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Ariel by Sylvia Plath
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Jan 31, 12

really liked it
Read in July, 2008

Awesome. Sylvia Plath is the master of illiteration. Some of her poetry is full of disturbing imagery, but her voice is solid. Lady Lazarus is one of my favorite poems of all time. If interested in looking more into the poetry of Sylvia Plath, I would offer the advice of possibly reading her biography first. Much of her poetry is better enjoyed with a deeper understanding of her life, pursuits, and family. The most alarmingly intriguing thing about Plath's writing is her voice. I notice that the voice of her poetry is fierce, while the voice of her "fiction" is somewhat dry/sardonic. (See my review of The Bell Jar.)

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