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Sylvia Plath explained the model of her father which she made. That is a man in black with a Mein Kampf (refers to Nazism and Adolf Hitler) look and his love for the rack and the screw, which means the torture instruments of the middle ages.


Sylvia Plath writes entire poems that are a conceit such as her poem "Metaphors".she wrote metaphysical poetry due to her mental and physical illness


Apart from her two major poem books: The Colossus and Other Poems and Ariel, Sylvia Plath also wrote the novel The Bell Jar.



the bee meeting is very difficult poem to explain.it is one of the most complicated poems of plath"s poetry


Mirror was written in 1963, the same year that she died.


kindly give a complete analysis on the poem of Sylvia "Widow". I'm waiting for your reply.


The phrase that best describes the technique used in the poem "Edge" is the extensive use of apostrophe and alliteration. The poem is written by Sylvia Plath.


Well, that probably depends on how you interpret it. It is a pregnant woman... that is as far as I would go. If you mean, is it Sylvia Plath herself? It definitely could be. Many of her poems are autobiographical... I think it is more symbolic than literal though.


Sylvia Plath wrote the poem in opposition to her husband, Ted Hughes' game shooting. It was written after she realises Hughes' marital infidelity. Using the pheasant as a representation of her marriage with Ted Hughes, she pleads with him that the pheasant(their love) not to be killed. Love is special like the pheasant, unique, as she describes in the poem, but she feels troubled with it's presence. Plath reveals herself to be an intruder of love - she has never really accustomed to love and recalls her uneasiness with Hughes.


Narcissus, who fell in love with himself by staring at his own reflection in the water and died.


Sylvia Plath was suicidal, she made a failed attempt to commit suicide by trying to overdose on pills. A few years later, she killed herself by placing her head in the oven while the gas was turned on. It is not know if she cut herself, but she did write a poem titled Cut.


The theme is the fact that she believes her poetry is like a stillborn. It doesnt come to life anymore, its just dead


In the literal sense it means that she is looking into a mirror yet in the poetic sense she is describing herself in old age.


I think the poet is trying to represent loosing her youth. The time is ticking and slowly going away and so is her own youth.


I honestly don't think there is an online analysis of this poem, I have been searching for my school report and come across nothing.


No. In her poem, Daddy, she references her father being a Nazi because of her hatred towards him, and how he treated her. He was not literally a Nazi.


"Plath knew of the capability of her own vagina. She used it willingly and often, but with such grace that only a poet could wield. With alliteration, she emphasizes this feminine power; in "Never Try To Trick You With A Kiss," Plath, with legs wide open, argues against literary criticisms of her provocative style" from "The Plath Enigma," by Robert Westerfield; published June 1959 in the Harper Quarterly.


What I get from the poem as far as plot is basically that a woman looks into the eyes of her demon lover... the lover's eyes have destroyed women in the past, their beauty turned to destroy them, but because she is a witch, not beautiful, she survives, and even thrives, at the same action. Currently the poem is posted here: http://www.angelfire.com/tn/plath/demon.html, if you want to think about the plot for yourself.


The Moon and the Yew Tree' was written in 1961, two years before Sylvia's death, and during a time when she and her husband were having a significant problems. This poem reflects her despair and alludes to the emptiness of her relationships with her parents and her husband.


A villanelle is a nineteen line poetic form consisting of five tercets followed by a quatrain. Some examples of a villanelle poem are One Art by Elizabeth Bishop, Mad Girl's Love Song by Sylvia Plath, and The Home on the Hill by Edward Arlington Robinson.


this poem describes societies love for drama, how people will watch you break down. people see a fight everyone stops to watch etc. and when the fights over everyone leaves "the crowd sucks her last tear and turns away" LS