Analysis Of Mad Girl's Love Song By Sylvia Plath

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Confessional poetry is a style of poetry that emerged during the 1950s. It has been described as poetry "of the personal", focusing on moments of individual experience, the psyche, and personal trauma, including previously and occasionally still taboo matters such as mental illness, sexuality, and suicide, often set in relation to broader social themes (Writings Corner, 2014).Confessional poets were not merely recording their emotions on paper; craft and construction were extremely important to their work. Known as a confessional poem writer, Sylvia Plath presents her personal life experience through her poems. One of her works is “Mad Girl’s Love song”.Plath expresses her anxious feeling of her love and longing in the poem which reflects the acts of defense mechanism: repression, denial, and sublimation (Witte, 2016 ).…show more content…
The schizophrenia that was the spirit of the age in the postmodern era is evident in Plath’s movement between seeing the world clearly and being unable to escape it at one moment, and then doubting its very existence at the next moment (Sreejata,

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