Sylvia Plath Analysis

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Sylvia Plath was a remarkable twentieth century American poet. Her poetry focused on depression, suicide, death, and self-destruction. Poetry to Plath was her escape and her way of dealing with her problems and self-loathing feelings. If the person to read Sylvia Plath’s poems, s/he will notice that most of her subjects are very depressing. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27th, 1932. When Sylvia was only eight, her father died of diabetes. At the same age, Plath started her career as a writer. At school, she was an intelligent student with straight A’s. She won many poetry trophies at her school and then graduated and entered Smith College. At her third year at college, Plath had a fail attempt of suicide by taking a large amount of sleeping pills. Later on she used that as an inspiration for her to write her novel “The Bell Jar”. After that, she won the third place in Seventeen’s magazine and her writing started to get noticed and she became darker. On February 11, 1963, Sylvia Plath had commit suicide. “Daddy” is a set of poems that are highly popular by Sylvia Plath. It was written shortly before Plath 's suicide; with many other poems that found it place in her other book “Ariel” that was published after her death. Plath wrote her poems early before her children were awake. Poems like "Daddy" is very disturbing and shows us how close to self-destruction Plath was. Sylvia Plath’s poem has many important themes showing such as; Gender, Mortality, and Supernatural.
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