One Depressed, Talented and Hardworking Poet
About Sylvia Plath
This poem was published after she had passed away. It was a very depressing poem. Enotes.com described it as having "Holocaust metaphors and allusions", which creates a poetry that captures the trauma and suffering of the ones she's writing about. She communicates the horrors of living in a suffering female body. The poem speaks through power, brutality, and violence. It also emphasizes on issues to female agency and freedom, or lack thereof.http://Poetryfoundation.org
This poem is very dark and I think it is very creep. And like the title says, is about her dad. Her dad was never nice to her, she even mentioned she wanted to kill him, but she was too late because he had already died when she was ten. This poem rhymes a lot and it is pretty consistent. I like this poem because it really explains what she really feels like with her family and some of what she went through.http://www.poetryfoundation.org/poem/178960
"The child's cry melts in the wall. And I and the arrow, the dew that flies suicidal, at one with the drive into the red eye, the cauldron of morning..."
"Full of wings, otherworldliness..." "The shadows of ringdoves chanting, but easing nothing."
"You stand at the blackboard, daddy, in the picture I have you, a cleft in your chin instead of your foot but no less a devil for that, no not any less the black man who bit my pretty red heart in two..."