Sylvia Plath 's Poem, Mirror, The Arrival Of The Bee Box, And Daddy

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Sylvia Plath was a woman who could accomplish anything she wanted too. Sylvia Plath was a woman who wasn’t afraid. Sylvia Plath was a woman who used her thoughts and feelings to write the poems we see today. From a young age Sylvia’s mother encouraged her to write in a journal the details of her everyday life, “an act that would greatly influence her later art” (Tanenbaum). Sylvia Plath’s negative experiences with men caused her to write poetry that was often bitter and showed her ‘unstable’ personality. This correspondence between her negative relationships with men and her mental illness is evident in Plath’s poems, “Mirror,” “The Arrival of the Bee Box,” and “Daddy.” What Sylvia Plath has gone through in her life shaped her into the poet she became. Plath was a confessional poet, therefore she wrote about her mind’s innerworkings and the things that she experienced. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston Massachusetts. Plath’s life in Massachusetts was very sheltered. Sylvia’s father, Otto, ran a very strict household. As stated in Poets.org’s Sylvia Plath article, Otto Plath was a professor at Boston University. He taught German and Biology, and his Biology was with a focus on apiology. Apiology is the study of bees (“Poet Sylvia Plath”).
When she was eight years old Otto Plath passed away due to complications in surgery. According to the source, “Sylvia Plath,” after her father’s death Sylvia felt “feelings of both anguish and freedom.” I believe…

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