Sylvia Plath

Stephanie Burgess
Miss Watkins
English IV K
8 November 2010

Sylvia Plath

Many people, tortured or troubled, turn to art in their lowest moments. To them it is a way to express their feelings, putting them on paper may be the only way they can talk to others about their hardships. Some turn to drawing, or painting, but many turn to writing. Sylvia Plath was born in 1932 in Massachusetts, near the sea, which she always thought of as a place of innocence. ````My childhood landscape was not land but the end of the land -- the cold, salt, running hills of the Atlantic. I sometimes think my vision of the sea is the clearest thing I own.'''' (Plath). She went to Smith College on a ...

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suicide at the age of 30 on February 11th, 1963, by inhaling gas from her oven. Plath, American confessional poet, wrote poetry as a therapeutic relief for the troubles she underwent throughout her life.

Plath started writing about the age of 8, after the death of her father. Her mother moved her away from the sea, where she had spent her entire life. She described: ````My father died, we moved inland. Whereon those nine first years of my life sealed themselves off like a ship in a bottle -- beautiful, inaccessible, absolute, a fine, white flying myth.'''' Losing her father, and moving from the beautiful ocean she had always lived near, symbolized a losing of innocence to her. Plath''s work follows her life so closely that reading through a collection of her works is almost like flipping through a scrapbook of her life. She wrote a poem called ````Daddy'''', which tells about how she had to try and forgive her father for leaving her at such a young age, a poem called ...

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