Sylvia spent her childhood in Winthrop, but after Plath’s father died of diabetes, her mother moved her and her brother, Warren, to Wellesley, Massachusetts which was closer to Plath’s grandmother. Aurelia had acquired a teaching job at Boston University in the medical-secretarial training program. Wellesley was a family focused and education centered community that influenced Plath’s lifestyle and moral values (Sylvia Plath Biography).
Plath had kick started her career as a poetess. Plath wrote her first poem, at age eight; “A Summer Will Not Come Again” was published in Seventeen while she was in high school, and sold “Bitter Strawberries” to the Christian Science Monitor while in college (Sylvia Plath Biography). One of Plath’s most notable works was her poem, “Daddy”, which was inspired by the death of her father, Otto. Plath then expanded her career by becoming an author of The Bell Jar, a fictionalized retelling of her lifelong battle with depression. Aside from writing Sylvia also worked as a volunteer art teacher, a guest editor at Mademoiselle Magazine, and an English teacher (Sylvia Plath-Poetry).
Plath attended Smith College in 1950 on a scholarship. She received her scholarship from the Wellesley Sm...
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