly sure.
Im not sure.
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3/28/2015 9:07:48
0858 (2:15)
Dickinson
Hard worker
Minor meaningMinor meaning
Not an important meaning at all
Not an important meaning at allMinor meaningMinor meaningthat the ex lover was a two faced person. One day he was a great man and then the next he was a horrible person.No she was fine before him and she thought she was good after him until she saw him and the "bitch" inside her almost came out.the"bitch"doesn't obey her mistress' commands.

speaker don't want the "bitch" get close to the ex-lover,
it can also reflect that the speaker don't want to get close to the ex-lover,
she is trying to control her inner feelings.
1-"how are the children? They must be growing up.
2-"give my regards to your wife".
I think she is being funny in away because I don't think she really cares about his kids or his wife considering she was having an affair with him and she specks to him in that tone because she don't think he cared about them either since he was having an affair.
The effect to me is more like it being a play and not an poem. BothLike she is going to throw up just think about or asking about his wife.It expose both the man and the mistress.why because both of lack the common sense to not have an affair knowing that he is or was married. You can fall in love with anyone no matter what your or that persons situation is.
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3/29/2015 16:24:130858 (2:15)DickinsonForever jesusNot an important meaning at allMinor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaninghe was cruel
he mistreated her
he has a machismo attitude
he is disrespectful
1. my voice says, "nice to see you,"
as the bitch starts to bark hysterically.

2. now, when he and i meet, after all these years,
i say to the bitch inside me, don't start growling.
the speaker has to suppress her inner feelings
the speaker has a lot of anger built up over her break up
she obeys her mistress commands.
1. "Fine, i'm just fine," I tell him.
She slobbers and grovels.

2."How are the children? They must be growing up"
At a kind word from him, a look like the old days,
The bitch changes he tone; sh begins to whimper.

she still loves him
she misses him
To show the emotional roller coaster relationships can have on a person.Bothshe feels tongue-tie by her inner feelings
feels repressed
like a person who has been dogged by a lover
The way she is fighting an inner war, while having a conversation with her ex-lover
how 1 second she hates him, the next she loves and wants him.
Love is a roller coaster, it can end badly and leave you with feelings of hurt and hate.
It can also bring forth old feelings of love that still resonate inside your heart.
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3/29/2015 17:20:095812 (5:45)DickinsonseriouslyMajor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaning"Asorbed" in his paper, less interested in his lover.
"Bored" with her devotion, taking her for granted.
"Careless kindnesses" when he was ready to give some attention.
"Casual cruelties" the empty love and lack of appreciation.
"Dismissal" felt invisible and unwanted.
"As the bitch starts to bark hysterically" shows the reaction of the "bitch" to the ex lover and the bitter passed relationship they shared.
"She begins to wimper" reveals the actions of the "bitch" shift to a docile animal.
The "bitch" was never this "bitchy" because the ex-lover tamed her behavior during the relationship. But when the "bitch" remembers her unpleasant experiences with the ex-lover, she feels resentment.
"Trespasser" and "enemy" is connected to the ex-lover because she views him no longer as a threat but protects herself. The speaker shows she is fragile and puts a defense mechanism (inner mean dog) to keep her guarded.
The speaker commands to the "bitch" shows that she is in control of her bitter feelings towards the ex-lover. The "bitch" obeys her mistress commands because she is loyal to herself.
" It's nice to know you are doing so well" and "Give my regards to your wife" shows that the speaker covers up her true feelings towards her ex-lover with a nonchalant attitude.These voices woven together express the passed and present feelings towards the ex-lover. The speaker had endured negative experiences because she overlooked the bad just to keep her relationship. The inner voice gave the speaker courage to maintain discipline of how she truly feels. She develops self-protection by the voice of the "bitch" when she sees him.BothThe speaker is holding back what she truly wants to express to the ex-lover. The gagging described she felt discussed and repulsed when she was nice to him.The poem is comical because of the word play, a female dog used to describe the inner voice. Satirical to show a female and her feminist viewpoint is represented as a "bitch". Anyone being in love follies is expose because of experiences in a relationship and dealing with self-control.Love is unpredictable and is a learning experience, which can lead to negative/positive changes for one.
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3/29/2015 21:45:255812 (5:45)BrowningprayhardworkMajor meaningNot an important meaning at allMajor meaningMinor meaningNot an important meaning at allMinor meaningThe speaker views the ex-lover as an old acquaintance, someone she shared a past with, someone who is insensitive, domineering, neglectful, selfish and mistreated her and also had no regards for herThe bitch is bipolar, sometimes she explodes and wants to act up, feels like telling the ex-lover off and other times feel like snuggling to him and being subservient like before

The bitch is not always bitchy
The speaker's command shows that she still has some warm feelings for the ex-lover, but she was strong enough to resist the urge to be subservient once again. She was in control.

