Sylvia Plath Poetry Analysis

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After the dramatic downturn towards the end of Sylvia Plath’s life, a lot of literature critics seemed to finally grasp the veiled meanings in Plath’s poetry. Her work displays signs of overwhelming emotion; one can’t help but assume that the vivid language resembles true personal references. There were many repeated themes throughout the collection that suggested how her mental stability exposed to this imagination of her poetry, led to her suicide. It came to terms just how fragile Plath was and the depression that overcame her was the push that led to the devastating suicide during the harsh winter of 1963. The depression she faced earlier in time was further enhanced after the affair that her husband, Ted Hughes had with Assia Wevill, shattering the comforted and loving walls she shared with him during their six years of marriage. Poetry is the exposure of brutal honesty and apart from referable biographies, the truth that can be exposed in one’s poetry, especially Plath’s, showed and justified just how deeply impacted she was by the events that led up to her death. Many analytics including myself seem to infer from the hauntingly beautiful collection of poems in Ariel as a source of understanding what she went through. The repetitive themes of death, motherhood and men are compared and contrasted throughout the collection in a very surreal manner, allowing readers to replicate her sense of tone and mood and attempt to grasp her surge of emotive illustration. After

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