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Tag Archives: Sylvia Plath
Poem "Daddy" is a pure scream of primal rage
Anger is a natural part of the grieving process. In her poem “Daddy,” American poet Sylvia Plath expresses rage at her father for his treatment of her when he was alive and for his untimely death. Plath was born in … Continue reading
Sylvia Plath's funeral poem imagines what her ideal burial would look like
Sylvia Plath was both haunted and mesmerized by death. Suffering from depression at an early age, Plath’s poetry deeply encapsulates how she felt about dying. Her depression often evaporated her fear of death, which gave her a novel perspective on … Continue reading
Sylvia Plath’s famous poem, “Daddy,” explores the five stages of grief
Mourning the loss of a father, regardless of the status of a child’s relationship to him, is never easy. One of my absolute favorite poets, Sylvia Plath, wrote a poem called “Daddy” in 1962 shortly before her suicide. Plath’s “Daddy” … Continue reading
On this fiftieth anniversary of The Bell Jar, we look at one of Plath’s most complex characters
Recently, The Guardian posted a tribute to Sylvia Plath with reflections from writers such as Jennifer Egan and Lena Dunham. Published fifty years ago, Sylvia Plath createdin The Bell Jar a surprisingly relatable suicidal character that navigates womanhood in 1950’s … Continue reading