Essays Tagged: "Plath"

An in-depth review of Sylvia Plath and her poem, "Point Shirley".

Sylvia Plath is an American writer whose well-known poems are carefully written pieces distinguished for th ... which the details are more important than the actual time and place that the events occurred.Sylvia Plath is an American writer whose best-known poems are carefully crafted pieces noted for their pers ... n 1932 and began publishing poems and stories as a teenager. By the time she entered Smith College, Plath had won several poetry prizes that led to her becoming a Fulbright Scholar in Cambridge, Engla ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Daddy"

"Daddy"In the poem "Daddy," Sylvia Plath attempts to flee from the memory of her brutal father, who died when she was ten years of age. ... to convey to the reader the oppression she received from her father. At the conclusion of the poem, Plath realizes that her husband is actually a reincarnate of her dead father. Through the use of pow ... ually a reincarnate of her dead father. Through the use of powerful imagery and dominant allusions, Plath successfully conveys the image of her brutal father to the reader.Plath utilizes strong imager ...

(3 pages) 147 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"Daddy"

"Daddy"In the poem "Daddy," Sylvia Plath attempts to flee from the memory of her brutal father, who died when she was ten years of age. ... to convey to the reader the oppression she received from her father. At the conclusion of the poem, Plath realizes that her husband is actually a reincarnate of her dead father. Through the use of pow ... ually a reincarnate of her dead father. Through the use of powerful imagery and dominant allusions, Plath successfully conveys the image of her brutal father to the reader.Plath utilizes strong imager ...

(3 pages) 135 0 3.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

THis is about Carole Maso's The Art Lover, I discuss her different style and techniques.

then a novel. If she is like any other writers we have discussed, I think she was closers to Sylvia Plath's style of writing. She never actually says what she means as Maso does the same. Instead of s ... of saying I am writing about my deceased father and writing a whole new book at the same time. Also Plath paints a picture in our minds about what she is feeling, while Maso is also very descriptive i ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Death and Rebirth In the Poetry Of Sylvia Plath

One of the running themes in many of Sylvia Plath's poems is that of death, dying, and rebirth. Her fascination with mortality ranges from reluc ... at suicide. The most obvious connection in this poem is that of the Bible's Lazarus of Bethany and Plath's title character. In the Bible when Lazarus dies Jesus raises him from the dead in front of a ... s him from the dead in front of a crowd so the non-believers may witness his powers. This parallels Plath's character of Herr Docktor, who resurrects Lady Lazarus in front of onlookers so as to advert ...

(9 pages) 124 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

In the following essay, I will examine the development of Plath's poetry through analysis of major themes and imagery found in her description of landscapes, seascapes, and the natural world.

Sylvia Plath's Psychic LandscapesIn the following essay, I will examine the development of Plath's poetry t ... eascapes, and the natural world.Following the lead of Ted Hughes, critics today tend to read Sylvia Plath's poetry as a unity. Individual poems are best read in the context of the whole oeuvre: motifs ... g ambiguity, for example, the moon and the sea.But equally obvious is the striking development that Plath's work underwent in the course of her brief career as a professional poet. This is perhaps mos ...

(26 pages) 242 0 4.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

'The Boot in the Face': The Problem of the Holocaust in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath.

'The Boot in the Face': The Problem of the Holocaust in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath In the following essay, I examine Plath's references to the Holocaust in light of her preoccup ... rsonal history and myth, female victimization, and the specter of nuclear war. I will conclude that Plath does not simply reduce the atrocity of the Holocaust to metaphor, but draws attention to the a ... dangerous interrelationship between "myth, history, and poetry in the post-Holocaust world."Sylvia Plath's poetry is generally judged on the contents of the posthumously published Ariel (1965), and o ...

(23 pages) 122 0 3.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Comparing and Analyzing Sylvia Plaths poems'Blackberrying'and 'mirror'

Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1932. In the 1950's she married an English poet Ted Hughe ... the beauty of nature and 'mirror' a poem about the poets desire to reveal truth, to look at the way Plath uses language to create a different mood in each poem.In Sylvia Plaths's poem mirror, the poet ... poem 'blackberrying' where she makes objects in the poem more personable to her.In the next stanza Plath uses the lake as a metaphor for herself which is again a reflecting surface. There is a woman ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Historical Approach, Sylvia Plath's Daddy, includes in-depth analysis as well as ket biographical facts pertaining to the poem's meaning

A single poem called "Daddy", written by Sylvia Plath just months before she took her own life illustrates several facts of her life. On an obvious ... e took her own life illustrates several facts of her life. On an obvious level, the poem represents Plath's struggle within her own life to overcome male domination and beocme an independent individua ... ife, using imagery of the Holocaust to express her own inner turmoil. "Daddy" also indicated Sylvia Plath's diminishing spirit and hints at her future suicide. Sylvia Plath's confessional poem "Daddy" ...

