Sylvia Plath Poetry Analysis

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3.1.2 Death Instinct in Sylvia Plath’s Poems Sylvia Plath is famous as a confessional poet who expresses her idea intensely especially in the theme of mortality. She had a large concern in death things. Depression, suffering, despair, betrayal, losing was being friends of her life which pour most in her work of poems or novel; The Bell Jar. The absent of her father made her losing the balance of her mind. She fell into the great depression and disappointment. (Gill. 2008) This study will reveal the death instinct in her poems that listed as dark poems of her. The researcher chooses three poems from “The Collected Poem of Sylvia Plath” which edited by Ted Hughes and published by Harper & Row, they are; Edge, Cut, and I am vertical. Sylvia Plath wrote a bleak poem, which dated 5 February 1963 entitle “Edge”. It contains rigid perspective between death and life. Since the composition of this poem is bit ambiguous. The using of short sentence and unorganized punctuations make the meaning of this poem hard to understand for readers. The atmosphere of this poem is quite dreary. Many critical believes that this poem is one of Sylvia’s suicide note because this poem wrote a few days before her death but still it is unable to jump in conclusion saying this poem as the evidence of her suicide letter since literary work is giving many interpretations. However, it is unavoidable if a literary work does not relate to the author 's life or background. Somehow, from their works, the
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