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the bare sylvia plath

- 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....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Envisioning a New Identity in The Bell Jar by Syvia Plath

- The Bell Jar is occupied with several female characters that all represent an assortment of female stereotypes. There are college students who wish to fully experience the city of New York, patients in a mental institution, and psychiatrists who could potentially serve as role models throughout the novel. Esther often finds herself lacking self-confidence due to the fact that she is constantly comparing herself to these individuals. Esther is shown as being stubborn because she rejects the womanhood that is presented to her....   [tags: female stereotype, american dream]

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Misery of Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath: Slanting the Scale of Misery It is often the dismal and gloomy poems that compel us as readers to wonder what was occurring in the poet’s mind, rather than the rhymes of flowers and sunshine. Poems about despair and sadness induce our own emotions and generate speculation as to how such negative thoughts transfer from one’s own mind to the paper, maintaining their sense of torment. Sylvia Plath’s inner suffering is effectively conveyed by way of her disturbing images and noticeable language....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Sow by Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plaths poem, Sow, depicts a beast of mythic proportions through various images, comparisons, and specific word choices. By presenting the sow from both the point of view of its owner, neighbor, and of the speaker, Plath paints a vivid picture of farmyard decadence that the reader can relate to. The first three stanzas present an image of neighbor as a secretive, but shrewd farmer. He is shrouded in mystery to the narrator and her companions, as is his great prize-winning sow, impounded from public stare....   [tags: Poem Poetry]

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tulips by slvia plath

- “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 been injured in a battle of some kind or a war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Feminine Ideal in The Bell Jar

- Throughout The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath explores a number of themes, particularly regarding the gender roles, and subsequently, the mental health care system for women. Her 19-year-old protagonist, Esther Greenwood, is the vessel through which Plath poses many probing questions about these topics to the reader. In the 1950s when the novel was set, women were held to a high standard: to be attractive but pure, intelligent but submissive, and to generally accept the notion of bettering oneself only in order to make life more comfortable for the significant male in her life....   [tags: sylvia plath]

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath: Tangled in Society's Expectations

- A notable image that readers of the twentieth-century literature easily recognize is a bell jar. A bell jar is an unbreakable, stiff glass container that confines objects within its inescapable walls. It metaphorically represents the suffocating and an airless enclosure of conformism prevalent during the 1950’s American society. More specifically, American societal standards approve men to have the dominant role as they are encouraged to attend college in order to pursue professional careers. They are given the responsibility of financially supporting their families....   [tags: conformism, primitive american culture]

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Daddy by sylvia plath

- 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 speaker 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 imbalance....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Survival Instinct in Sylvia Plath’s Tulips

- Sylvia Plath’s "Tulips" begins by describing a woman recovering in a hospital from surgery. The woman very much wants the peacefulness and numbness of the white surroundings and absence of family, color, and life. Then arrive tulips, which bother her as they demand her attention with their vivacity and brightness, something very much at odds with her current environs and state of mind. The tulips torture her just by being there, and she hates what they represent to her: life. Finally, after suffering through the tulips increasingly drastic actions, she focuses on herself and her heartbeat, choosing to accept the tulips and their sheer vitality....   [tags: poetry analysis]

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Metaphors by Sylvia Plath

- Metaphors by Sylvia Plath The poem 'metaphors' by Sylvia Plath deals with strong issues of pregnancy. The poem was written when she was pregnant. She wrote about her mixed feelings and emotions. The poem itself is a metaphor. In the word 'metaphor' there are nine letters. There are nine lines, and nine syllables in every line. Apparently there are also nine months of pregnancy. Each line is a metaphor and each line represents different stages of pregnancy. Line nine "Boarded the train there's no getting off" suggest that it is inevitable....   [tags: Papers]

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sylvia plath

- 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 famous works which include The Bell Jar, Ariel, “Crossing the Water”, Letters Home, & Johnny Panic, & The Bible of Dreams were are published after her death (Bloom 163-4)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sylvia Plath

- The Many Views of Sylvia Plath Pulitzer Prize winner, Sylvia Plath began her misunderstood life on October 27, 1932, in Jamacia Plains 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 of her past....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath 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....   [tags: essays papers]

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Sylvia Plath Biography

- Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath: Born: October 27th 1932, Boston Died: 11th February 1963, London Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 and her Brother Warren was born in April,1935. When she was around 8 years old (1940) her father Otto died and she was devastated but never showed it. In 1941 Plath’s poem was printed in the children’s section of Boston Herald, it was a short poem about what Plath’s saw and heard on summer nights. After Plath had just graduated in 1950, her Poem “ Bitter Strawberries” appeared in The Christian Science Monitor which was her first national publication....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath This line is from Sylvia Plath's poem "Lady Lazarus", one of many that helped make her an icon of modern American poetry. They have an eerie, prophetic quality, seeming to foreshadow the tragic death of this young writer. Understanding Sylvia Plath's words require a closer look at both her life and a few of her works. Though critics have described her writing as "governed by negative vitalism", her distinct individuality has made her a conversation piece among those familiar with her....   [tags: Papers]

