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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 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...

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....

The Inner Turmoil of Sylvia Plath

Slyvia Plath is one of the most prominent female...

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 ...

Sylvia Plath's 'Above the Oxbow'

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

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 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...

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 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...

Mothers and Daughters in the Works of Dorothy Allison, Sylvia Plath, and Edith Wharton

Relationships between mothers and daughters are contrasted and compared as they are represented in Bastard Out of Carolina by Doro...

Feminism in the Work of Sylvia Plath

Slyvia Plath is regarded as one of the earliest feminist. Interestingly, feminism as a social movement was only...

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 ...

'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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

Emily Dickinson, Sylvia Plath, and Crisis in Poetry

In six pages this paper examines how poetry can be used to express a poet's crisis in 'Lady Lazarus' by Sylvia Plath and 'My Life ...

The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath and Relationships

This paper consists of five pages and considers the difficult relationships with men and what they represent in the lone novel by ...

Metaphorical Uses of the Mountain in the Writings of John Updike and Sylvia Plath

In five pages this paper contrasts and compares how mountains are metaphorically used in Rabbit, Run by John Updike and The Bell J...

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...