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...aring her father to a Nazi and herself to a Jew she gives the reader an idea of the relationship she has made with the passing of her father. In the poem she reveals how the death of her father had suppressed her and concluded that to rid herself of the horrid feelings, that once pushed her to suicide, she admits to her “Daddy [that she has] had to kill [him].” Just as the Nazi in the poem has a tyrannical power, so does the vampire. The vampire is a metaphor referring to her husband who has “drank [her] blood for a year, seven years if you want to know”. This is a metaphor discussing the life and energy that he has drained from her throughout their marriage. Plath orders these characters “to lie back now” and expresses how she “is finally through”. By doing this Plath is liberating herself of the restrictions they have put upon her and regaining control of her life.
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