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Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath        Sylvia Plath was a remarkable twentieth century American poet. Her poetry focused on depression, aspects on suicide, death, savage imagery, self-destruction and painful feelings of women. Plath attempts to exorcise the oppressive male figures that haunted her life served as one of the fundamental themes in her poetry.   Her poetry is a good example on how "suffering and transformation could be within traditional poetic contexts" (Initiation p.142). She also believed that a poem "must give an expression to the poet's own anguish because suffering has become the central fact of historical and personal existence" (Initiation p.143)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Comparing Feminist Poetry by Plath and Sexton

- Comparing Feminist Poetry by Plath and Sexton Poetry "should be a shock to the senses. It should also hurt" Anne Sexton believed (Baym 2703), and evidence of this maxim's implications echoes loudly through the writing of Sexton as well as through the work of her friend and contemporary Sylvia Plath. Plath and Sexton's lifetimes spanned a period of remarkable change in the social role of women in America, and both are obviously feminist poets caught somewhere between the submissive pasts of their mothers and the liberated futures awaiting their daughters....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Sylvia Plath

- Sylvia Plath 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....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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The Struggle in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus

- The Struggle in Lady Lazarus Lady Lazarus repeats the struggle between Nazi and Jew which is used in Daddy, with the Nazi atrocities a background across which the amazing, self-renewing speaker strides. The speaker orchestrates every aspect of her show, attempting to undermine the power an audience would normally have over her. She controls her body, instead of being a passive object of other eyes. The speaker orders her enemy to Peel off the napkin, telling the audience that there is a charge for her performance, but death to her is nothing but a big strip tease....   [tags: Lady Lazarus Essays]

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Feminism in Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar

- Feminism in The Bell Jar In Sylvia Plath's autobiographical novel The Bell Jar, the reader learns of the adventures of a young woman in a male-dominated society that will not let her achieve her true potential. Plath's alter ego, Esther, is thus driven to a nervous breakdown and attempts suicide numerous times. In many ways, this novel is a feminist text, centered around the struggles of a young woman who cannot reach her goals in our male-dominated society. People close to Esther, do not accept her talents as a poet and writer, but rather try to push her into traditionally more feminine roles....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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The Cold War By Plath And Morning Song, By John F. Kennedy 's Speech

- The Cold War period allowed for new understandings into the various “Ways of Thinking”, which helped shape the societal paradigms of the era. These revelations in to the new “Ways of Thinking” is evidenced through Sylvia Plath’s poems, “Daddy”, “The Applicant” and “Morning Song”, and John F. Kennedy’s speech, “Ich Bin Ein Berliner” (1963). The composers are effectively able to reflect the “Ways of Thinking” of the period, such as the scientific, religious, philosophical and economic paradigms, in their compositions through various literary techniques....   [tags: Cold War, Communism, World War II, John F. Kennedy]

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The poems of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Tell the Story of Unendurable Lives

- The poems of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes tell the story of the lives that have become unendurable. In the 1950’s women were expected to behave in a certain ways. The poems written by both Plath and Hughes revels the effects of the ideology domesticity 1950’s Britain, on how women were expected to act. Plath’s marriage was a very stressful ‘on the edge’ relationship. The poem ‘The applicant’ reflects how much women were viewed as objects. One quotation supporting this is ‘do you wear, A glass eye, false teeth or a crutch?’ this shows that women had to be perfect for a man, as if you could buy them....   [tags: poetry, poem analysis, poets]

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Kesey and Plath: A New American Myth

- Kesey and Plath: A New American Myth A mutual friend sets up Ken Kesey and Sylvia Plath on a blind date. They meet in a Boston restaurant and discover they're both writers. Describe the ensuing conversation. Sept. 3, 1955 (from Sylvia's diary) It must have been some terrible mistake. Mother set me up with a certain Ken Kesey, a friend of a friend of the family. Terrible. We met at a restaurant on Harvard Square and it went downhill from there. I came home alright, but barely. I guess I can start from the beginning......   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Metaphors Analysis in Sylvia Plath's Poem

- Metaphors Analysis in Sylvia Plath's Poem In Sylvia Plath’s poem, Metaphors, she uses striking imagery to explore her ambivalent attitudes about pregnancy. For example, she uses a negative metaphor saying she is an elephant, meaning she thinks that she has become very fat since she got pregnant. On the other hand, she uses a positive metaphor saying the baby is precious, meaning although pregnancy has its down sides it has got a few good sides like the baby. The number nine features a lot throughout the poem....   [tags: Papers]

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A Deeper Analysis of The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and its Modern Applications

- Written in 1961 and published in the United States a decade later, The Bell Jar written by Sylvia Plath has grown to be a classic part of American Literature found in high school and college classrooms and throughout popular culture. Having sold over two million copies since its publication (Dunkle), this novel chronicles “the timeless story of young woman’s struggle to pursue her own ambitions while negotiating the expectations of the conformative culture in which she was raised.”(Satterfield) Its success can be attributed to the ease young women have with relating to the themes present in this novel....   [tags: biography, esther, identity]

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Comparative Analysis of Ariel by Sylvia Plath and The whitsun Weddings by Phillip Larkin

