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Sylvia Plath: Poems Study Guide

by Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath: Poems study guide contains a biography of poet Sylvia Plath, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis of select poems.

Most of the work featured in this study guide comes from Plath's two major poetry collections – The Colossus and Other Poems (1960) and Ariel (1965). However, there are several others that date from either her early days at Smith College or the period between the publication of the two major volumes. Plath's poetry, along with the novel The Bell Jar, has situated her as one of 20th century literature's most formidably talented and fiercely imaginative writers. It is difficult to summarize the poems, as many of them suggest multiple meanings, but nonetheless, each has a particular topic that can help to differentiate between them.

The earliest poem discussed here is "Cinderella," a retelling of the fairy tale. Plath's adaptation focuses on…

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Posted By Aaron at Feb 14, 2014 10:27 AM


Posted By kayleigh b #357143 at Feb 14, 2014 6:34 AM

What connections have you found between the ways in which Plath and Hughes write about violence and death?

In your response you must include detailed critical analysis/discussion of at least two Plath poems.

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Posted By Doodler at Jan 28, 2014 4:59 PM

Short Summary of Morning Song by Sylvia Plath

There are currently no notes on this particular poem on this site. I would like a fairly detailed but not too long analysis of the poem? Thanks!

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