She used to openly discuss her depression with the poet Robert Lowell and her suicide attempts with Anne Sexton. Both of them led her to write from a more female perspective. Her death still remains a topic of interest as she had taken a very strange route to die-she had turned on the gas and put her head in the oven. Plath was famous for writing in the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems, and Ariel. Her poems explore her own mental anguish, the troubled marriage with Ted Hughes, her disturbed relations with her parents, and her self-perception.
Jeanetta Calhoun Mish’s poem, My Mother’s Hands, is an emotional piece about the range of memories and feelings one has when a loved one dies. Mish uses an open form with four unrhymed stanzas, containing two octaves, a couplet, and a single line stanza. The poem is written from the author’s point of view, talking about her own mother. Mish uses both colorful and grim imagery along with repetition and figurative language to make the reader feel the grief she is feeling as she is looking upon her mother. On the surface, this poem is about the author grieving over her dead mother while observing the changes to her corpse, but it goes much deeper emphasizing the importance of life and how one is remembered goes beyond the aesthetics.
This novel Mrs. Dalloway is a reflection of Woolf’s personal struggles. The story raised issues of feminism, mental illness and homosexuality in post-World War I in England. It states the confusion of the people and how they slowly adjust to reality of the English culture after the war. She gives life and a
This wall stands asa therapeutic tool that compensatesfor her dead sister’s loss. Through the wailingwall, May is able to report her inner traumas. This act recalls Morison’s protagonist, Florens, who manages to recover from her past traumas through writing her own story on both the floor and the wall. The critic HsiebYi- Jo refers to this as “The redemptive power of writing” (2), by which Morrison’s protagonist in A Mercy confronts her unfortunate past within the white society through relying on the power of writing. As it is mentioned in Kidd’s novel, the wailing wall has its origins in the Jewish tradition, being a place for healing, people withdraw their pains into papers as a kind of prayer (120).
The main reason why I am writing this diary is to show what type of person is Blanche as soon as she joined the mental asylum. This entry was written in the asylum after she the final she which is months after that as the date is given 11th March 1948. The main reason for choosing this text type, so that I could express all the feelings that Blanche has as she is in the asylum. In this diary entry Blanche expresses her feelings a lot so that she could have a sense of happiness and keeps on speaking about Stella because she missing her a lot and wants to write to her and meet her. As in the play Blanche loves writing letters to Shep, here she loves writing the diary entry.
The author while embarking her self-education has started creative work and began to write stories. The novel reveals about a status of women during the time of nineteenth to the twentieth century in which the author explains the dissatisfaction she felt at that point through writing her novel (Marie, 2013). “Tears, Idle Tears” written in 1847 in which author tells in the form of poetry how one has to struggle with the poverty and also discuss the roles of men and women in society. Also, the social issues of that time have raised in the poetry in which education of women and creating of female colleges were part of a contemporary controversy. The poem describes in an undefinable way that examines life through a perspective of life ends with the memories associated with it (Learning, 2009).
Throughout the poem Jordan uses repetition and in the oral performance uses her voice to enhance her message and feelings. The poem was written in a time where black people and women were dehumanized where those in power abused the power to gain more and those without power were continuously affected by it. Reading the poem and had an impact on me with the dictation of lexis, however all of these feelings were heightened when I listened to the oral performance. The poem starts of in the present tense “Even tonight and I need to take a walk” (Jordan 1) which gives a setting to the scene, in the opening few lines Jordan uses the repetition of “I” and “my” which made the poem for me more personal, the use of repetition in the opening part of the poem produced a deeper connection to the poem, repetition of the words placed emphasis and clarity of the words which came after “my body posture my gender identity my age…” (Jordan
When she was told this it made her very upset. Gloria was also put into classes throughout her life to fix the way she spoke. In this reading “How to Tame a Wild Tongue,” you as the reader get to be put in the position of how Gloria and the people felt while living in the United States. During the reading, the dialogue goes back
Salvia Plath and Anne sexton were considered to be one of the major poets in the confessional poetry field. The common between both female poets is that they both suffered from depression and received a psychiatric treatment in specialized hospitals; in addition they both committed suicide, the similarity in their life events and the way of death presents also on the themes they decided to express in their poetry, sense confessional poetry deals dramatically with the poets' biography. Their poems dealt with several issues such as family, relationships, motherhood, and self-exploration and many others, and one of the interesting things those female poets dealt with is the use of mirror as a metaphor in Mirror by Plath and For John, Who Begs
These views are portrayed through the character’s personas, language, structure and poetic devices. ‘Prayer before Birth’, ‘War Photographer’ and ‘A Mother in a Refugee Camp,’ will be analysed in more detail. Two poems that depict society as being cruel are ‘Prayer before Birth’ and ‘War Photographer’ by Louis MacNeice and Carol Ann Duffy respectively. ‘Prayer before Birth’ is a dramatic monologue, the poem portray society as extremely cruel and pessimistic, the persona of an unborn child, describes the people of the 20th century as being dishonest and he prays to “God” to regain the respect and