Sylvia Plath Influences

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Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932 in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Her love for poetry started young as her father, Otto Plath, suddenly passed away after Sylvia’s 8th birthday, dying from undiagnosed diabetes. This would greatly influence her later works. After his passing, her mother, Aurelia, took Sylvia and her brother, Warren, to Wellesley Massachusetts to live with the grandparents. She had good memories when her father was around, this inspired her to write her first poem, that was published in The Boston Traveller. She wrote all throughout her childhood and eventually started writing short stories to be published in magazines. For example, she wrote a total of 45 pieces of work to the magazine and they eventually published
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