- ... Both The Applicant and The Whitsun Weddings present marriage as a societal norm and a process that is executed in a similar fashion by most individuals without question. A Birthday Present is thought to be referring to an affair that Ted Hughes (Plath’s husband) had. An Arundel Tomb explores the potential misrepresentation of a relationship between an earl and countess in the 1500s; it also explores the damaging effects of time on a relationship. The Applicant portrays marriage as an enrolment process (seemingly a job interview) whereas Larkin uses The Whitsun Weddings as a means of documenting the relationships or rather, the marriages that he witnesses around him....   [tags: Marriage, Society]

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Analysis Of ' Hamlet ' Daddy ' By Sylvia Plath And The God Of Small Things By Arudanthi Roy

- The International Dictionary of Psychology defines a "father figure" as "a man to whom a person looks up and whom he treats like a father.” In this essay I am going to be addressing the significance of this figure by comparing the characters presented in three different pieces of literature: ‘Hamlet’ by William Shakespeare, ‘Daddy’ by Sylvia Plath and ‘The God of Small Things’ by Arudanthi Roy. Critic, Anna Clarke, suggests that “Roy’s novel can be read as a radical literary strategy that evades and challenges society’s mono-logic tendency to control narrative meaning, and structure our perception through forms of linguistic order”....   [tags: Elizabeth I of England, William Shakespeare]

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Daddy by Sylvia Plath and The Rocking Horse Winner by D. H. Lawrence

- Having a parental figure in your life can change you as a person in a negative or positive way. “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath and “The Rocking Horse Winner” by D. H. Lawrence are both works of literature that exemplify the meaning of the quotation of C.S Lewis. In this way both works of literature were relatable when the authors provided daily life situations involving disillusionment, parental responsibility and children having troubled relationship with their parents. Literature improves our desires of life and enhances our critical thinking....   [tags: Daddy, The Rocking Horse Winner]

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The Fight For Self Acceptance

- The Fight For Self Acceptance Sylvia Plath was an American poet that was born on October 27, 1932, in Boston Massachusetts. Plath lost her father at an early age. She was considered to be a phenomenal and troubled poet. At a young Plath won numerous amounts of academic awards. After she took an interest in writing, she obtained a scholarship to Smith College in 1950. Plath living in the 1950s was afflicted with the idea she had to get married, have children, as well as obtaining a career. During her college career, she suffered from major depression....   [tags: Sylvia Plath, Ted Hughes]

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Negative Peer Pressure Depicted in Knowles' A Separate Peace and Plath's Initiation

- “To follow or not to follow?” is the conflict of both A Separate Peace by John Knowles and Initiation by Sylvia Plath. Each main character must choose what action to take; however, it is the way they choose that sets these stories apart. Different examples of conformity in each book yield different results, showing readers potential outcomes of decision making. In a Separate Peace, the main character, Gene Forrester, is constantly pressured into rebelling against the school rules by his best friend Phineas, or “Finny”....   [tags: A Separate Peace, Initiation]

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Stylistic Devices in Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

- Stylistic Devices in Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath uses a diverse array of stylistic devices in "Lady Lazarus," among them allusion, apostrophe, extended metaphor, and irony, in order to develop the speaker as a character. Those three poetic devices are particularly evident in lines 65-79 of"Lady Lazarus." In the New Testament of the Bible, Lazarus is a man who rises from the dead at the command of Jesus Christ (John 11:38). The title of this poem, "Lady Lazarus"(the "Lady" without a doubt referring to Plath herself, as this is an example of confessional poetry; the "Lazarus" being an allusion to the biblical figure) is an accurate indicator of the content of the poem....   [tags: Papers]

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Comparing Plath's View on Motherhood with You're and 'Morning Song

- Comparing Plath's View on Motherhood with You're and 'Morning Song In Plath's poetry she is very depressed about her life but when you look at the poems, 'You're' and 'Morning Song' you get a new view on her life. These poems are about her opinion and feelings on motherhood and are her only positive poems that we have studied so far. Morning song is when Plath writes about her new baby daughter and how she feels towards her and 'you're', is a celebratory poem about approaching motherhood....   [tags: Papers]

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The American Dream Gone Wrong in the Works of Sylvia Plath

- Much of Sylvia Plath's poetry and her only novel, The Bell Jar, reflect her feelings of mental instability. Plath grew up in Massachusetts and was an intelligent and successful writer at a young age. She was living an American dream. However, her idyllic life was more like a nightmare for Sylvia Plath. She drove herself hard; it was important to her to succeed. When she began to doubt herself and the world around her she became mentally ill. Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 27,1932, to Aurelia and Otto Plath....   [tags: Essays on The Bell Jar]

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The Evil Outside Forces of Depression in the Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

- Depression is not only caused by the self induced emotional state of a person. It can also be forced onto someone by external forces that influence depression. These events can sway a person into their depression, and with nothing or no one to catch them when they fall, they could keep going down deeper. The novel The Bell Jar, written by Sylvia Plath, portrays ways that depression was pushed onto the main character, Esther. People that had once been there for her were not there for her during her fall....   [tags: events, help, prevent, depression]

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Esther Greenwood's Search for Identity in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

