Essay on Sylvia

Metaphors by Sylvia Plath

The poem, “Metaphors” by Sylvia Plath, would be an example of this. Some may look at this poem and believe it is random metaphors put into nine lines. I believe this is a poem about Plath’s idea of pregnancy as compared to traditionally unrelated objects. “Metaphors” has a clue in each line that would lead […]

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Egar Allan Poe’s Annabel Lee vs Daddy by Sylvia Plath

Andrea Jackson-NickelProfessor William SmithEnglish 10625 October 2013Death Makes Love StrongerLove and Death go hand in hand; it seems as though love carries on andbecomes even stronger once a loved one has passed away. When comparing the twopoems “Daddy,” by Sylvia Plath and “Annabel Lee,” by Edgar Allan Poe. I found thatthese two particular poems have […]

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Snake by DH Lawrence and Bee Box by Sylvia Plath

The poems that I am going to write about about in my English coursework are Snake by DH Lawrence. Also Medallion and The arrival of the Bee Box, which is written by Sylvia Plath. The last poem that I have to write about is Horses, which is written by Edwin Muir. In the coursework we […]

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“Blackberrying” and “Mirror” by Sylvia Plath

The poem “Blackberrying” starts of with rich sensuous description but has a depressed feeling. This is created from the very start of the poem as it begins with a very negative word, “Nobody”. The poem could be about a time when Sylvia Plath went blackberrying but I think that is about her life and her […]

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This poem is a compilation of Sylvia Plath’s innermost feelings of the time

A spinster, by definition, is a woman past the usual marrying age or considered unlikely to marry because she lacks the qualities men desire in their partners. One could characterize a spinster as an ‘old maid’, a woman doomed to loneliness by chance and prejudices. The girl who is the focus and protagonist of Sylvia […]

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The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath

This quote sums up the entire novel, The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath. Esther, the main character, is afraid of the future and what independence might bring. She is a girl of nineteen just starting out in the world. Esther encounters trouble with herself because she has no idea where she wants to go or […]

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‘The Arrival of the Bee Box’ by Sylvia Plath

‘The Arrival of the Bee Box’ was written by Sylvia Plath after the end of the Second World War. The poem is about the arrival of a bee box, and the emotions that Plath has towards it, and the sounds emanating from it. The poem has a definite beginning, middle, and end, but has no […]

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A Trapped Life: The Autobiographical Elements of Sylvia Plath’s The Bell Jar

People go through a vast range of events as they travel through life and face various obstacles. These obstacles differ from person to person and can sometimes seem impossible to surmount. Society is one of the prevailing sources of these obstacles and it occasionally can put overwhelming pressures on a person’s soul and can be […]

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Mirror, by Sylvia Plath

Mirror, by Sylvia Plath is one of the best examples to show how valid, vanity is in a woman’s life. I think this is one of, if not the oldest poem from all of which we have read. For a start her name, being Sylvia is quite old-fashioned and not often heard of now, but […]

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The Amazing Individuality of the Life and Works of Sylvia Plath

Until her death in 1963, Sylvia Plath’s life could be described as quite successful. Plath was a true accomplished writer, wife, and mother of two. Her story began on the 27th of October of 1932, where she was born in Boston, Massachusetts. However, her life tragically ended in February 11, 1963, on a very cold […]

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Commentary on Sylvia Plath’s “Ariel”

“Ariel”, a poem written by Sylvia Plath, describes the narrator’s transition from a state of complete stillness to a state of rapid movement whilst she is riding a horse into the dawn. Throughout this poem, Plath conveys a sense of freedom both in the physical and mental state through the use of natural imagery and […]

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Practical criticism of Daddy by Sylvia Plath

The poem opens with a childish repetition of the words “You do not do, you do not do”. Already we see the discord as it echoes the tantrums of a child and their refusal to acknowledge “you”, while at the same time inviting interest with the meaning of “do”. We want to know what relationship […]

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Seamus Heaney and Sylvia Plath

Seamus Heaney and Sylvia Plath both approach death and ageing in their poems. Seamus Heaney wrote a poem about blackberry picking. It has a meaning to it. It explains in his words how things age and die. I shall refer another Seamus Heaney poem and two of Sylvia Plath’s poems to “Blackberry Picking. ” Seamus […]

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Blackberrying by Sylvia Plath and Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney

Blackberrying by Sylvia Plath and Blackberry Picking by Seamus Heaney are about blackberries. They both have journey motifs which are different to each other and they both write this in a 1st person narrative which suggests these could be autobiographical. They both share a same theme which is talking about nature but they do this […]

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Hsc General Math Textbook with Answers

First published 2010 Edited by Marcia Bascombe Designed by Sylvia Witte Typeset by Aptara Corp. Printed in China by Printplus Limited. National Library of Australia Cataloguing in Publication data Powers, G. K. (Gregory K. ) Cambridge HSC general mathematics / G. K. Powers. 9780521138345 (pbk. ) Cambridge general mathematics. For secondary school age. Mathematics–Textbooks. Mathematics–Problems, […]

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Once More About the Thin People by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath is an American poet, novelist and short story writer who lived in London, United Kingdom. She is considered an important poet of her generation. Her work is very personal and towards the end of her life she often wrote about death. She usually used confessional genre to write her poetry. She is Best-known […]

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Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, and Virginia Woolf

Ernest Hemingway, Sylvia Plath, and Virginia Woolf – names that ring familiar to individuals that are close to literature, but for those that aren’t, the names might not spark a definite image. Perhaps the only thing that might be known is that each of these talented authors committed suicide after battling mental illness. Despite the […]

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Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath – Poetry Analysis

‘Lady Lazarus’ was written by Sylvia Plath. On a literal level, this poem is about death and attempting suicide. It is most likely that it was written from Plath’s personal experience as she was known for her suicidal nature. This poem has 28 tercet stanzas. There is no clear rhyme scheme yet rhyming can be […]

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Daddy

In Sylvia Plath’s poem, “Daddy”, Plath makes many connections between her stifling father and her own husband. Plath discusses her conflicts with her own father, which do not end with his death, but continue when she marries a man just like her father. Plath displays a sort of evolution of her feelings for her father, […]

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