Plath's poetry covers a number of different topics, and it is really important to realise that not all of her works fit one approach to life. However, we could argue that there are some definite themes and approaches towards life that come through. These are rather pessimistic, as #3 points out. They normally feature the pain and suffering of personas who are generally female as they struggle to exist in a world with various barriers and restrictions on them. Consider "Miss Drake Proceeds to Supper" for example, which explores one woman struggling with insanity as she carries out a normal action.