Who is Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. She is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for two of her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems (1960) and Ariel (1965), as well as The Bell Jar, a semi-autobiographical novel published shortly before her death in 1963. The Collected Poems were published in 1981, which included previously unpublished works. For this collection Plath was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1982, making her the fourth to receive this honour posthumously.Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Plath graduated from Smith College in Massachusetts and the University of Cambridge, England, where she was a student at Newnham College. She married fellow poet T...
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Sylvia Plath Poems

  • Waking In Winter
    I can taste the tin of the sky â??- the real tin thing.
    Winter dawn is the color of metal,
    The trees stiffen into place like burnt nerves.
    All night I have dreamed of destruction, annihilations â??- ...
  • Love Is A Parallax
    'Perspective betrays with its dichotomy:
    train tracks always meet, not here, but only
    in the impossible mind's eye;
    horizons beat a retreat as we embark ...
  • The Great Carbuncle
    We came over the moor-top
    Through air streaming and green-lit,
    Stone farms foundering in it,
    Valleys of grass altering ...
  • The Death Of Myth-making
    Two virtues ride, by stallion, by nag,
    To grind our knives and scissors:
    Lantern-jawed Reason, squat Common Sense,
    One courting doctors of all sorts, ...
  • Incommunicado
    The groundhog on the mountain did not run
    But fatly scuttled into the splayed fern
    And faced me, back to a ledge of dirt, to rattle
    Her sallow rodent teeth like castanets ...
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Arcades
 by John Milton

Part of an entertainment presented to the Countess Dowager of
Darby at Harefield, by som Noble persons of her Family, who
appear on the Scene in pastoral habit, moving toward the seat
of State with this Song.

I. SONG.

Look Nymphs, and Shepherds look,
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