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Lady Lazarus by Sylvia Plath

  • Who is the SPEAKER and INTENDED AUDIENCE of the poem?

I believe the speaker of this audience is Plath herself. While the foreword describes it as not necessarily autobiographical, they do describe it as a dramatic monologue, which suggests that it  743 more words




The woman is perfected.
Her dead
Body wears the smile of accomplishment,
The illusion of a Greek necessity
Flows in the scrolls of her toga, 88 more words


Sylvia Plath vs. Woody Allen

(For the sake of transparency, I wrote this for my undergrad’s English Dept. blog, “The Sturges Script,” but it’s mine and I like it a lot, so I’m putting it on my own blog.) 444 more words


Plath Attack

Hello my lovely friends! Welcome to another edition of PLATH ATTACK!

P to the L to the A T H, it’s a Plath Attack, baby! 226 more words


The beauty in sadness

The last book I read was Sylvia Plath’s famous novel The Bell Jar. I’ve already made some posts about a particular passage I liked from it, plus a poem by her ( 544 more words


Sylvia Plath's "Daddy"

Sylvia Plath’s father, Otto Plath, was an important part of her life and shaped her into the woman she was. Otto Plath died when Sylvia was only eight years old, yet the short time Sylvia spent with her father influenced the rest of her life. 529 more words

Beyond Poetry Term Paper

Writing Tips

  1. Read
  2. Get drunk*
  3. Edit sober

*off your poison of choice (e.g., alcohol, love, sadness, life, grief, people, nature, music)

Here’s something I learned today: the famous quote “write drunk, edit sober” is often misattributed as Ernest Hemingway’s. 654 more words

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