- One’s identity is the most important lesson to be learned. It is vital part of life knowing who you are in order to live a fulfilled life. Without knowing your identity, and the way you perceive life, it is difficult for others to understand you, along with a struggle to live a happy life. In Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar,” Esther Greenwood struggles to find her own identity, and in the process, she develops a mental illness which helps her discover the person she is on the inside. In her search for identity, Esther often compares herself to others....   [tags: the bell jar]

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The Theme of Death in Poetry by Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath

- Death is a prevalent theme in the poetry of both Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson. They both examine death from varied angles. There are many similarities as well as differences in the representation of this theme in their poetry. Plath views death as a sinister and intimidating end, while Dickinson depicts death with the endearment of romantic attraction. In the poetry of Plath death is depicted traditionally, while Dickinson attributes some mysticism to the end of life. In the poem "Two Views of a Cadaver Room" Plath attempts to be objective in writing about death from the third person point of view....   [tags: Poetry]

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The Death Of Death - Original Writing

- Her repetition in the last line with the “get back, back, back to you” could suggest she is referring to getting back to her father and to her husband. However, here we can see an inkling of the way she truly feels about her father. If she really felt this extreme hate towards him, why would she want to kill herself in order to get back to her father. She either misses him a painstaking amount, or feels that she has dire unfinished business with him. She then adds to this by saying that her suicide attempt was unsuccessful....   [tags: Sylvia Plath, Poetry, Daddy]

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An Evaluation of Nature Poetry in Reference to Plath, Huges and Keats.

- Throughout the essay I will be explaining what form of poetry meter is being used in certain poems, how imagery is detailed and explain rhyming patterns that have been used as well as giving my own analysis of my selected poems. 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....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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"Sylvia Plath- Feminine Side of the Feminist Icon"

- Sylvia Plath was a typical example of her generation, inpatient and greedy for life but this description has a bit different meaning. Plath indeed desired artistic fulfilment but she wanted to be an ideal wife and mother at the same time. When Ted Hughes published his first poetry volume "The Hawk in the Rain" she was very happy that she will follow his footsteps. Throughout their marriage she was in the shadow of her husband and we can argue whether it was her conscious choice and to what extend it was the result of her times....   [tags: Poetry]

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Plath’s Daddy Essays: Loss and Trauma

- Loss and Trauma in Plath’s Daddy In addition to the anger and violence, 'Daddy' is also pervaded by a strong sense of loss and trauma. The repeated 'You do not do' of the first sentence suggests a speaker that is still battling a truth she only recently has been forced to accept. After all, this is the same persona who in an earlier poem spends her hours attempting to reconstruct the broken pieces of her 'colossus' father. After 30 years of labor she admits to being 'none the wiser' and 'married to shadow', but she remains faithful to her calling....   [tags: Daddy Essays]

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Sylvia Plath's The Bell Jar - Feminist Thought

- The Bell Jar  - Feminist Thought The Bell Jar   This autobiographical novel by Sylvia Plath follows the story of Esther Greenwood, a third year college student who spends her summer at a lady's fashion magazine in Manhattan. But despite her high expectations, Esther becomes bored with her work and uncertain about her own future. She even grows estranged from her traditional-minded boyfriend, Buddy Willard, a medical student later diagnosed with TB. Upon returning to her hometown New England suburb, Esther discovers that she was not selected to take a Harvard summer school fiction course, and subsequently starts to slip into depression....   [tags: Feminism Feminist Women Criticism]

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Postmodernism And How Art Should Be Created And What It Should Mean

- Postmodernism come to being in the late 20th century. The postmodernist movement appears in variety of areas of study that include art, music, film, literature etc. To understand were postmodernism came from we have to take a look at the modernist period, which rejected the old Victorian standards of how art should be created and what it should mean. The modernistic literature revolves around themes of individuality, randomness of life, mistrust in the government and religion and disbelief in things that are true....   [tags: Postmodernism, Modernism, Suicide, Sylvia Plath]

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Annotated Bibliography : The Bell Jar

- Annotated Bibliography: The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath Behrent, Megan. "Trapped in The Bell Jar." SOCIALISTWORKER.org 25 Mar. 2013: Web. 26 Oct. 2015. . Behrent thoroughly explains how The Bell Jar has remained relevant throughout the fifty years since its publication and how relatable The Bell Jar is for young women. Society’s prejudice towards women and the mistreatment of psychological illnesses are aspects that still haunt society today. One example that Behrent identifies is how numerous women resonate with the situation of when Esther had to get fitted for a diaphragm....   [tags: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, Mademoiselle]

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Symbolism Within the Bell Jar Novel

- Sylvia Plath’s novel, “The Bell Jar”, tells a story of a young woman’s descent into mental illness. Esther Greenwood, a 19 year old girl, struggles to find meaning within her life as she sees a distorted version of the world. In Plath’s novel, different elements and themes of symbolism are used to explain the mental downfall of the book’s main character and narrator such as cutting her off from others, forcing her to delve further into her own mind, and casting an air of negativity around her. Plath uses images of rotting fig trees and veils of mist to convey the desperation she feels when confronted with issues of her future....   [tags: sylvia plath, symbolism, bell jar]

