You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

23 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Letters Home By Sylvia Plath
    1,503 words
    Sylvia Plath's mother was the daughter of two German immigrants who lived in Massachusetts. She grew up highly educated and became a high school English teacher. Sylvia Plath's father had a doctorate in classical languages at Boston University. When Sylvia's mother decided to earn her Masters degree at Boston University, Otto and Riri were married after a brief courtship, January 1932, in Carson City, Nevada. By mutual agreement, the mother immediately quit her job and became a homemaker. Her fi...
  • Plaths Feelings Without Supplementary Words
    1,067 words
    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...
  • Following Summer Ted And Sylvia
    591 words
    On October 27, 1932 in Boston's Memorial Hospital, Aurelia (Sch ober) Plath and her husband Otto Plath (21 years her senior), gave birth to a baby girl, which they named Sylvia. Otto Plath was a writer, whose book Bumblebees and Their Ways was published in 1934. While Sylvia was still extremely young her father began to get rather ill. He had his toe amputated, only to be followed by his foot and later on his leg. Shortly after these events another member of the Plath family was born. Warren Pla...
  • Woman Ted Hughes Left Sylvia Plath
    1,047 words
    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...
  • Plaths Poems
    1,034 words
    Even in her earlier poems, Sylvia Plath displays an unhealthy preoccupation with sex, madness, morbidity and obscurity. Discuss. There seem to be a number of common themes running through all of Plaths poems, which encapsulate her personal attitudes and feelings of life at the time she wrote them. Of these themes, the most prevalent are: sex, madness, morbidity and obscurity. The whole concept of sex to Plath appears to be a very disturbed and resentful one. This is conveyed strongly through the...
  • Sylvia Plath
    2,200 words
    Sylvia Plath was born October 27, 1932 in Boston Massachusetts. She was the first child of Dr. Emil Otto Plath and Aurelia Schober Plath. Otto was a German who came to study ministry and Northwestern University, but wound up as a biology professor at Boston University, after attaining a Master's Degree in the arts from Washington University and a Ph. D. in science from Harvard, who specialized in bees. Aurelia Schober Plath was a German and English teacher at Brookline High School, until she mar...
  • Allman Brothers And Sylvia Plath
    1,402 words
    The Colossus and Ain t Wastin Time No More The two works that will be examined in this paper are The Colossus by Sylvia Plath, and Ain t Wastin Time No More by Greg Allman. Separately, these works are unique and very individualistic. When looked at together, however, there is common theme between the two; it being that human life is short and should never be taken for granted. This paper will show similarities and differences between Plath's and Allman's works. The first point that will be addre...
  • Sylvia Plath
    2,166 words
    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...
  • Sylvia Plath S Use Of Style
    2,065 words
    Sylvia Plath+s complex relationship with her father is revealed through imagery used in her writings including the poem and book "Daddy" and The Bell Jar. Plath developed as a writer with an individual style. She used diction, in her writings, which give the reader a very distinct understanding of what she is trying to imply. Plath, also, sets a tone in her writing that is very distinct amongst other writings. Her style, diction, and tone are seen clearly in "Daddy" and The Bell Jar. The imagery...
  • Esther In A Depression
    1,181 words
    The book "The Bell Jar" by Silvia Plath was different from other books assigned through-out my time at high school. Most of the other books, including for example "Of Mice and Men", Lord of the Flies", and "The Heart of darkness" were stories about mostly men and how they all turned against each other in some way and acted like animals instead of humans, and in the end of all of them someone dies. The book "The Bell Jar" though is without a doubt my favorite so far because it is about a female a...
  • Internal Conflict In Plath's Own Mind
    1,092 words
    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
    1,778 words
    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
    1,073 words
    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. ...
  • Lines 71 80 The Speaker
    587 words
    Plaths poem "Daddy" describes her feelings of oppression from her childhood and conjures the struggle many women face in a male-dominated society. The conflict of this poem is male authority versus the right of a female to control her own life and be free of male domination. Plaths conflicts begin with her father and continue into the relationship between her and her husband. This conflict is examined in lines 71-80 of "Daddy" in which Plath compares the damage her father caused to that of her h...
  • Sylvia Plath
    798 words
    In The Bell Jar, originally published under the pseudonym of Victoria Lucas, Sylvia Plath was recording much of her personal experience. Plath was born on October 27, 1932. Her brother, Warren Joseph Plath, was born in 1935. When Plath was five years old, her family moved to Winthrop, Massachusetts, where she was a model student. However, in 1940, her father Otto Plath died of pneumonia and complications from diabetes. Plath won many awards, both local and national, for her writing in the years ...
  • Sylvia Plath
    521 words
    Sylvia Plath employs vivid imagery and a reminiscent tone to convey her feelings of grief, guilt, and disdain the day she first visited her father's grave, and the devastating effects his death had on her. Plath addresses the poem to her deceased father, of whom she harbors a deep daughterly love for, along with a bitterness created when he seemingly abandoned her and her mother when he died. Several times throughout the poem, Plath conveys how she feels as if her father's death had killed her a...
  • Personality Of Sylvia Brown
    411 words
    Of all the characters in The Canterbury Tales, there is one that stands out as being the most interesting. Wearing her red stockings and flamboyant attire, the Wife of Bath makes it clear to her peers that she is "a woman of the night". Still, readers seem drawn to her as if by a magical spell - capturing their attention and curiosity. A person in the twentieth century who can similarly be compared with the Wife of Bath is Sylvia Brown, the world renowned psychic. Sylvia Brown frequently makes a...
  • Plath's Academic And Writing Success
    1,420 words
    Sylvia Plath is a writer whose life has generated much interest. This may be because of her tragic, untimely death and her highly personal writings. Studying Sylvia^s life lets her readers understand her works better. Many of the imagery and attitudes in her poetry are based on her life experiences. Throughout her short life, Sylvia Plath loved the sea. She spent her childhood years on the Atlantic coast just north of Boston. This setting provides a source for a lot of her poetic ideas. Sylvia P...
  • Plath's Writing
    1,228 words
    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...
  • Line 18 And The Tulips
    744 words
    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...

23 results found, view free essays on page: