Who is Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath (/plæθ/; October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. She married fellow poet Ted Hughes in 1956, and they lived together in the United States and then in England. They had two children, Frieda and Nicholas, before separating in 1962.

Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life, and was treated multiple times with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). She died by suicide in 1963.

Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for two of her published collections, The Colossus and Other Poem...
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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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Top 10 most used topics by Sylvia Plath

Blue 40 Green 40 White 37 Black 34 Love 32 Sun 32 I Love You 32 Red 30 Dark 29 Light 27


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  • Oatmilkprncess: sylvia plath ‘and so it seems i must always write you letters that i can never send’ and taylor swift ‘i've got a hundred thrown-out speeches i almost said to you’ and richard siken ‘he won’t tell you that he loves you, but he loves you’
  • N2nbot: i'm no sociopath, i'm no sylvia plath.
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  • Violasmoustache: big "have u ever noticed how many times sylvia plath uses the word 'efface' in her ariel poems, which she wrote largely right before she died lol couldnt be me" energy emanating from me rn
  • Jopolkadot: “i wake to listen..a far sea moves in my ear” sylvia plath photography © lee acaster
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