(8 pages) 73 1 0.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of Sylvia Plath's poem "daddy"

utcry against the grip her father has had on her since his death. However, it becomes apparent that Plath herself is the speaker in "Daddy" and the rage she expresses is aimed largely at Ted Hughes, h ... tely, this attempt to deal with her father's death backfired when it turned out that Hughes was, in Plath's eyes, an authoritative figure that Plath repeatedly compares to a Nazi and a vampire. "Not G ...

(3 pages) 59 0 4.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Poetry Sylvia Plaths 'daddy'

In this poem, Plath is describing the relationship between her and her father. We can see her relationship was not ... le-heavy, a bag full of God" gives the idea of her father's heavy authority. Despite all the anger, Plath still wishes to join him, and mentions that 'at twenty I tried to die, To get back, back, back ... Suggesting that her father represents a big and threatening presence. This is backed up by the way Plath compares her father to the Germans, "With your Luftwaffe, And your Aryan eye, bright blue. Pan ...

(1 pages) 32 0 3.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

This essay was written in my final English exam for 2004. The question asked us to discuss the messages contained in two chosen poems, studied in class, about the representations of women.

rs. Two poems which deal with the representations of women are Ted Hughes "The Minotaur" and Sylvia Plath's "The Rival". The major difference between the themes of these two poems is that while Hughes ... the themes of these two poems is that while Hughes uses the poem to express his contempt of women, Plath bemoans the exploitation and pain they receive. Both attempt to expose dissatisfaction and vic ...

(4 pages) 49 2 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

An Explication of "Tulips" by Sylvia Plath.

"Tulips", a poem by Sylvia Plath, is about Sylvia Plath's experience in a hospital after she had tried to commit suicide. The p ... he time and how the slightest initiative of happiness was distracting to her.My initial reaction to Plath's poem "Tulips" was rather different from what it had meant to me afterwards. At first, I beli ... terwards. At first, I believed the poem might have been about perhaps some flowers that made Sylvia Plath happy, but that turned out to be an irony.Plath begins the poem by pointing out the tulips, an ...

(2 pages) 34 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Analysis of Sylvia Plath's poem "To Eva Descending Upon the Stair"

Sylvia Plaths' poem "To Eva Descending the Stair" may at first seem only a petty, pretty piece with a few g ... pon the overused mystery of the cosmos. However, beyond the references to the moon, sun, and stars, Plath cleverly hides deep symbols of pagan religion and the feminine divine.The title of the poem is ... y the addressed "you" in the rest of the poem. Eva could easily be a variation of the Biblical Eve. Plath, herself a feminist during the early 1960's, most likely chose Eva, or Eve, to represent human ...

(3 pages) 10 0 0.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

A commentary of "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath

"Daddy", one of Plaths most famous and detailed autobiographical poems, was written in the last years of her life an ... her life and is saturated with suppressed anger and dark imagery. The sixteen stanza poem, through Plaths use of ambiguous symbolism, arguably is bitterly addressing Plaths father, who died when she ... n aggressive, desperate, almost psychic tone and is highly concentrated on the theme of death. With Plath's application of various techniques including diction, imagery, enjambment, contrast, repetiti ...

(7 pages) 67 0 4.5 Aug/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Death and Sorrow in Sylvia Plath's "Lady Lazarus" - fragment analysis

"So, so, Herr Doktor.So, Herr Enemy.I am your opus,I am your valuable,"Plath's poem is written in the confessional style, meaning that the participant is highly sensitive, ... command of Jesus Christ. The poem was completed prior to her suicide in 1963, and is a message from Plath to the world relating her life, her pain and struggles.The use of minimalism, fragmentation, i ...

(2 pages) 70 0 4.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The theme of death in "Girl, Interrupted" by Susanna Kaysen and "The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.

her hand, includea specific descriptions of Esther's suicide attempts - of which there are several. Plath's descriptions of death are far more detailed and graphic than Kaysen's.Plath opens with a ref ...

(1 pages) 12 0 0.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Analysis of "Daddy"

; Styer Analysis of "Daddy""Daddy" (1965), is a fascinating autobiographical poem written by Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Plath's remarkable use of intense emotions towards her father's life and death an ... a detailed picture for the reader. Using regular stanzaic structure with an irregular rhyme scheme, Plath illustrates her feelings of anger and resentment towards her father and husband. Her creative ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 May/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

1920's

Sylvia Plath, only became well-known to the literary community after her tragic death in 1963. Her unusual ... y emotional background, combine to create pieces of work that are appealing to all readers. "Sylvia Plath, was one who was able to make the words come alive, have them sing to the reader" (Oates). I ... able to make the words come alive, have them sing to the reader" (Oates). In "Daddy" by Sylvia Plath, the author illustartes her feelings of anger and resentment towards her father and husband al ...

(4 pages) 369 0 0.0 Apr/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Interpretations of texts can shift and change with time and place reference to Slyiva Plath's "You're" and "Last words"

eanings from a text based upon the different experiences that a culture has been exposed to. Sylvia Plath’s poems have not escaped this change in interpretations. “You’re” and  ... has changed and different critical readings can be applied to these texts.The following readings of Plath’s poetry are possible because times have changed since they were written and new ways to ...

(5 pages) 2527 0 0.0 Jul/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Poetry