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Esther Greenwood Character Analysis in The Bell Jar

- Sylvia Plath’s 1963 novel The Bell Jar remains an autobiographical tale of a teenager who learns that she will never fit in, due to her cynical attitude on life and her slowly fading mental health. Esther Greenwood is introduced as a young woman who appears to be stuck with the wrong type of crowd, as she is an academically sound intellectual. The protagonist appears to be out of place and her life appears to be controlled by outstanding circumstances, “only I wasn’t steering anything, not even myself.” (Plath, 2) The young woman appears to be unhappy with her life, while thousands of other girls would envy her for her ability to spend the summer in New York, All girls would be envious of th...   [tags: sylvia plath, bell jar, shopping]

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Love’s Hate in Sylvia Plath’s Mad Girl’s Love Song and Hate Poem by Julie Sheehan

- William Congreve, a play writer wrote, “Heaven has no rage, like love to hatred turned, Nor Hell a fury, like a woman scorned” (459 Congreve). The feeling of betrayal and enraged love as described in Congreve’s mighty words, is cohesive between both Sylvia Plath’s, “Mad Girl’s Love Song”, and, “Hate Poem” by Julie Sheehan. Similarities that coexist between the two poems are: theme, imagery, and repetition. Love can be beautiful and bright, it can also be dark and depressing, as exemplified in both Plath’s and Sheehan’s writing....   [tags: Mad Girl’s Love Song, Hate Poem]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Lady Lazarus '

- Carolyn Kizer mentions at the end that his friends are “well-groomed pets” unlike the speaker. Plath dehumanizes the speaker by comparing herself to a cat that had nine lives. The poem also contains internal monologue between the speaker and her inner bitch while there is external dialogue from her and her ex-lover. These components are major when discussing the meanings of each poem. The tone of the poems have a similar negative connotation but in “Bitch” the speaker changes the tone from angry then to depressed back to angry....   [tags: Sylvia Plath, Poetry, Emotion, Rhyme]

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A Courage’s Attempt to Take Her Life back in Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”

- Sylvia Plath a highly acclaimed twentieth century American poet whose writings were mostly influenced by her life experiences. Her father died shortly after her eighth birthday and her first documented attempt at suicide was in her early twenties. She was married at age twenty-three and when she discovered her husband was having an affair she left him with their two children. Her depression and the abandonment she felt as a child and as a woman is what inspires most of her works. Daddy is a major decision point where Plath decides to overcome her father’s death by telling him she will no longer allow his memory to control her....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Daddy, The Gift, And Future

- Many children build a relationship with their father that is unbreakable but some children don’t build one with their father at all. Family relationships play a big role in the lives of a child. The poems Daddy, The Gift, and Future Connected By all show significant signs of how the father and child relationships are developed. The poems show examples of how the child feels about the father, what kind of role model the father is and if the family is dysfunctional or functional. To start out we will talk about how the child feels about their father....   [tags: Family, Father, Sylvia Plath, Mother]

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My Scholarship : The Link Between Poverty And Educational Struggle

- My scholarship emphasizes passion in writing. I have a harder time exploring an idea or building on prior knowledge if I do not care about the topic. My most significant writing touches upon improving the infrastructure of education. As illustrated in my paper detailing the link between poverty and educational struggle, I built upon the prior knowledge by touching on my own experience with student teacher’s prejudices against low income areas. I wrote about what is already being done for the poverty gap, but what I believe can be further done....   [tags: Education, Writing, Sylvia Plath, Teacher]

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Daddy 's Girl By Theodore Roethke

- Each of these poems is written in different form and with different style. Each form represents the time period of my life I am representing. “Daddy’s Girl” was inspired by “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke. The two share the perspective of a young child desiring a close relationship with their fathers, due to their lack of involvement. “Daddy’s Girl,” is structured in three stanzas, each representing a different part of the scenario. The first stanza offers my desire to spend time with my dad....   [tags: Stanza, Poetry, Sylvia Plath, Tercet]

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Daddy 's Girl By Theodore Roethke

- Each of these poems is written in a different form and with a different style. Each form represents the time period of my life I am representing. “Daddy’s Girl” was inspired by “My Papa’s Waltz” by Theodore Roethke. The two share the perspective of a young child desiring a close relationship with their fathers, due to their lack of involvement. “Daddy’s Girl,” is structured in three stanzas, each representing a different part of the scenario. The first stanza offers my desire to spend time with my dad....   [tags: Stanza, Poetry, Sylvia Plath, Tercet]

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Rebirth in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus, Fever 103, Getting There, and Cut

- Rebirth in Lady Lazarus, Fever 103, Getting There, and Cut       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 incarnation, "the victim taking on the powers of the victimizers and drumming herself into uses that are her own" (33)....   [tags: Lady Lazarus Essays]

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Quest for Self-Identity in Margaret Atwood’s Surfacing and The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

