Some of her poems included “Aftermath,” “Lorelei,” and “All Appearance.” She used many types of figurative language to convey the message of the poem. Sylvia Plath was a expressional poet who used writing positive messages as a way to cope with life’s ups and
Sylvia Plath was an American author and poet born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 27, 1932. She is most recognised for her only novel The Bell Jar, and became the first person to receive a post-mortem Pulitzer Prize. Plath began writing by keeping a journal at a young age, after publishing several entries she won a scholarship to Smith College in 1950 (“Sylvia Plath Biography”). While studying, Sylvia Plath was accepted as a guest editor at Mademoiselle magazine in New York. Despite the successful career, Plath’s personal life was not as positive.
Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” speaks of Plath’s failed suicide attempts and the concept of death. The poem itself is extremely personal and terribly dark. Through diction, figurative language and tone Plath is able to convey the idea in which she is a female version of Lazarus, hence the title of her poem, criticizing how society has treated her and her own self-portrait. Right off the bat, Plath masks the theme of death. In the first tercet Plath confesses that she has “done it again” and every ten years manages “it”, she never specifically addresses what this action is until later in the piece but instead sets the overall theme, which is death; both figurative and literal.
Sylvia Plath takes a very different approach and instead is more open about her attempted suicides, and how she thrives to kill herself in order to get to her father. In her poem 'Daddy ' she mentions her want to 'get back back back to you '. The use of the repeated 'back ' mirrors her three suicide attempts in her life to try get back to her father. In comparison to Lady Macbeth 's suicide, Plath 's suicide attempts and death was very public in her poems. She also say 'daddy, daddy, your bastard, I’m trough. '
Soon after, he enrolled in a military school called West Point only to be kicked out later. Afterwards, he lived with his aunt and future wife Virginia, who also died of tuberculosis. From then, he went on to become a writer and wrote most of his well known poems such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, Spirits of the Dead, and much more. Due to the major losses he had faced, Edgar turned to drugs and alcohol during this point in his life. Edgar Allen Poe died on October 7, 1849 at a hospital located in Washington Hill, Baltimore.
He can die peacefully knowing that he told the truth – he could not live with a lie. This quote portrays Proctor’s courage to become one with his fait. Hale, in contrast, is a firm believer that life is the best gift given by God and should not be threatened. He does not want Proctor to die and begs Elizabeth to bargain with him. Unfortunately for him, Elizabeth is unwilling to take away such pride from
As can be seen during this performance, Sylvia Plath challenged the roles and values of her time through her decisions and her poems. Despite being raised in a unitarian family, she embraced the heathen and metaphysical. From the outside it looked like she met societies expectations of a woman but the double in her poems revealed what Sylvia really thought of these expectations. Plath’s poem Mirror is a notable example of this doubling. It combines all her opinions and displays them in full view while deceiving the reader through her use of diction and various forms of poetic devices such as personification and metaphorical language.
THE SYLVIA PLATH EFFECT The Sylvia Plath effect is the phenomenon that poets are more susceptible to mental illness than other creative writers. The term was coined in 2001 by psychologist James C. Kaufman. Although many studies (e.g., Andreasen, 1987; Jamison, 1989; Ludwig, 1995) have demonstrated that creative writers are prone to suffer from mental illness, this relationship has not been examined in depth. This early finding has been dubbed "the Sylvia Plath effect", and implications and possibilities for future research are discussed. Kaufman 's work further demonstrated that female poets were more likely to suffer from mental illness than any other class of writers.
He was born August 20th 1890, in Providence, Rhode Island. He was a sickly child who stayed home from school often, he did attend Hope High School but he had to drop out due to several nervous breakdowns. His father was a traveling salesman until he was institutionalized in Butler Hospital in Providence in 1893 because of untreated syphilis, and he later died in the institution in 1898. None of Lovecrafts works were really published or even really recognized, except for a few short stories and a couple of newspaper articles on astronomy, until after his death because Lovecraft was way too modest to self promote his work. He was a recluse for several years and he was very socially isolated, however he was estimated to write over 100,000 letters to friends, family, and colleges.
The feminist movement started in 1960 since the limitation of American women motivated them to stand up for their rights. Sylvia Plath’s DADDY was written in 1962 and it is considered to be a feminist poem. Sylvia’s dad passed away when she was 8 years old from diabetes. It was said through her biography that he was a strict dad. Her dad, by his death along with the way he treated her, was one of the major inspirations behind the famous poem DADDY.