Sylvia Plath 's Life And Accomplishments

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Sylvia Plath’s work is marked with her trademark style, one full of enigmatic analogies and ambiguous metaphors. Sadly though, the life of Sylvia Plath was indeed shorter than anyone expected. Nevertheless, in the thirty years Plath meandered through the world, she left an everlasting impact. Remembered as one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the twentieth century, Plath cultivated a literary community unlike any predecessor. Additionally, since a sizable portion of Plath’s work was read posthumously, her suicide brought the much needed attention to physiological illnesses. Unfortunately though, Sylvia Plath will never know the perennial impact she left from her distinguished works that have touched numerous lives. Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on October 27th, 1932 (“Sylvia Plath” 1). She was an only child for just two years when her brother Warren was born, and it was at this time, her family moved to Winthrop, Massachusetts due to financial reasons. Winthrop is located on a peninsula and it was days spent on the docks where Plath became infatuated by the sea, which is apparent in her novel, The Bell Jar (Steinberg 1). Plath’s parents were Otto Emil Plath and Aurelia Schober Plath. Otto taught Biology and German at Boston University and was also a distinguished author. Unfortunately in 1940, he suddenly died of cancer, which ultimately haunted Sylvia and scarred her for the rest of her life. Due to the loss of income, Plath’s mother, Aurelia, began…

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