- As the post-colonial criticism developed, the theorists have agreed upon the fact that the role of feminism in the post-colonial practice is crucial. Moreover, these two theories clearly have the same goals. On the one hand, the main objective of both of them is to disclose the traditional power structures, both patriarchal and imperial. On the other hand, both feminism and post-colonial criticism aim to show the way the writers challenge the respective forms of authority. The main concerns of the post-colonial criticism are the formation of canon, the phases through which imperialism and decolonization have gone, as well as how these processes are expressed in literature....   [tags: history, post-colonial criticism]

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Empowerment of Women in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus and Eavan Boland's Anorexic

- Empowerment of Women in Sylvia Plath's Lady Lazarus and Eavan Boland's Anorexic Although the title foreshadows an extrinsic approach, this essay mostly features intrinsic analysis. Eavan Boland's "Anorexic" seems descendent from Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus": the two share common elements, yet have significant differences. An examination of the poems' themes reveals that self-destructiveness can serve as empowerment for women. Plath explores Lady Lazarus' nontraditional view of suicide in her poem; (since Plath does not give the speaker of the poem a name, I will refer to her as Lady Lazarus)....   [tags: Lady Lazarus Essays]

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Precursors to Suicide in Life and Works of Sylvia Plath and Sarah Kane

- Precursors to Suicide in Life and Works of Sylvia Plath and Sarah Kane Introduction We are going to describe factors associated with the suicidal process in lives of Sarah Kane and Sylvia Plath as reflected in the late works of these two female authors who committed suicide when they were 27 and 30 years old. Antoon Leenaars and Susanne Wenckstern (1998) have written: ?Suicide notes are probably the ultrapersonal documents. They are the unsolicited productions of the suicidal person, usually written minutes before the suicidal death.....   [tags: Literature Suicide]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' Sylvia 's Death ' By Anne Sexton

- Sexton’s Emotional Journey Death can represent a multitude of things. For example, it can be depicted as a villain that will eventually claim everyone, or it could represent the escape from the world that someone has always been seeking. Regardless, dying is the end to everyone’s life. However, the poem "Sylvia 's Death" by Anne Sexton regards thoughts of death as well as the act of suicide as an escape from reality and the problems the world presents. Sexton utilizes organized couplets to resonate the speaker’s depression in order to emphasize the change in tone throughout the poem, which evolves as the speaker accepts the unfortunate news of Plath’s death....   [tags: Suicide, Death, Sylvia Plath, Suicide methods]

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Gaining Freedom from Male Oppression in Sylvia Plath's "Daddy"

- Plath's poem "Daddy" describes feelings of oppression from childhood and conjures up 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 to be free of male domination. This poem starts out describing her struggle as one that has been unresolved because she was just a child when her father died. "Daddy, I have had to kill you. / You died before I had time / Marble-heavy, a bag full of God," (lines 6-8)....   [tags: Poetry]

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Compare And Contrast The Way Plath Presents The Speaker’s Fears In Three

- Compare And Contrast The Way Plath Presents The Speaker’s Fears In Three Of The Poems That You Have Studied Sylvia Plath writes poems that are thoughtful and intriguing. They have clever and subtle suggestions that leave her poems open for interpretation by the reader. Her poems mainly have themes with either an odd or disturbing nature. The three poems I have chosen to compare and contrast are; “Mirror,” “Bluebeard” and “The Arrival of The Bee Box.” In the three poems there are several different moods that are shown throughout....   [tags: English Literature]

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The central theme of both the poems is old age. Sylvia Plath and Jenny

- The central theme of both the poems is old age. Sylvia Plath and Jenny Joseph express their ideas of old age through the poems Mirror Mirror and Warning Introduction The central theme of both the poems is old age. Sylvia Plath and Jenny Joseph express their ideas of old age through the poems ‘Mirror’ and ‘Warning’. The intention of Sylvia Plath and Jenny Joseph are different. The message they want to get through to us differs. Jenny Joseph gearing us up towards old age through Warning and Sylvia Plath making old age sound terrible in Mirror....   [tags: English Literature]

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Symbolism And Allusion Of The Fig Tree

- Furthermore, another form of symbolism and allusion that Plath includes in the novel to emphasize the struggles in which a woman withstands as she grows is the fig tree. Within the story of the fig tree, it is actually a based on the Biblical story of the Garden of Eden where the tree symbolizes conflict between genders. The story details a doomed relationship between a Jewish man and a nun. Interestingly enough, she infers that her relationship with Buddy is also hopeless when she states, “It seemed Buddy and I were like that Jewish man and that nun” (Plath 55)....   [tags: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, Woman, Ficus]

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Compare Only the wall by Matthew Sweeney and Mirror by Sylvia Plath.

