RE: Sylvia Plath and Holocaust imagery. I'm coming across reviews that are critical of using Holocaust imagery in poems like “Lady Lazarus” and “Daddy.” How do you respond to criticism? How do you justify the use of such images? What do such poems gain by invoking the Holocaust?
"an engine, an engineChuffing me off like a Jew.A Jew to Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen.I began to talk like a Jew.I think I may well be a Jew."
"A sort of walking miracle, my skinBright as a Nazi lampshade,My right foot"A paperweight,My face a featureless, fineJew linen."