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  • Letters Home By Sylvia Plath
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    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...
  • Following Summer Ted And Sylvia
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    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...
  • Sylvia Plath
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    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...
  • City Sylvia
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    Analysis of The Lesson The Lesson, by Toni Cade Bambara, is a brief narrative story that captures a turnkey moment in a young girl's life. Sylvia vividly recalls the day she learned a life lesson that was initiated by Miss Moore. The central idea of this story is that actual life experiences are the lessons that make the most impact. Sylvia recollects the day with the mentally of that she would rather go to the pool or to the show where it's cool, than on Miss Moore's educational field trip to t...
  • Sylvia And The Other Teachers
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    Up the Down Staircase By Bel Kaufman The main character of this book is Sylvia Barret she is a recent college graduate, and works as a high school English teacher. Sylvia would like to work in a nice private school, like so many of her friends. Instead Sylvia takes a job with the board of education, in a niece attempt to reach out to the under privileged inner-city children in public schools. Sylvia battles with so many choices in this book. In the end she makes the right ones. Another character...
  • White Herons Nest
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    'A White Heron' begins on a June evening near the Maine coast. As the sun sets, nine-year-old Sylvia drives home a cow. This girl has no other friends and really likes these walks with the cow. However, this certain night it has taken her an unusually long time to find the cow and she hopes Mrs. Tilley, her grandmother, will not worry about her. But her grandmother knows that she likes to wander about in the woods so she will not worry. The little girl comes across a stranger in the woods this n...
  • White Heron By Sara Orne Jewett
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    A White Heron by Sara Orne Jewett is a story of a girl who was raised in town. The girl one day meets a bird hunter looking for a white heron to shoot. She knows where a white heron is, but is torn between her newly acquired affection for the hunter and her old love for nature and birds. In the story, A White Heron, the main character, Sylvia, goes through a rite of passage. She finds herself choosing between money and the trust of her grandmother or innocence and purity. A rite of passage is a ...
  • Sylvia Plath
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    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 ...
  • Moore's Destination Sylvia
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    In "The Lesson" Toni Cade Bambara writes about a group of young kids living in a poverty stricken area. Miss Moore, an older woman from the neighborhood who is their teacher, takes the kids on a field trip to F.A.O. Schwartz to see toys that cost as much as the rent that their parents pay. She is trying to show the kids that they too can make every effort in life for the finer things. The story is seen from the point of view of one of the children named Sylvia. Sylvia doesn't really like Miss. M...
  • Sylvia's Great Love For Nature And Animals
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    In "A White Heron', by Sarah Jewett, Sylvia's great love for nature and animals outweighs her and her family's needs. Sylvia's great passion for animals and nature leads to her great knowledge of the outdoors. Sylvia's expertise of birds including the white heron forces her to make a choice between saving the white heron or helping her family. Sylvia does both of these things because she is close to nature. Clearly, Syliva's great understanding of the outdoors and animals comes from her fondness...

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