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  • Metaphor And Simile In Her Poem
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    "Tulips" The poem "Tulips" written by Sylvia Plath is a poem that uses extremely vivid language and detail. The poem is called "Tulips", although tulips play a minor role in the poem. This poem is more about the observation of tulips then it is about actual tulips. At one point it almost feels as if she is jealous of the "Tulips". She writes in the first person and has a very original structure. The poem is a easy read but intriguing at the same time. This poem is about a person whom might have ...
  • Events In Plath's Personal Life
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    Sud heer Sree nath Sanjay He gde Period 5 5/19/99 In Plaster "In Plaster" was a poem written by Sylvia Plath on March 18, 1961. The poem was written while Plath was in St. Pancras hospital in England, immediately following an appendectomy. Her journals, as well as the letters she wrote to her mother, vividly describe the events surrounding the composition of this poem. Interestingly, Plath also wrote another one of her famous poems, "Tulips", on the same day. The events in Plath's personal life ...
  • Plaths Feelings Without Supplementary Words
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    Sylvia Plaths poetry is well known for its deeply personal and emotional subject matter. Much of Plaths poetry is confessional and divulges the most intimate parts of her psyche whether through metaphor or openly, without creating a persona through which to project her feelings, and through the use of intense imagery. Plaths attempt to purge herself of the oppressive male figures in her life is one such deeply personal and fundamental theme in her poetry. In her poem, Daddy, which declares her h...
  • Plath's Poem
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    It tends to be the trend for women who have had traumatic childhoods to be attracted to men who epitomize their emptiness felt as children. Women who have had un affectionate or absent fathers, adulterous husbands or boyfriends, or relatives who molested them seem to become involved in relationships with men who, instead of being the opposite of the "monsters" in their lives, are the exact replicas of these ugly men. Sylvia Plath's poem "Daddy" is a perfect example of this unfortunate trend. In ...
  • Modern Poets And The Postmodern Poets
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    Contemporary British and American Poetry Postmodernism is hard to define, because it is a concept that appears in a wide variety of areas of study including art, music, film, literature, communications, fashion and technology. Postmodernism followed modernism, which is the movement in visual arts, music, literature, and drama which rejected the old Victorian standards of how art should be made, consumed, and what it should mean. In the period of high modernism, from around 1910 to 1930 the major...
  • Daddy In The Poem
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    Daddy In the poem "Daddy", Sylvia Plath says that there are women who, due to early conditioning, find themselves without the tools to deal with oppressive and controlling men. They are left feeling helpless and hopeless. For some women, the struggle is never resolved, others take most of a lifetime. For a lucky few, they are granted a reprieve. The character in this poem is Sylvia Plath. The poem describes her feelings of oppression and her battle to come to grips with the issues of this power ...
  • Woman Ted Hughes Left Sylvia Plath
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    The Life of Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath+s life, like her manic depression, constantly jumped between Heaven and Hell. Her seemingly perfect exterior hid a turbulent and deeply troubled spirit. A closer look at her childhood and personal experiences removes some element of mystery from her writings. One central character to Sylvia Plath+s poems is her father, Professor Otto Emile Plath. Otto Plath was diabetic and refused to stay away from foods restricted by his doctor. As a result, he developed a...
  • Sow
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    Men and Motherhood in Sylvia Plath's "Sow " Sylvia Plath lived from 1933 through 1963. She is classified as a confessional poet, meaning she resolves some sort of guilt and uses extreme personality to explain life experiences in dramatic ways. Joyce Carol Oates comments", [Her poems] have that exquisite, heart-breaking quality about them that has made Saliva Plath our acknowledged Queen of Sorrows, the spokeswoman for our most private, most helpless nightmares... Her poetry is as deathly as it i...
  • Sylvia Plath
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    Sylvia Plath was a gifted writer, poet and verbal artist whose personal anguish and torment visibly manifested itself in her work. Much of her angst stems from her warped relationship with her father. Other factors that influenced her works were her strained views of human sexuality, her sa do-masochistic tendencies, self-hatred and her traditional upbringing. She was labeled as a confessional poet and biographical and historical material is absolutely necessary to understand her work. Saliva Pl...
  • Cut By Sylvia Plath
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    "Cut" Sylvia Plath [CONTENT] Persona In terms of content the persona in "Cut" is Sylvia Plath herself. Plath was one of the first American women writers to refuse to conceal her true emotions. In articulating her aggression, hostility and despair in her art, she effectively challenged the traditional literary prioritization of female experience. Plath has experienced much melancholy and depression in her life. Scenario The scenario of the poem starts off in a seemingly domestic scene, perhaps pr...