Yes the bitch obeys her mistress.
"Fine, I'm just fine" - This shows she is grown up about the whole situation, trying to hide her hurt and prove that she has gotten over him. She is emotionally stable

"Give my regards to your wife" - This shows she can be the bigger person and rise above whatever happened in the past.
It shows the thought process and also highlights the complexities of the human thoughts, feelings, emotions, it also addresses the situation from different points of views, "the bitch", "the speaker", BothThe gagging means to suppress speech which shows that the speaker was putting on a front, those were not her real feelings, she was acting a part for him so that he wouldn't see the hurt she felt because she was left behind.The poem is funny because the speaker used the word "Bitch" relating her to a dog who crawls all over you and still sent away

It exposes the speaker's stupidity, and hunger for love with the wrong person
It shows that sometimes love hurts whether it's in a traditional relationship or not. When feelings get involved you can get hurt
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3/30/2015 12:43:26
0858 (2:15)
Browning
The Spanish Thinker
Major meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaningNot an important meaning at allThese words tell me that the ex-lover was not caring or loving towards the speaker, or if he was, it was only at his convenience or when his moods allowed him to be. "At a kind word from him, a look like the old days, The Bitch changes her tone; she begins to whimper."... "My voice says, 'nice to see you' as The Bitch start to bark hysterically." In my opinion I don't think the speaker has always been this way, I think she's soft and kind but she might have been so hurt by him that his actions towards her turned into a bitch. The commands can be used to imply a battle within herself, a part of her wants to call for him and wants to regain his attention however hurtful it may be. While the other side of her is more civil and collected, she is aware that she must not go back to him. The "bitch" does obey her mistresses commands but only in a redundant manner because she does not want to. "My voice says 'Nice to see you,'" ... "'How are the children? They must be growing up.'" these phrases are examples of how the speaker wants to keep appearances, even though she is dying on the inside, she will do her best to not show it to him. I believe the effect could be overwhelming to the reader, you have all of these voices which are all contradicting in nature and all of them have different emotions connected to the same person but directed to the same guy. The “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-loverGagging refers to being repressed from speech. The entire poem the "bitch" has been restricted from speaking and acting out on her emotions by running to him again. She was never able to speak or show him signs of weakness because the speaker would always hold her back and threaten her. I think the speaker holding back the "bitch" inside of her is what makes this poem funny. It exposes the foolishness of the speaker in my opinion because even though she is repressing her true feelings towards the guy, they still don't change. I think the central viewpoint of the poem is all of the battles that go within yourself when you are still enchanted or in love by someone but you still know that their love does not correspond to you or is not healthy for you as a person.
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3/30/2017 16:19:16
0858 (2:15)
Plath
HrishavMinor meaningMajor meaningNot an important meaning at allNot an important meaning at allNot an important meaning at allMinor meaningThe word "absorbed" and "bored" acknowledge us about the ex-lovers boredom with the speaker. The phrase "careless kindness" expresses the reason for speaker, does not matter how small it is, to love the ex-lover back then. And the phrase "casual cruelties" discloses the fact that the ex-lover was not fully interested towards the speaker."start growling" and "bark hysterically" are the two phrases that illustrates how the bitch reacts to the ex-lover. No, the actions of the "bitch" haven't been the same always, and the "bitch" wasn't always this "bitchy". It is the anger developed from the past. Speaker's commands to the "bitch" tells that speaker has a lot of anger deep inside towards the ex-lover but she does not want to show it. Yes the "bitch" obey her mistress' commands because she is loyal to her mistress. "Nice to see you" and "How are the children?" are two phrases that identify how the speaker addresses her ex-lover. The reason she speaks this way might be she just don't want to show the anger that was years before. It all has been passed. They have their own life now.It has a great effect that acknowledges us about the situation, about what had happened, about the whole concept of the poem. It is an effective way to display the past, the present, and differences in the feelings.The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civilityIf bitch is the speaker, the gagging sum up the message of the poem by expressing the clear desire of the speaker to show the deep anger towards the ex-lover.The comic monologue of the speaker which represents the two simultaneous but divergent dialogues and the satirical way of expressing the typical encounter of the speaker and the ex-lover make the poem funny. I think it exposes the folly of the "bitch".The poem's central view about love is that love is never permanent, no one should be attached to it.
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4/1/2017 0:00:55
0858 (2:15)
Dickinson
Ni OuyangMajor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaningNot an important meaning at allThe speaker views the ex-lover was bad and mean. He played her emotion. He was not serious to the relationship. He treated her like a shit. When he felt bored he came to her, when he got busy, he threw her away.Each evening, when she heard his step;
How she lay at his feet and looked up adoringly.

