Essays Tagged: "Sylvia Plath"

Ted Hughes, Britain's Poet Laureate

Cambridge to study English, but later changed to Archaeology and Anthropology. At Cambridge he met Sylvia Plath, whom he married in 1956. His first collection of poems Hawk in the Rain was published ... s published in 1962. Then Hughes stopped writing almost completely for nearly three years following Sylvia Plath's death in 1963 (the couple had separated earlier), but thereafter he published prolifi ...

(6 pages) 97 0 4.1 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath, Struggles between Buddy, Doreen, and within herself.

In The Bell Jar, Sylvia Plath writes about Esther Greenwood, a young woman at a womens college. Esther lived a shelte ...

(5 pages) 105 1 3.6 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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 ... oem in 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 the ... that led to her becoming a Fulbright Scholar in Cambridge, England. However, on February 11, 1963, Sylvia Plath committed suicide due to problems existing within a troubled marriage. Her novel, The B ...

(3 pages) 65 0 3.8 Apr/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath's life, like her manic depression, constantly jumped between Heaven and Hell. Her seemi ... and personal experiences removes some element of mystery from her writings.One central character to Sylvia Plath's poems is her father, Professor Otto Emile Plath. Otto Plath was diabetic and refused ... entire left leg were amputated in an effort to save his life, but he died in November of 1940, when Sylvia was just eight years old.The fact that her father could have prevented his death left Sylvia ...

(4 pages) 177 0 4.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath. This is a book report on the Bell Jar. It describes the characters, plot, and other stuff.

The Bell JarThe Bell Jar was written by Sylvia Plath, and published by William Heinemann. It has 288 pages. During this report, I will infor ... g away and rotting, signifies that she feels puzzled by her inability to choose between her options.Sylvia Plath skillfully connects the theme of feminism and mental health in her book. Women are able ...

(3 pages) 96 2 3.2 Sep/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sylvia Plath

m can make one think of oneself. One particular poem comes to mind when thinking of self-discovery, Sylvia Plath's "Daddy"; this poem is about discovering the truth of her father. This poem is very st ...

(2 pages) 78 0 2.6 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Syliva Plath- Using the poems "Daddy" and "The Arrival of The Bee Box," write a poetry response to Plath's works noting the language and imagery

Sylvia Plath's "Daddy" and "The Arrival of the Bee Box"Sylvia Plath's poems "Daddy" and the "Arrival ... ll because it's similar to a coffin, though because of the noise inside of it, is actually isn't.In Sylvia Plath's two poems, the feelings of ambivalence are prominent all throughout with the desperat ...

(4 pages) 84 0 3.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Sylvia Plath's Poems "Tulips" & "Stings".

eart: it opens and closes/ Its bowl of red blooms out of the sheer love of me..." This excerpt from Sylvia Plath's poem, "Tulips" describes how Plath's body would not give way, even though she feels a ... ho die when stinging- females who "die" when sacrificing themselves for men (Cady).It may seem that Sylvia Plath's works conclude with hope and promise for a better tomorrow, but her written optimism ...

(10 pages) 80 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

"The Bell Jar" by Sylvia Plath.

The Bell Jar, written by Sylvia Plath in the 1960s, is described as a coming-of-age novel; it narrates the protagonist's jour ... r's life- when she is almost raped and able to get away, and when she loses her virginity. . Sylvia Plath named her well-acclaimed novel The Bell Jar to emphasize the significance the effect th ...

(4 pages) 69 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors".

Question : Read Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors". What is the significance of the title? Choose five of the metaphors ...

(2 pages) 120 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Daddy", a poem written by Sylvia Plath.

Daddy, a poem written by Sylvia Plath, describes her true feelings about herdeceased father. Throughout the poem, I found man ... plaining her life since her father and how it hasrelated to him.In the first stanza I realized that Sylvia Plath is scared of her father. It isquite clear that she never spoke up to him to defend hers ... ntic where it pours bean greenover blue, in the waters off beautiful Nauset." (11-13) Describes how Sylvia felt whenshe heard of her fathers' infection in his foot.She thinks of it in a somewhat hideo ...

(7 pages) 162 2 3.8 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Sylvia Plath-a short biography on her life.

Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)Born to middle class parents in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Sylvia Plath p ... ken over her body and mind, which then affected the manner in which she wrote.On February 11, 1963, Sylvia Plath, one of America's finest poets of all time, successfully took her own life using cookin ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

poetry 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. Inste ... life, all seem die. Not only do they die but they die an untimely death. So that idea brings me to Sylvia Plath again. Plath's father dies as well and she was extremely depressed afterwards. So, both ...

(3 pages) 26 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

A biography on the life of Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Boston, Massachusetts. Her parents were Otto and Aureli ... r of science from Harvard. After that, in 1928, he became a biology professor at Boston University. Sylvia's mother, Aurelia, taught German and English at Brookline High School until January of 1932, ... Otto wanted her to be a homemaker. Otto and Aurelia settled in Winthrop, a town near Boston, where Sylvia spent most of her early childhood. Aurelia's immigrant parents from Australia also lived in t ...

(3 pages) 47 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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 fro ... Lady Lazarus's enemy. "Dying/Is an art, like everything else./I do it exceptionally well." (Plath, Sylvia 1). By denying her success in her art Herr Docktor forces her to keep trying to commit suicid ... tion and plans in her next rebirth to rise in the air like a phoenix and "Eat men like air."(Plath, Sylvia 2) However, it can be argued that the revenge and immortality that Lady Lazarus promises is a ...

(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 p ... apes, seascapes, 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: ... e. Three scholars have paid special attention to this aspect. In her pioneering work, The Poetry of Sylvia Plath: A Study of Themes (1972), Ingrid Melander includes analyses of poems set in different ...

(26 pages) 242 0 4.8 Dec/2003

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 Te ... 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 talks if she were the mirror being spoken about in the poem. T ... about aging and though they fear it they are obsessed with it at the same time.The opening lines of Sylvia Plath's poem Blackberrying are described with excitement and suggest the feeling being the fi ...

(6 pages) 63 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Pregnancy as described in Sylvia Plath's "Metaphors", my teacher suggested using a paragraph on imagery and one on tone.

Pregnancy as described in Sylvia Plath's "Metaphors"Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors" is a very unique way to express a pregnanc ... she is resentful of the baby. She feels that she is a human incubator for this child.The speaker of Sylvia Plath's "Metaphors" describes the awkwardness of pregnancy. She describes herself physically ... She is uncomfortable with her body and her situation and feels there is no escape.Works CitedPlath, Sylvia. "Metaphors." Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. Laurie Kirszner & Stephen Mandell. ...

(3 pages) 65 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Finny vs. Millicent - a compare/contrast essay based on characters in John Knowles' A Separate Peace and Sylvia Plath's "Initiation"

Phineas, a main character in John Knowles' A Separate Peace, and Millicent, a main character in Sylvia Plath's "Initiation," are both alike and different. Though the plotlines and themes of these ... s, they can infer his basic emotions and views. In these two pieces of literature, John Knowles and Sylvia Plath created different characters who still relate to each other in small but significant wa ...

(2 pages) 27 1 4.6 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This essay is about sylvia plath and her book the bell jar.i compare her life to her book.

ositive or negative. It is often helpful to express those experiences and thoughts through writing. Sylvia Plath, a famous novelist, has adapted this method of expressing her thoughts and feelings. Sh ... reflecting her own personal happy and unfortunate life experiences. In the novel, The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath, the main character's, Ester Greenwood's, lifestyle and personal situations, such as he ...

(6 pages) 53 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers