Discuss Plath's use of the techniques of confessional poetry in "Daddy."
The confessional poetic devices abound in this poem. The most evident one is the heavily personalized nature of the poem. This is accomplished through the first person narration throughout. It is also evident in the personal memories that the speaker experiences and shares with the reader. The "black shoe" which almost brings to mind the idea of living in a shoe box where definitions and parameters define one's state of being in the world without any freedom of expression is one such memory. Another one would be the inability to commuicate with the father, brought out in a visceral and powerful manner:
This is an example of the confessional nature because it takes the experience and brings it forth with the kind of physical imagery of "the moment" where conversation...
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