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Explication of 'Mirror' by Sylvia Plath

has watched as a young girl has matured and ultimately been replaced with an old woman, which the mirror looks upon as the passing...

Imagery in 'Mirror' by Sylvia Plath

the word, exact, which, when in reference to herself is in opposition to her general style of writing. She writes in symbolic lan...

Panic Over Aging in 'Mirror' by Sylvia Plath

the limited life choices facing women during her era. Women were destined to be wives and mothers - the "pink" professions. Plath ...

Sylvia Plath, Mirror & Metaphors

topic was greatly on her mind. This can be discerned due to the fact that the poem is written as a riddle with "pregnancy" as the ...

Sylvia Plath's Life and Art

as perhaps a Jew. This presents us with imagery, symbolic references, to the confused state of Plath in terms of her own identity....

Sylvia Plath’s Identity as a Confessional Poet

was not just one simple dream that Plath had, but an ongoing connection or vision of these three old women, these three witches wh...

Sylvia Plath's 'Above the Oxbow'

is characteristic of Plaths works. "Back of the Connecticut, the river-level Flats of Hadley...

Sylvia Plath's Life and Poetry

the gods high-heeled walking wounded" (pp. 239). She was born in Boston, the daughter of a university professor and one of his gra...

Approaching Sylvia Plath's 'The Bell Jar' from a Freudian Perspective

that have molded Esthers negativism. Her home life has instilled in her a constant need to pushed herself. Due to her low self-est...

Sylvia Plath's Poetry Experience

In five pages Sylvia Plath's poetry is considered in an analysis of reader experiences and how their tragic elements differ from t...

Sylvia Plath's Literary Contributions

bees), and her mother, a former student of Otto Plaths, a high school teacher (Bloom 1). Although Dr. Otto Plath suffered from ca...

Analyzing Sylvia Plath's Poetic Voice

scared woman. While she is now grown and teetering on the brink of emotional despair, she recalls both the idolatry and anger of ...

Father and Violence in The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plaths life parallels Esthers in significant ways. For example, Esthers father in the novel has died when his daughter was ...

'Daddy' by Sylvia Plath

fixed entities but rather as "symbols that are embedded in the socialization and power dynamics of our culture" (127). Such image...

The Use of Figurative Language in Plath, Keats, and Layton

her own, and ultimately committed suicide in 1963, one year after completing "Lady Lazarus;" Keats was noted for his romantic natu...

Characters and Plot from Miller, O'Connor and Plath

audience must be moved by Willy Loman, a 63-year-old man who has become tired of chasing the ever-elusive American Dream, always f...

Government's Policies on War and The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

and have fail to have a clear cut goal. Todays present situation in Iraq typifies this Bell Jar Effect. The goals were specific wh...

"Lady Lazarus", Performance Art, and Suicide

Suicide and self-negation as performance art are examined in a critical analysis of Sylvia Plath's 1962 poem, "Lady Lazarus" in a ...

Theme of Identity in the Literature of Sharon Olds and Sylvia Plath

not constitute beauty; it only reflects back the physical parameters of what it sees. The fact that occasional "faces" disturb its...

Sylvia Plath and Toni Morrison on the Self Actualization of Women

This paper examines the self actualization of women in an analysis of the poems 'Daddy' and 'Mirror' by Sylvia Plath and the novel...

Feminist Views of Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath

were attracted to writing poetry while very young and both were encouraged by their families (McHenry, 1995). Both the Pl...

'Lady Lazarus' by Sylvia Plath

In five pages this paper presents a critical analysis of Sylvia Plath's poem 'Lady Lazarus.' Four pages are cited in the bibliogr...

Personal Problems in the Poetry of Sylvia Plath

poetry as the stresses. It is because of this particular styling that syllabic poems most often contain no rhyme or uniform numbe...

Feminist Voices of Sylvia Plath and Adrienne Rich

poem begins with darkness, of the raw pain of expectancy. And everything, from that point forward, is motion(Annas 171-183). The s...

'Daddy' by Sylvia Plath

a foot For thirty years, poor and white, Barely daring to breathe or Achoo"(Plath...

Life and Works of Sylvia Plath

a sufferer from mental illness, which may have been triggered at least in part by her fathers death during her childhood....

Poems by Sylvia Plath and Emily Dickinson

In six pages this paper compares the influences and poetry styles of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath. Six sources are cited in t...

Confessional Poets and the 'Father Complex'

work, moreover, carries with it an element of purging oneself of the terrible things that must prowl in their memories and refuse ...

Literature Portrayal of Extreme Experience

and to bear up under the influence of extended stress. This aspect of extreme experience can be seen in many ways in the three sel...

Feminist Perspectives in the Poetry of Plath and Rich

This paper examines the feminist perspective seen in the poems of Adrienne Rich and Sylvia Plath. This eleven page paper has twel...