In “ Blizzard” Sylvia Plath shows us the ritual a woman practices every day by looking into a mirror.The author gives the mirror a voice for it to communicate its thoughts across to us. Sylvia Plath uses imagery figures of speech and symbolism to show us that everyone will be forced to face the truth of aging , and death which in the end is inevitable.
Sylvia Plath used her confusion to express her writing. She was known for her confessional style of her work, best known for her novel, “The Bell Jar”, and poetry collections. Sylvia Plath published her first book when she was twenty-eight years old. Sylvia Plath went through depression, soon later committed suicide. American novelist, poet, and artist, Sylvia Plath used her life experience to express her ideas on the search for identity, suicide and personal expression.
Many authors have their own person way of writing like including facts in their literary works or putting their own opinions into the mix. Emily Dickenson and Robert Frost are two poets that focus on themselves; they share their opinions, emotions, and thoughts through their writing and build a community of people who agree with them. Both of these talented writers are very keen on keeping a running theme that stands as their central idea; Emily’s poems are about seeing things in a new and different light while Robert’s poems are built around central metaphors and his past experiences. Aside from focusing on themselves, they have a few poems that describe the experience and emotions of an induvial person like Frost’s “Home Burial” and Dickenson’s “He ate and drank the precious words”. Emily Dickenson was a poet who expresses her deep emotions and thoughts that she experiences naturally over time; she doesn’t worry about getting things right nor does she worry about what people will think of her poems.
Sylvia Plath could alter everyday experiences into Books/ Poems, and make the readers truly connect with the characters and herself. Depression is still an issues and topic of controversy today. The main character in one of Sylvia Plath’s famous works also suffered from the illness. Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA to Aurelia Plath and Otto Plath a German American author,
Plath wants to get away from the psychological grip her father had on her without letting go of the parts of him she still loves. Through Roethke’s poem “My Papa’s Waltz,” we can see the portrayal of a negative father when Roethke says “The whiskey on your breath could make a small boy dizzy; but I hung on like death: such waltzing was not easy”
Sylvia Plath’s “Daddy” and Theodore Roethke’s “My Papa’s Waltz” are similar because they focus on the same subject. However, they differ in how the speakers’ feel about their relationship with their parent(s). In Plath’s “Daddy”, the speaker is a daughter thinking about how her father treated her. She tells about how she felt trapped by him and how she tried to ‘kill’ him, line 6 of the poem, but he dies before she has a chance. The ending of Plath’s poem implies that she got married to a man like her father.
In Dorothy Parker’s poem “Symptom Recital” she states, “My soul is crushed, my spirit sore; I do not like me anymore” (15-16). Dorothy Parker, the wittiest woman in America, captures her audiences with poems expressing her opinion about life’s hardships. Throughout Dorothy’s disordered life, she was married three times, attempted suicide, and had an abortion. Her lifestyle was very influential on her writing.
When grieving the loss of a loved one, most people are consumed by their sorrow. This was the case with the renowned American poet Edgar Allan Poe. In the winter of 1847, Poe’s wife passed away after suffering from tuberculosis since 1842. During the last two years of Poe’s life, he dedicated numerous poems and short stories to her. For example, in one of his most famous works, The Raven, used imagery, personification, and assonance to project his devastation of the loss of his wife.
According to Doctor of Social Work Judith Mishne, “Five percent of American children lose a parent through death before they reach the age of 18,” (Wessel quoted in Mishne). What happens to those children? How do they cope with such a tremendous loss at such young ages? Psychology suggests the effects of this kind of loss permeate the child not only for a period of short term grieving, but also for the rest of their lives. American poet Sylvia Plath’s father died when she was eight years old. Subsequently, her later writing contains language and metaphors that are disturbing and puzzling to the reader, but which psychology can easily explain. The diction, imagery, and metaphor Sylvia Plath utilizes in her poem “Daddy” illustrate the common psychological consequences of losing a parent as a child, and bring the readers’ attention to the thousands of children and adolescents in similar predicaments.
Sylvia Plath is considered to be one of the most significant female poets known not only to Americans but also to the whole world. Her death in 1963, followed by an unfortunate and short life did not end her input and influence inliterature, she became an icon to the female literary society. Sylvia's outstanding style of writing and themes which she portrayed in her works such as death, seeking for an identity or oppression on women in a patriarchal society began the feminist movementin America and changed the role of women. This topic is of a great importance because they way that Sylvia Plath was expressing her feelings and showing her negative view on a patriarchal society and oppression on women was a giant leap in the world of a women's liberation movement.
I stretched thy joynts to make thee even feet,/ Yet still thou run’st more hobling then is meet;” give us a perfect child imagery as well as a broader view of her innermost thoughts. She isn’t merely expressing her vexation upon the careless errors that haven’t been “lessened” (8), but proceeds to personify her book of poems by naming the struggles of ‘raising and nurturing human life’. Moreover, readers who aren’t necessarily poets can sympathize with her displeasure and chagrin of having something that intimate be taken from her. We could interpret her fervent emotions as ‘maternal instincts’. Therefore, the poem justifies how being a mother gives you an ideal edge in
The conflicting interests of the mother and the father result in a situation where one must make a sacrifice in order to preserve the connection in the family. The flat depressed tone of the poem reflects the mother’s unhappiness and frustration about having to constantly
Feeling excluded by society and loved ones would obviously lead to a downfall even in a small way. Both the woman and the narrator see themselves as a disruption to others lives and they concluded they are not worthy of living a satisfactory life. Although Plath and Gilman both committed suicide, their legacies live with their stories and continue to analyze the truth behind mental illness and the obligation to show its importance in the past and present
None of her works were published until after she died because she didn’t want them to be shared. Although she was very different her works are greatly known and she is was of the best writers in her generation. Because I could not stop for death is a popular poem of hers. She says at the beginning of her poem “Because I could not