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Plath's Metaphors

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Sylvia Plath’s contemporary American poem “Metaphors” displays Plath’s low self-esteem while she is going through her nine month pregnancy. The poem is in first person point of view. The narrator is the speaker. There is no setting. The occasion of this poem is in the 50’s while Plath is pregnant. This child she will have will be her first child with Ted Hughes her husband. Since a woman is pregnant for nine month, Plath compares herself to a “nine syllable” riddle. The nine syllable represents the nine months a woman is pregnant for. Because Plath may be a valetudinarian, she looks at herself as an “Elephant” for her stomach is growing due to her pregnancy. Because she maybe a valetudinarian, she thinks being overweight is a horrible
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