- Compare Only the wall by Matthew Sweeney and Mirror by Sylvia Plath. Poem Comparison. I am going to compare two poems "Only the wall" by Matthew Sweeney and "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath. Both poems are similar as they both use personification. The poem "Only the wall" has the wall, which is personified as the wall is seeing what is happening, but cannot tell anyone. The poem "Mirror" has the mirror, which is personified, as the poem shows what the mirror sees. The poem mirror is about a mirror and a woman who is obsessed with the mirror....   [tags: English Literature]

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Analysis Of Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poem ' First Fight

- Breath in Poetry: In search of self-pleasure Gwendolyn Brooks’ “First Fight. Then Fiddle” is a sonnet with ten syllables in every line, rhymes as abba in Shakepearean’s. As an old form of poetry that follows the structure and rhyme, “First Fight. Then Fiddle” mimic a rhythmic melody in semantic stanzas. And “First Fight. The Fiddle” rhymes better than Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” which requires deeper exploration in dimension. Although, different style in the writing, they share some common ideas....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Sylvia Plath, Rhyme]

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The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

- In the novel, The Bell Jar, the main character, Esther goes through some deep depression that leads to attempts of suicide, and eventually lands her in several different private hospitals. In Esther’s life, there are many factors, internal and external, that lead to the collapse of her life. The majority of these factors come from her surroundings. A main part of Esther’s life is her writing and her future as an English major in college. Once she begins to lose her ability to read and write, it takes a big toll on her character, creating one of the main reasons she becomes depressed....   [tags: take a stand, story and character analysis]

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Circumstances that Exacerbated Esther's Mental Illness

- Sylvia Plath is the author of the Bell Jar and was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer (JRSM. June, 2003). The Bell Jar book was published in London a month before Plath’s death in January, 1963. The book was first published under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas, and then later published in Plath’s own name. Esther Greenwood is the main character in the Bell Jar. Esther suffered from mental illness and struggled against depressive environment and continuously aggravated madness that led to her suicide and death (JRSM....   [tags: Sylvia Plath, Bell Jar, character analysis]

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Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poetry : A Search Of Self Pleasure

- Breath in Poetry: In search of self-pleasure Although, they are different style in the writing, one poem rhymes and the other simply not, Gwendolyn Brooks’ “First Fight. Then Fiddle” and Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” share some common ideas. Both poems talk about death and survival and about the darkness of evil that lurks inside the snatched lives. In “First Fight. Then Fiddle”, Brooks addresses although life can be intimidating with many turns, enjoyment of it can be captivating. Brooks also embraces the fact that love can be hurting and music can be tasteless....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Sylvia Plath, Rhyme]

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Gothic Literature: A Rose For Emily, The Tell Tale Heart, and Daddy

- In William Faulkner’s, “A Rose for Emily, Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Tell Tale Heart,” and Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy”, are endowed with many features that contribute to their gothic form and success. Faulkner’s,” A Rose for Emily” is characterized by a powerful imagery, plot and setting which are interwoven to create a gothic feeling. The story unfolds in Jefferson, the living fragments of a land that is plagued with civil war. Among the remains of Jefferson is Emily’s house which appears to be the summary of what has become of the wealthy and noble in Jefferson....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Sylvia Plath]

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Comparing The Writers ' Presentation Of Tormented Mind

- Compare and contrast the writers’ presentation of tormented mind in Rebecca and Birthday letters. Rebecca, which is a bildungsroman novel and Birthday letters both have elements of tormented minds which are effectively caused by the darker side of love, memory, honesty and betrayal. ‘Rebecca’ looks into the faults of the class structure and upper class society. It shows the narrators inability to accept her new social class when marrying Maxim which adds to her torment. The narrator is told by Mrs Van Hopper she will never fit in at Manderly because of her social class, and tells her she is making a “big mistake" marrying Maxim and that she will "bitterly regret" it, this foreshows the strug...   [tags: Ted Hughes, Sylvia Plath, Assia Wevill, Sylvia]

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Analysis Of ' On The Sea ' By John Keats

- During the course of this study, I have discovered that both the theme of a poem and the poetic elements appeal to me. I perceive nature as a façade; it is primarily identified as peaceful and inferior, however in the long term it can conquer any man-made creation. John Keats, John Kinsella and Sylvia Plath portray the influence of nature in different ways, yet they are united by their use of similar poetry techniques to portray nature uniquely. On the Sea by John Keats incorporates visual imagery to illustrate the strength of the natural world and its ability to enlighten the soul....   [tags: Poetry, Sylvia Plath, John Keats, Perception]

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Driven Into Depression

- Driven Into Depression The central issue of every story is conflict. Conflict is what makes literature interesting. There are six types of conflict throughout literature. Some conflicts are external and some are internal. The foundation for external conflict is “Man versus Man”. This type of conflict involves one character against another character, and can be caused for many different reasons including religious, moral, and social differences. Sylvia Plath uses “Man versus Man” conflict many times throughout her novel, The Bell Jar, as the main character falls into depression as a result of the characters around her....   [tags: The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, conflict]

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Ambiguity in J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Sylvia Plath’s The Ball Jar, and Richard Heller’s Catch 22

- Ambiguity in literature after World War II reflects and explores issues of self and society. These two ideas often work against each other instead of coexisting to form a struggle-free existence. J. D. Salinger, Sylvia Plath, and Richard Heller illustrate this struggle with their works. These authors explore ambiguity through different characters that experience the world in different ways. Identity, while it is an easy concept, can be difficult to attain. These authors seek out ambiguity with the human experience, coming to different conclusions....   [tags: american literature, catcher in the rye, the ball ]

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Conflict between Individuality and Conformity in The Bell Jar

