The first poet I want to look at is Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Plath's work intrigues me, as does her life. After losing her farther at the age of eight, she suppressed her inner feelings and instead of reaching out to other people for comfort, she isolated herself with writing as her only expressive outlet. Then remarkably, Sylvia Plath had a poem published when she was only eight. Plath continued prolific writing through high school and won a scholarship to Smith College in 1950. This was the start of a life that would lead on to studying at the eminent university of Cambridge, Marrying Ted Huges (former poet lauret). Then after years of mental illness Sylvia Plath committed suicide at an early age of 31 yrs old but not before leaving enough milk and food for her two children's supper.(1)
The first poem that I am going to look at is called Blackberrying; it is a blank verse poem although it could be brought to argument that it is free verse. There is no pattern of rhyming but she does use Enjambement "when the sense of the line carries over to the next line."(2)
After analysing the poem, I can reveal that Sylvia Plath has a very dark nature she likes to use morbid or macabre citation's in her poems.
In this eerie nature poem, blackberries are personified in the
line "I had not asked for such a blood sisterhood; they must love me." No longer is she just picking a blackberry she is making an alliance with the fruit When her blood mixes with the juices of the berries her blood has bonded i...
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