Theme Of Death By Sylvia Plath

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Plath was a famous American poet; often described as a feminist poet. She was born in Boston, October 27, 1932 and died on February 11, 1963. She had two children but disappeared on them at a young age as she closed the rooms between herself and her children, left them some bread and milk and trapped her head in the oven whilst the gas was turned on. She committed suicide at the age of 30. Sylvia used a wide variety of themes in her poems to express the thoughts that she constantly felt, to express her feelings that she felt no other person could, to tell stories which she went through and poured out all her emotions to let us know she could feel. I will be discussing death / depression as my first theme and victimization / patriarchy as my second: those being apart with her themes, along with her poems.

Death plays a huge role in Sylvia Plath’s poetry; she reveals it in different ways. The main common theme is the emptiness gone by her father’s death at the age of eight. She speaks about his death and burial remembering that she is forever separated from the love of her father. …show more content…

She felt lowered to a less "feminine" place which stripped from her independence. Plath’s poetries from “the Colossus” age specifies her frustration over the criticisms under which she has worked for. It was a giant 500 feet tall statue and the statue was basically her father, it was beyond repair but she was trying her best to fix it: she says “O father, all by yourself” she’s saying that her father is lonely because of his death. For example, "A Life" shows a threatening and unwelcoming future for Plath. However, she finally seems to be able to exceed her significance as victim, in her later poems by including her creative gifts "Ariel", metaphorically killing her father "Daddy", and committing suicide in poems "Lady Lazarus" and

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