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Please analyse the poem "Full Fathom Five" by Sylvia Plath.

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In analyzing Plath's poetry, one has to account for the role of her father in her life and work.  Plath's experience with her father was formative.  Articulated in her poetry, there is a struggle to fully make peace with this father figure.  It is a sensibility that can be seen in the poem.  There is an approach to the father figure in the poem as a god.   Like so many relationships with the divine, there is an articulation of power.  Yet, Plath does not fully suggest that there is redemption in this relationship.  There is power and a sense of the massive...

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