The “bitch” always been the same. But she dominated her very well. Her outside ordered her inner "bitch" to forget about past.
The speaker had a brand new starting after that bad relationship. She is not as grovel as before.
Yes, the "bitch" obeys her mistress.
“Fine, I’m just fine,” I tell him.
“It’s nice to know you are doing so well,” I say.

She is trying to express she is a new independent female now. Totally not the same person as before.
To make the outer and inner conflict more realistic to readersBoth"Bitch" is the speaker of the poem. It is actually her thoughts and feelings that are the "Bitch", but it is still her. Her outside tries to stay cool, but her inside is still gagging. Two personalities of the speaker fight with each other.
It is funny because an easier satire lies in the speaker’s masking strong emotion with external pleasantry.
The conceit of the “bitch” and her behavior provide the poem’s greatest, most obviously self-directed feminist satire.
Don't let inner emotion to dominate yourself.
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4/2/2017 8:24:58
0858 (2:15)
Dickinson
Jessely Rodriguez
Not an important meaning at allMajor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningshe hated him because he didn't want her she was his mistress"as the bitch starts to bark hysterically"that she loves him she misses him but she seem by her tone she angry and hurt"Nice to see you"
"how are the children ? they must be growing up"

because she is trying to seem like she over it just catching up saying hi and by
shows what are her inner thoughtThe “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-lover, The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civilityshe has to keep quite about her feelings towards him and pretend it was nothingthe "bitch" she goes on a rant about him but on the outside she "like how the kids say hi to wife"You can love someone so much and yet pretend is nothing . she was his mistress she has no right to fall for him
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4/2/2017 14:22:01
5812 (5:45)
Morrison
Luke Morton
Major meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningNot an important meaning at allMajor meaningsense of belittlement confronts demeaning male name-callingThe two phrases that illustrate is "As the bitch starts to bark hysterically" and "Bitch inside me, don't start growing. He isn't a trespasser anymore"This person was very hurt by their ex and has a lot of anger deep inside towards this person but does not want to show it. In addition the mistress obeys the commands. The speaker mentioned "She's basically loyal""Just an old acquaintance tipping his hat." and "Saying, "Goodbye! Goodbye! Nice to have seen you again." to describe two ex lovers in conversation, while the speaker is keeping her cool as she thinks about their terrible past together. The key words could be grouped as:Boththe speaker forced herself from speaking freely or crying out "Give my regards to yout wife," I say. You gag"" two ex lovers in conversation, while the speaker is keeping her cool as she thinks about their terrible past together.
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4/3/2017 17:03:15
5812 (5:45)
Plath
Deana L.Minor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaningThe speaker views the ex-lover as a bad person from their past. The speaker does not see the ex-lover in a good light, and these words explain how the speaker was treated badly, even though there was hints of kindness here and there. "I say to the bitch inside me, don’t start growling."
"The bitch changes her tone; she begins to whimper.
She wants to snuggle up to him, to cringe."

These two phrases show that the 'bitch' wasn't always so bitchy and later in the poem, the speaker calls the "bitch" loyal. These phrases show the 'bitch' was ready to love but was thrown aside.
The speakers commands to the 'bitch' tell me that the speaker is talking to their heart and brain. It seems like an internal struggle. The 'bitch' kind of obeys throughout the poem until the end! “How are the children? They must be growing up.”
"“Give my regards to your wife,” I say. You gag"

