Poem Analysis Of Sylvia Plath

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Research Paper and Poem Analysis: Sylvia Plath
Some things really are made up…
This particular poem speaks to me on an emotional level. Some will say this poem seems to be about young love, and yes it appears that way but to me it really feels like a poem about someone Sylvia cared for very much leaving her. I once had a crush on someone who I dreamed of being with but they left and that relationship is and forever will be unattainable. I really wonder what inspired her to write this particular poem and why she used the symbolism that represent the feelings of a lost love. Specifically I would like to analyse what she meant by the lines, “The stars go waltzing out in blue and red / and sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane” (Plath).
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I feel like by adding this end rhyme to the poem it makes it a little smoother to read, but that might just be because I enjoy poems that have a slight bit of rhyme to them. Plath uses personification in this poem by saying that “arbitrary blackness gallops in.” (Plath) as well as the line about emotions that I went over earlier. Sylvia also repeats three lines throughout the poem that makes the poem have a constant theme of lost love going through it. Over all I really enjoy this poem and I like that I can connect to it on an emotional level especially when she says “I think I made you up in my head” (Plath) because as the title of this section says somethings really are made up. Sylvia also uses the literary element, allusion, when talking about God and Satan, as well as the mythical native american creature the …show more content…
Well I am here to tell you exactly who she is. Sylvia Plath is a poet that had straight A’s in school, won many awards, got scholarships, and was just a well rounded person with a happy life, or, so we think. Sylvia plath experienced loss at the young age of eight. Her father Otto Plath, a german and biology professor with a love for bees, died due to diabetes. Her father was a strict man with the need for excellence, which probably is what made Sylvia work so hard while she was in school to be a perfect student. Sylvia also published her first poem when she was eight and by 1950 she had a long list of excellent publications. Since Sylvia was such a wonderful student she got a scholarship to Smith college in 1950 and during her time there she wrote over four hundred poems all while keeping straight

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