3.1.1 no true friends, nobody to trust. People there for
the fame/money. Take what they want and then
leave. Stalkers, want to harm her, see her as
prey. Overworked and exploited her. Impersonal,
4.1 "what innocence?
whose guilt? what eyes?
4.1.1 rhetorical questions, like a paperboy shouting headlines.
4.2 1 stanza, no rhyming, conversational.
4.3 Repetition of "Los Angeles"
4.3.1 The place she should have loved caused her the
most stress. Was her home. They were "left a little
shaken" - knew they were partly to blame?
4.3.2 means angel in spanish - connotations of death
5.1 "that death should seem her only protector"
5.1.1 Personification, deathher only friend. Ironic that
she was lonely. Usually death would be avoided
not welcomed. it was her only escape.
5.2 That lonely uncertainty should limp up, grinning"
5.2.1 Personification - sleazy voyeur, taking advantage of her loneliness.
Uncertainty describes her life. Uncomfortable image, intimidating, sinister,
5.3 "Call for him to strengthen her"
5.3.1 him = drugs, "dissolve her" drugs are ultimately what killed her (overdose)
5.4 "bewildering barbiturates"
6 Direct Speech
6.1 "All I had was my life. I have no
regrets, because if I made any
mistakes, I was responsible"
6.1.1 Gives Marilyn her own voice. Theme of Responsibility. She
would have blamed herself, Morgan disagrees. Very honest, like