She is trying to be civil with him and put on a facade, although the 'bitch' inside is her is how she is truly feeling. She speaks to him this way, in my opinion, because they are adults now and so much time has past. That doesn't mean it doesn't still hurt her.
The effect this had was explaining 3 different feelings in one conversation. It makes you feel as though you're the one who was actually having this conversation.BothI'm not really sure. It shows that a person who can have a seemingly normal 'catch up' conversation can be going insane inside. It exposes her personal foolishness with feelings from so long ago.I believe she still believes in love, but understands that it can hurt
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4/3/2017 22:01:24
5812 (5:45)
Dickinson
Austin Quadros
Not an important meaning at all
Minor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaningShe views him as selfish person , as a person who does not show any affection towards her.No , the circumstances have changed the way she expresses her self now.The speaker is trying to subdue the bitch inside because she does not agree with her remarks."Bored with devotion" "until he was ready to play"
These two phrases show that her ex-lover barely showed any affection towards her.
It depicts the clutter of emotions in the situation.The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civilityIt could mean that the bitch does not want the girl to spend more time conversing with the ex-lover.im not sure.The poems central viewpoint is that love changes an individual and make a person harsh
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4/3/2017 22:57:48
5812 (5:45)
dickinson
Angela Deridovich
Not an important meaning at all
Major meaningMajor meaningMinor meaning
Not an important meaning at all
Minor meaningThe ex-lover is described as someone who did not have interest in his partner and just treated her as a dog who obeyed his orders."I say to the bitch inside me, don't start growling." "She slobbers and grovels." The actions of the bitch have not been the same because when she was with her ex-lover she was obeying him and now she wants to growl at him like he's an enemy.The speaker's commands to the "bitch" show that she is in charge and the "bitch" obeys her mistress' commands."Nice to see you," "How are the children?" She speaks to him this way to see like she is unbothered and moved on even though she feels different on the inside.It helps understand the situation from every side of the story and we can feel what the speaker is experiencing.BothShe is gagging from the way she is acting and not saying what she really wants to say or do.It makes it funny because the speaker talks to her inner self and describes how the inner "bitch" is feeling and acting.As time passes, we still hold grudges and have feelings about our old love even if we might not act like it.
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4/4/2017 1:49:29
5812 (5:45)
Plath
Abu SalimMajor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaningMinor meaningThe speaker was very hurt by their ex, and has a lot of anger deep inside."Bitch' is the speaker of the poem, it just her thoughts and feelings that are 'bitch'The speaker talks about whenever she and her ex meets she gives a warning to "the bitch inside' which is (her) not to start 'growling' but it didn't listen." its nice to know you are doing so well' The speaker is happy to know her ex lover is doing good. 'Goodbye nice to have seen you again' she also felt good after meeting him again. Understand the situations of speaker perspective.The “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-loverthe 'bitch' is speakers inside voice which she gag mean she tries to prevent it from saying or crying out about it.it makes it funny how she call her inner self bitch and tries to avoid showing her emotion.The main viewpoint is the speaker is not with her love anymore but she still couldn't get over him that she still has feelings for her and she regrets a lot of thing
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4/4/2017 2:37:14
5812 (5:45)
Plath
Soban Chaudhri
Major meaningMinor meaningMajor meaning
Not an important meaning at all
Not an important meaning at all
Minor meaningThe speaker views the ex-lover as someone who is carefree and as someone who isn't aware of things.The "bitch" is putting her guard up when they first meet again and as the poem goes on the "bitch" starts warming up to him while remembering the past.The "bitch" listens to her mistress' commands but she falls weak to the ex-lovers charm. The speaker is trying to suppress the "bitch"s emotions because the "bitch" is apart of her."Nice to see you" and "Give my regards to your wife" are two phrases that show that the speaker is having a generic conversation with her ex-lover. It doesn't have much substance.The four voices show the different aspects and emotions that are running through the scene. Two ex-lovers are meeting, "the bitch" is apart of the speaker and is the side of her that is just pure emotion and what her feelings are. One voice is the speaker suppressing her emotions and the last voice is the speaker explaining the history between the two ex-lovers.Because she mentioned his wife.She's trying to hid her disgust. She clearly isn't a fan of the mans wife and still has unresolved feelings.It's a bit funny because it sort of makes fun of the speakers internal struggle of dealing with her emotions.I think the poem's viewpoint is that Love is a complicated matter and it's difficult to deal with and sometimes you have to suppress your emotions in front of the one's you care about.
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4/4/2017 7:35:48
5812 (5:45)
Plath
Francisco Russo
Minor meaningMajor meaningMajor meaningMinor meaning
Not an important meaning at all
Minor meaningThe speaker views her relationship with the ex-lover as unhealthy. She believes he was not appreciative, and took the love that was thrown at him for granted. "As the bitch starts to bark hysterically."
"She wants to snuggle up to him, to cringe."
They change from a malicious attitude, to more of a submissive one. Yes, her previous actions were similar to her current.
This portrays the hidden feelings that the speaker may still have towards her ex-lover. Although the "bitch" truly wants to go off blatantly, there is a feeling of regret. Yes, the "bitch" tends to obey all of the commands given."Fine, I'm just fine," I tell him.
"Give my regards to your wife," I say.
She doesn't want him thinking that she's still hurt by him and misses the relationship. She also shows a bit of pettiness by bringing up his family, and constantly asking how his current life.

Dr.X: interesting. The asking about the family could be civility (what's expected) or it could be obsession/jealousy with his new happy life.
It shows that the history behind the two individuals had a handful of up and downs. There is a sense of pain and betrayal from the speakers tone. The “bitch” is reluctant to leave the ex-loverIt shows how difficult it is for the speaker to act with sense, while encountering her ex-lover. The constant need of a second thought in the mind to keep the speaker sane, and from acting out of proportion. It exposes the speakers senseless ideas. Love can take a toll on an individuals life. Past experiences leave you permanently scarred.
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4/4/2017 9:04:57
0858 (2:15)
Plath
Yongki ChoMajor meaningMinor meaningNot an important meaning at allNot an important meaning at allMinor meaningMinor meaningi think it's a sequence of how people start and end love.
And the speaker feels the same when she meet her ex-lover.
The “bitch” is revolted by the speaker’s civility
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