Ariel - Sylvia Plath

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Ariel - Sylvia Plath

These poems are, in Robert Lowells' words, "events rather than the record of events, and as such, represent the triumph of the poet's romantic ambitio...

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published 30/04/2008 | Kickboxer22
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"'Ariel' by Sylvia Plath"

I really enjoyed reading this collection of poetry. Plath has a graphic imagination evident in poems such as 'Cut' and her imagery is at times explicit but so apt. 'Morning song' is yet another beautiful poem. The title plays upon the two seperate meanings of 'morning' and 'mourning'. Describing a mother's feelings after birth, Plath describes her as 'cow heavy' using the image of the lactating mother and effortlessly transferring it to the accurate image of the heavy mother who is still carrying weight.

Plath's poetry is as intriguing as her life. People might suggest her poetry is depressing and such but i urge you to read it. She has such a way with words. Also i would highly recommend reading 'The Bell Jar'. A fascinating insight into the world of insanity through the eyes of a young girl.

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  • loki23 published 01/05/2008
    Good review, I like Plath's poetry, but found the "Bell Jar" hard going.
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These poems are, in Robert Lowells' words, "events rather than the record of events, and as such, represent the triumph of the poet's romantic ambition". See all Product Description

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Type: Poetry

Title: Ariel

Author: Sylvia Plath

ISBN: 571086268

EAN: 9780571086269

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