- Conflict between Individuality and Conformity in The Bell Jar   In Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar, Esther Greenwood seems incapable of healthy relationships with other women. She is trapped in a patriarchal society with rigid expectations of womanhood. The cost of transgressing social norms is isolation, institutionalization and a lost identity as woman. The struggle for an individual identity under this regime is enough to drive a person to the verge of suicide. Given the oppressive system under which she must operate, Esther Greenwood's problems with women stem from her conflict between individuality and conformity....   [tags: Plath Bell Jar Essays]

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Esther Greenwood of Bell Jar and Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye

- The adolescent protagonists Esther Greenwood, of Sylvia Plath's novel The Bell Jar, and Holden Caulfield, of J. D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye both struggle to forge and maintain normal relationships with others. Though both characters are virgins, they share a preoccupation with sex and losing their virginity, and react nearly identically when faced with initial sexual encounters. The characterization of Esther and Holden results in the recurrent themes in both novel of failure to meet the expectations of others, the inability to interact with others in educational, personal, social, and familial environments and the resulting isolation, despite living in one of the largest citi...   [tags: comparative essay, Sylvia Plath, J.D. Salinger]

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Family Roles And Gender Inequality

- Family Roles and Gender Inequality of the 1950s Imagine life as a woman in the 1950s: struggling with the idea that men are superior to women, and stuck in a life filled with empty opportunities. Esther Greenwood, protagonist from the novel The Bell Jar, contemplated this problem as she began learning the typical customs expected of women during the 1950s. Pressured by both her mother and society to accept a future devoid of genuine happiness and adventure, Esther lost control of her own life and spiraled downward into a continuous cycle of denial and depression....   [tags: Gender role, Family, Gender, Sylvia Plath]

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The Bell Jar Analysis

- Esther Greenwood, the protagonist of The Bell Jar by Silvia Plath, is cast under the spell of her own depression and the story of being released from the spell follows the structure of one of the 7 plot types Christopher Booker created. These 7 plot archetypes include the Quest, Voyage and Return, Comedy, Tragedy, Overcoming the Monster, Rags to Riches, and lastly the archetype of Rebirth. The novel The Bell Jar is classified as the Rebirth plot, in accordance with the 5 stages that make up said archetype: The Falling Stage, Recession Stage, Imprisonment Stage, Nightmare Stage, and The Rebirth Stage....   [tags: Silvia Plath, rebirth, spell, depression, freedom]

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How Sylvia Plath's Life is Reflected in the Poems Daddy, Morning Song, and Lady Lazarus

- How Sylvia Plath's Life is Reflected in the Poems Daddy, Morning Song, and Lady Lazarus Sylvia Plath has had an "exciting" life, if I can use this word. Her father died from an undiagnosed diabetes when she was eight. At the same time, a short couplet that she wrote was published in the Boston Sunday Herald. Later, she won scholarships to study in Smith, Harvard, and finally Cambridge. There, Plath married Ted Hughes, who was a good poet, too. What amazes me in her life is that she had attempted suicide three times, once every ten years....   [tags: Papers]

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Blood and Water Symbolism Plath’s Cut, Smith’s Boat, and DiFranco’s Blood in the Boardroom 

-      "Self-preservation is a full-time occupation I’m determined to survive on these shores I don’t avert my eyes anymore in a man’s world I am a woman by birth." This quote, from Ani DiFranco’s song, "Talk to Me Now," expresses a feminist’s view on a woman’s determination to live her life in a world often dominated by males. The theme of the life cycle and its numerous manifestations is frequently found in feminist poetry. It seems that women writers are particularly intrigued by the subject of life and death perhaps because they are the sex which have the unique role of giving birth to the next generation....   [tags: Feminist Poetry]

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Comparing Female Sexuality in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Wome

- Comparing Female Sexuality in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women In Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and Alice Munro’s Lives of Girls and Women, Esther and Del try to take control of their sexuality and their sexual lives. These two female protagonists attempt to gain sexual confidence by quietly rejecting the societal images of women. They are able to seduce men and pilot their own sexual lives. These women are also able to ignore the popular beliefs about marriage and motherhood, thus freeing them from the traditional, restrictive female sexual roles....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast Essays]

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Poems Dealing with Parent/Child Relationships

- Poems Dealing with Parent/Child Relationships All of these poems deal with parents’ relationships with and reflections on their children. Show how the poets bring out their feelings through use of theme, language, imagery and structure The relationship between parent and child is one of great mystery and also profundity. Love can survive a lifetime but can also falter within a second, though the love of a parent for their child, their offspring, no matter what, is eternal and unconditional. Though it is hard to express a love so full of devotion, so powerful it can survive generations, in to a few simple words....   [tags: Relationships Sylvia Plath Poetry Essays]

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Use of Angels in Smith’s Annunciation and Plath’s Black Rook in Rainy Weather

- Use of Angels in Smith’s Annunciation and Plath’s Black Rook in Rainy Weather   Since biblical times, people have looked to angels as sources of comfort, inspiration, protection, and solace. Yet very little is said in the Bible about what angels actually are; the Bible focuses mainly on their deeds, and leaves their nature to the imagination. Consequently, few people really understand them, and the very notion of angels is a rather open-ended idea subject to personal interpretation and design....   [tags: Black Rook in Rainy Weather]

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