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    Aprehensions Sylvia Plath

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    Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Apprehensions,” details the scariness and darkness of the mind. Through the depressing tone, the use of imagery and color association, the speaker, assumed to be Plath herself, allows the reader to enter her mind and experience her thoughts. At the beginning of the first stanza, Plath presents a calm, peaceful image. The stanza starts with the statement, “There is this white wall, above which the sky creates itself.” This example of color association illustrates that the “white wall” is seen as pure and serene. The sky above this wall is considered to be Heaven. The image of Heaven is also present in the third line of this stanza which is “Angels swim in it, and the stars, in indifference also.” Plath then states that these previously mentioned items “are [her] medium.” She remains sane when thinking about the purity of Heaven, the angels…

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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 Sylvia Plath’s life experiences and relationships combined with historical references impacted her…

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    Sylvia Plath is a novelist and a short story writer but she is most known for her poems. Some of her most famous poems are “Daddy”, “Morning Song”, and “The Applicant”. The poem “The Applicant” is about someone trying to sell a women to a man by making her seem as if she can do anything for him and it’s the man’s last resort. This poem can be looked at from a biographical, feminist, formalist, or psychoanalytic lens. Through a biographical lens you can see that “The Applicant” shows how Sylvia…

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    Poets and Poetry Task 8 Noel Mains Biography of Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath was known as an American poet, novelist, and a short- story writer. She was born on October 27, 1932. Boston, Massachusetts was where she was born. Her parents Aurelia Schober Plath and Otto Plath were so happy to have a baby girl. Three short years later Sylvia gets to meet her new little brother Warren Plath. Who was born on April 27, 1935. A little later Sylvia and her family moved to Winthrop Massachusetts. This is…

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    Poets and Poetry Task 8 Noel Mains Biography of Sylvia Plath Sylvia Plath was known as an American poet, novelist, and a short- story writer. She was born on October 27, 1932. Boston, Massachusetts was where she was born. Her parents Aurelia Schober Plath and Otto Plath were so happy to have a baby girl. Three short years later Sylvia gets to meet her new little brother Warren Plath. Who was born on April 27, 1935. A little later Sylvia and her family moved to Winthrop Massachusetts. This is…

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    our lives. Sylvia Plath was an amazing American novelist and poet. She excelled academically during her attendance in Smith college. Also, she got awarded a coveted position as guest editor at Mademoiselle magazine. Despite the success in her life, she got into depression that led her to several attempted suicides. After her first suicide, she started to get treated, and eventually recovered from her mental breakdown. After a short period of time, she went back to attempting suicide that failed…

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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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    Ariel, a collection of Sylvia Plath’s poems released in 1965 after her suicidal death, transmit melancholy and agony to anyone who reads it. This depression in her poems was caused after her husband, the poet Ted Hughes, left her for another woman. Plath’s writing style has always been criticized for being excessively autobiographical and because of her continuous suicidal suspicion. However, Plath has never been criticized for the irony of the poem “The Applicant” compared to the rest of her…

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    Sylvia Plath Influences

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    A world full of pain and suffering, and female poet, novelist, and motive Sylvia Plath came to be one of today’s most powerful writers. She is very associated with confessional poetry, which is a style of writing in which authors focus on themselves and detailed issues in their personal lives; she gets as personal as talking about her suicidal thoughts and wishes for death– even upon others! Writers Anne Sexton, Emily Dickinson, and Emily Brontë influenced Plath to pursue a life of writing even…

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    Sylvia Plath As A Writer

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    the end” (Plath 105). Sylvia Plath was a very talented writer who, even at a young age, wrote poems involving the sorrows of people’s lives. She based many of her writings on people and events from her own life. As seen in Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar and her other works, Plath uses people, such as her father, and events, like her mental breakdown, that occurred in her life during the mid 1900s to create her own confessional style of writing that focuses heavily on death and depression. Knowing…

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