Ariel Questions and Answers


In considering whether Sylvia Plath's poem "Daddy" is autobiographical, one needs to unpack the concept of "autobiography" as applied to poetry. The poem is a work of imagination and does not...

Latest answer posted September 13, 2019 12:08 pm UTC

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There seems to be critical agreement that "Ariel" is ostensibly about Sylvia Plath's horse, although at the word "Shadow," she changes her focus to a metaphysical, symbolic one. The only way to...

Latest answer posted April 5, 2010 4:02 am UTC

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I sense that there is a theme of transcendence in Plath's poem. One of the unique features of this poem is that it identifies what Plath thinks of in terms of envisioning a world outside of...

Latest answer posted August 17, 2012 9:50 am UTC

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