  • Control Of The Bee Box
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    The Troubled Consciousness of Sylvia Plath as seen in "The Arrival of the Bee Box" In the poem, "The Arrival of the Bee Box", Sylvia Plath uses a metaphor to represent the darker aspects of the subconscious that are leaking into her conscious mind: The box is locked, it is dangerous. I have to live with it overnight And I can't keep away from it. There are no windows, so I can't see what is in there. There is only a little grid, no exit. It is inevitable that Plath will need to face the bees tha...
  • Internal Conflict In Plath's Own Mind
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    Price Page 1 Sylvia Plath, a complex poet, a complex mind. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 and committed suicide on February 11, 1963. During this short thirty years, many works were provided that served as a window into one fragile mind. Years of mental stability acted as a catalyst for the production of many famous works. Although it is still difficult to analyze Plath's mind, its products are still being cherished and praised. Plath published many works in her lifetime, yet her most...
  • Plath's Writing
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    The Many Views of Sylvia Plath Pulitzer Prize winner, Sylvia Plath began her misunderstood life on October 27, 1932, in JamaciaPlains Massachusetts. She was born to Otto and Aurelia Plath, who were both teachers (Sylvia Plath). Her father was a professor at Boston University. He studied bees. (Personal Influences) Plath has been seen in a variety of ways; as a tragic poet, the all-American, girl next-door, but, most of all, a heroine of the feminist movement. Plath's life was haunted by visions ...
  • Ariel Period Poems Of Sylvia Plath
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    The Bare Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath was born in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts to middle class parents. Her father was domineering and abusive, he passed away when she was eight years old. This was an extremely difficult incident for Plath to deal with. Although Sylvia Plath's career as a poet was a short one, there is quite a difference between her early poetry and the poetry she wrote in the last six months of her life. She had a limited audience, but became more eminent due to her tragic death. ...
  • Their Breast To Plath
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    Paralytic: Poetry From The Brink Silvia Plath has always been famous. She was a very open poet who wrote with so much confession, she became almost like a soap opera. Her life was a constant bout with suicide and the readers loved to watch. After one of her first suicide attempts, which is included in The Bell Jar, a novel later written by Plath, she was admitted into McLean Hospital. The poem "Paralytic" more than likely came from her time there. It is a poem about a girl who is placed into a m...
  • Ariel Period Poems Of Sylvia Plath
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    The Ariel-period poems of Sylvia Plath demonstrate her desire for rebirth, to escape the body that was "drummed into use" by men and society. I will illustrate the different types of rebirth with examples from the Ariel poems, including "Lady Lazarus,"Fever 103,"Getting There", and "Cut."Lady Lazarus", the last of the October poems, presents Plath as the victim with her aggression turned towards "her male victimizer (33)". Lady Lazarus arises from Herr Doktor's ovens as a new being, her own inca...
  • Plath's Writing
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    Sylvia Plath and Her Writing Experiences During the years of Sylvia Plath's life she was known as a goddess and a heroine because of her excellent writing. Her writing revolved around aspects of her short life. Plath often wrote about her personal experiences with illness, her parents, and her family. Plath's father died when she was eight years old of a pulmonary embolus. In the poem "Daddy", Plath's only imaginative way of being reunited with her father was to die (Hall 1). Sylvia Plath was bo...
  • Sylvia Plath Poetry Response
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    Sylvia Plath (Sample paper) Write a personal response to the poetry of Sylvia Plath. Support the points you make by reference to the poetry of Plath you have studied. Sylvia Plath was a bright, intelligent and determined young woman with a burning desire to write. She wrote incessantly during her short life - poetry, short stories, essays, articles. She was an outstanding student but often experienced self-doubt and depression and her work clearly reflects a wide range of emotions. She always so...
  • Line 18 And The Tulips
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    Throughout the poem 'iTulips^i by Sylvia Plath, the author seems desperately searching for peace and tranquility, and instead finds everything she despises, symbolized by the tulips she received as a get well present. The hospital setting, in which she is 'inobody, ^i provides a place where she can 'ilearn peacefulness, lying by myself quietly, ^i as Plath explains in lines 3-4. She goes on to describe her room as very white and serene, and within the walls is a temporary escape from all the car...
  • Lady Lazarus The Theme Of Violence
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    "A Far Cry From Africa' And "Lady"A Far Cry From Africa' And "Lady Lazarus' The theme of Violence in "A far Cry from Africa' and "Lady Lazarus' Through out both poems, "Lady Lazarus' and a'A Far Cry from Africa', both Sylvia Plath and Derek Walcott use violence as the backdrop for their narration. Both poems have a intense feeling of intimacy with each writer, and each focuses on both internal and external violence. The poems concentrate on both writers personal experiences. The use of violence ...

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