Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath was an American poet and author. Two of her better known works are The Colossus and Other Poems and The Bell Jar. Plath died in 1963. It was ruled a suicide.

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When was the poem 'Mirror' by Sylvia Plath written?

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

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Did sylvia plath have any sisters?

Sylvia Plath, the poet, did not have any sisters. The only sibling she had was a younger brother named Warren.

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Sylvia plath married which English poet?

Sylvia Plath married British Poet Laureate Ted Hughes. They were married from 1956 until her suicide in 1963.

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How did Sylvia Plath end her life?

she had a heart attack

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When did Sylvia Plath die?

February 11, 1963

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What is sylvia plath major works?

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

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What happened to Sylvia Plath in a cellar?

Sylvia Plath's first documented suicide attempt was made by crawling into the cellar under her house and taking an overdose of sleeping pills. The attempt was unsuccessful as Plath was later discovered by her mother and brother.

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How many times did Sylvia Plath attempt to commit suicide?

Only one that I am aware of. By placing her head in an oven.

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How does Sylvia Plath use her family in her poetry?

Plath was greatly affected by the death of her father at the age of 8. This lead her to wright poetry about him and how she felt about it using his as a source of miscommunication and confusion in her poetry. In one of her most famous poems "Daddy" she lets her emotions out about how he left her to early and how she had finally accepted his death.

He is also mentioned in other works including "Lady Lazarus" and "The Bee Keepers Daughter."

She also wrote a lot about bees, because her father had raised bees in the front yard while he was still alive. She descries watching him go out to tend them and then talks about how she wears the protective gear to tend to them herself and she feel claustrophobic. This however may be referring to her emotions and how she has so many she can't think straight.

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Where is metaphor used in poem mirror by Sylvia Plath?

lake is a metaphor...............

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How long were ted hughes and sylvia plath married for?

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes were together for six yrs.

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What is the meaning of the poem Daddy from Sylvia Plath?

In "Daddy," Plath wishes to cast off or kill (expressed in "...you do not do / Any more..." and "Daddy, I have had to kill you," and "There's a stake in your fat black heart") the shadow of her father, whom she resents for having negatively haunted her life including in her marriage, since she feels she married a man much like her father in an attempt to replace her father in her life because she lost him too soon; he died when she was only ten years old. Now she wants to be "through" with both men. In comparing herself to a Jew, she is saying she is a victim of her father's ways, death and legacy.

Plath shows deep anger and disgust toward her father, by comparing him to Hitler and to her husband, whom she is clearly unhappy with and also wants to be done with ("If I've killed one man, I've killed two," both her husband and her father). She accuses her father of having trapped her as part of him, "like a foot" in his shoe or a prisoner in a concentration camp, behind barbed wire. She similarly accuses her husband of being like a "vampire," feeding off of her.

Regarding how her father continues to impact her life, even though he has already passed away, Plath expresses that she was "scared of" him, but still in awe of his powerful image (conveyed in the controversial lines "every woman adores a Fascist / The boot in the face, the brute"), which she exclaims as god-like but makes him "no less a devil." However, he died before she got to deal with him and her feelings toward him (conveyed by "I could never talk to you" and previously "You died before I had time"). Ultimately, she feels that her attraction to his power and her need for him after he passed away too soon, when she was ten ("I used to pray to recover you" and she says that he "bit" her "pretty red heart in two" by passing away, so she "...tried to die / and get back, back, back to you"), led her to marry a man much like him ("I made a model of you" and he is "the vampire who said he was you / And drank my blood for a year, / Seven years...").

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Did Sylvia Plath have any kids?

Yes and their names were Frieda and Nicholas Hughes Yes and their names were Frieda and Nicholas Hughes

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Did Sylvia Plath have any siblings?

A brother named warren :) xD <--happy faces

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What is the meaning of the poem Aftermath by Sylvia Plath?

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"

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Where is this Sylvia Plath quote from no longer talk to God or something very similar?

The quote is ' I talk to God but the sky is empty ' , its from The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

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Analysis of family reunion by Sylvia Plath?

Family Reunion by Sylvia Plath demonstrates how even people who grow up in an affluent family can feel isolated. The main character strives to belong, but never feels like she is seen as successful by her family.

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How old was Sylvia Plath at death?

Sylvia Plath died on February 11, 1963 at the age of 30.

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What mental disorder did Sylvia Plath have?

Some say 'bipolar' automatically but there's evidence that this is incorrect. She could have possible been borderline, or had borderline personality disorder. She frequently dropped men and friends out of her life. She felt she didn't understand who she was, and simple things that most could overcome devastated her into short fits of anger or depression, or suicide attempts.

She was extremely insightful but at times was either so impassioned or hateful, it was impossible for her to function or live a normal life. Yet at the same time she could be seen as charming and enjoy herself sometimes - there are even pictures of her smiling in swimsuits at the beach. Contrary to what people may think, not every single day in Sylvia's life was she depressed or miserable. Her moods fluctuated but she didn't, it appears now, seem to have the core bipolar symptoms of uncontrollable mania/irritability that could last for more than a week, for weeks even. She had more borderline symptoms than anything else.

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What Does The Poem Mirror By Sylvia Plath Mean?

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.

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When was edge by Sylvia Plath written?

5th of February, 6 days before her tragic death in 1963.

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Was sylvia plath a femenist?

Yes. Most definately.

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What is the theme of the poem stillborn by Sylvia Plath?

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

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Who is the speaker in the poem 'Metaphors' 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.

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What is the meaning of the poem Cinderella by Sylvia Plath?

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.

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