An Evaluation of Nature Poetry in Reference to Plath, Huges and Keats.

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Throughout the essay I will be explaining what form of poetry meter is being used in certain poems, how imagery is detailed and explain rhyming patterns that have been used as well as giving my own analysis of my selected poems.

The first poet I want to look at is Sylvia Plath (1932-1963). Plath's work intrigues me, as does her life. After losing her farther at the age of eight, she suppressed her inner feelings and instead of reaching out to other people for comfort, she isolated herself with writing as her only expressive outlet. Then remarkably, Sylvia Plath had a poem published when she was only eight. Plath continued prolific writing through high school and won a scholarship to Smith College in 1950. This was the start of a life
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Then the second stanza takes us even deeper into her chilling outlook on nature "Overhead go the choughs in black, cacophonous flocks Bits of burnt paper wheeling in a blown sky" when this poem was wrote theoreticaly she must have been living in Devon because this type of wildlife wouldent have been around her in London and im sure it would'nt have been around her in America either. I believe this poem was written upon local observations surrounding her in the country. The detail of the scenery in the poem is so comprehensive and precise to real life you can picture the place in your minds eye. However being surrounded by this beautifull counryside dosen't stop Sylvia Plath giving very negative feedback to the nature that surrounds her.

In the line from the second stanza quoted above she describes a flock of crows flying above her in the most forlorn detail the cacophonous or also onomatopoeia simply means a squawking sound however Sylvia Plath doesn't use Squawking because she just doesn't want you to think of your neighborhood crow who has a squawk or two around breakfast time, she wants you to depict this imagine in the most unattractive way possible.

So not only are they squawking in the skies above her but there like burnt paper wheeling in a blown sky then she uses a simile to add more emphasis. Burnt paper would automatically