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    Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” Sylvia Plath faced many obstacles in her life, including the death of her mother, father troubles, an identity crisis and a failed marriage. Throughout Sylvia Plath’s work, she revealed this troublesome life, as well as her true emotions. Plath wrote “Daddy” before her final suicide attempt and really expressed her state of mind about people in her life during this time. Sylvia Plath’s life experiences and relationships combined with historical references impacted her writing, especially that of “Daddy.” Sylvia Plath’s many life experiences shaped her into a well-known writer. Luke Ferretter states that “...the majority of Plath’s stories is based on experiences and…

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    The poem “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath, is based on what the author really experienced with her father. The author does not have a good memory about her father and hate her father severely. To express her feeling about her father, the author uses different kinds of sound devices, and metaphors and similes. Through these elements, this poem contains different themes. In this poem, the author uses several examples of metaphors and similes to express her father and herself. The author said, “which I…

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    In her poem “Daddy,” Sylvia Plath illustrates the struggle between a victimized daughter and a towering, menacing father. Written at the end of her life, this work of art shines out among Plath’s other poems while still relating to her previous works. Throughout her life, Plath experienced many life changing events, taking what she learned from them and amplifying the knowledge by writing it down into a beautiful piece of art. The resulting poems and novels reflects the deep wounds embedded…

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    The poem “Daddy,” by Sylvia Plath is a descriptive poem of Plath’s feelings towards her dead father. The grief stuck by her father passing, heavily impacting her way of life. Plath had a hard time growing up because she felt alone without her father and she felt incomplete because she never got a chance to know her father or what he was like. Plath claims she is “through,” but evidence shows that she did not come to terms with her father because her suffering, aggression, and disrespect towards…

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    In Plath's poem, “Daddy”, readers can see how her relationship with her father and other life experiences influenced the topics and themes of her poetry. Sylvia Plath's father died days after her 8th birthday which would later become the topic of many of her poems and writings. Almost all of Plath's writings had a theme of nature or morality. Otto Plath's death caused Sylvia to suffer from…

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    Daddy and Lady Lazarus are poems written in 1963, by Sylvia Plath and were shortly released after her death. Sylvia Plath is a famous American poet born in October 27, 1932. Plath was really depressed since at the age of 10 after her Father's death. She tried to commit suicide multiple times and failed.Plath's famous Poems “Daddy” and “Lady Lazarus” are mainly influenced on her depression and her complex relationship with her Dad and her husband Ted Hughes. Ted hughes leaving Plath left her…

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    To hate someone is to feel an intense or passionate dislike towards an object or person. Hating someone takes a great deal of time and energy. One may even find themselves thinking about the person or thing they hate on a day to day basis. In the poem “Hate Poem” written by Julie Sheehan, Julie goes on to explain how much she hates this guy and how everything about her hates him. It isn’t until the end of the poem when we grasp the fact that this guy that she hates is her significant other. Then…

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    struggles with who she is and how she wants to live her life. Esther faces many problems, especially inside her head that leads her to depression and difficulties throughout the novel. Sylvia Plath has lived a complicated life that is much similar to Esther Greenwood's character. Her life is described in The Bell Jar through events, characters, and her written poems that conclude Sylvia Plath and Esther Greenwood are very much the same people. Throughout Sylvia Plath’s life, she suffered from…

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    A parent and a child’s relationship is an unbreakable love. Especially a father and daughter relationship, that is how we got the saying “Daddy’s Little Girl.” In the two poems “Daddy” written by Sylvia Plath and “My Papa’s Waltz written by Theodore Roethke we see how each poet expresses their feelings toward their father’s. “Daddy, I have had to kill you. You died before I had time.” (Sylvia 1-2) In the poem, “Daddy” we are introduced to the speaker/narrator and their father's relationship.…

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    For thousands of years, women were told that they were inferior to men. Men wanted to control women to make themselves look good. Specifically, Sylvia Plath was oppressed in her literary life by Otto Plath and Ted Hughes. These two men influenced her writing in many different ways. Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy,” reflects the biographical context of how growing up with her father and her relationship with her husband affected her writings. Sylvia Plath’s father inspired her writings by their “bond” and…

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