Plath uses much sustained death imagery: both suicide and Holocaust imagery (comparing herself to a Jew and her father to a Nazi). She writes grim apostrophes to her executioners, her father in "Daddy" and the "brute amused" public in "Lady Lazarus."
In "Daddy," she calls her father a "Ghastly statue," a "Panzer-man," a "train" sending her to a concentration camp, a "boot" stepping on her face, a "black man" devil, a "vampire," and a "bastard." The bombardment of death and evil imagery presents the speaker as a victim coming from a patriarchy of death.
In "Lady Lazaraus," the speaker's tone is a bit more playful but no less gruesome in its images. The Holocaust imagery continues:
A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright...
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