Who is Sylvia PlathSylvia 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, ...
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 ...
Top 10 most used topics by Sylvia PlathBlue 40 Green 40 White 37 Black 34 Love 32 Sun 32 I Love You 32 Red 30 Dark 29 Light 27
Sylvia Plath Quotes
- I talk to God, but the sky is empty.
- I wanted change and excitement and to shoot off in all directions myself, like the colored arrows from a Fourth of July rocket.
- Perhaps when we find ourselves wanting everything, it is because we are dangerously close to wanting nothing.
- What did my hands do before they held you?
Comments about Sylvia Plath
- 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