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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 ambitio...

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Excellent

Beautiful, an insight into a troubled mind

Not easy reading, overflowing with bitterness and ...

Sylvia Plath gets a bad time of it from most people. She's often seen as having written the most depressing novel ever in the form of 'The Bell Jar', and as the catalyst for many teenager's suicidal angst. However, the woman was ill, and she was married to an adulterous scoundrel in the form of...

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Excellent

“Subjective reality”

published 24/06/2001

Deep, colourful work

Can be hard 'to get into'

Sylvia Plath is too often passed off as 'that crazy woman who wrote poems about dying and stuck her head in an oven'. Her 'Ariel' poems are the last she wrote before she died and acclaimed as her most brilliant works. There are not that many poems in the volume, although any more would be too...

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“'Ariel' by Sylvia Plath”

published 30/04/2008

Easy to read

too thoughtful and melancholy for some

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...

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Excellent

“Real plath”

published 28/05/2001

pathos, dark work of some considerable magnitude

its painful

Ariel Ariel Lady lazarus and others combine to make this spellbinding work painful to the human psyche with its discusion of pathos and suffering. Plath is sadly dead, but the strength of her work continues to inspire,.. Read this. Weep. Read this. Smile. Such is the emotion of the greatest poet...

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Excellent

“Tough, But Worth It!”

published 06/07/2004

Very deep and meaningful

Takes a lot of effort

When I first picked up this book in the shop, I thought to myself, 'Ah, some nice relaxing poetry', but once I got it home I realised this wasn't the case! As a keen poet myself, this book has been very useful, it is very inspiring and the quality of the poetry is absolutely fantastic! It does...

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