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What is/are your favorite Sylvia Plath poem?

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message 1: by Lynne (new)

Lynne | 1 comments Rachel wrote: "Mine are:
Mad Girl's Love Song
Lady Lazarus
A Better Ressurrection
The Colossus
Death & Co.
I Am Vertical
Last Words
Three Women

These aren't all of them but I'll a..."

Hi Rachael
There was a Sylvia Plath programme on tv a few weeks back and the presenter talked about her time in Yorkshire. Among the poems discussed was Wuthering Heights of which I've fallen in love with.
'The horizons ring me like faggots,
Tilted and disparate, and always unstable.'
She conjours up Bronte Country and the Moors of Wuthering Heights of which I also love..

It's good to share not everyone will talk to me about poetry..

message 2: by Monai (new)

Monai | 1 comments Mine is Lady Lazarus.

message 3: by Erin (new)

Erin Griffin (colorandducks) child

message 4: by Shirlene (new)

Shirlene (shirleneds) | 1 comments Mine are Mirror and I am Vertical.

message 5: by Arlene (new)

Arlene Garcia (misslene) | 1 comments Mad Girl's Love Song...does anyone know another writer similar to sylvia plath?

message 6: by Jen (new)

Jen Knox | 1 comments Lady Lazarus. If you all haven't heard her read it herself, check this out. It's incredible.

message 7: by Chamaline (new)

Chamaline | 1 comments to arlene writers similiar to sylvia would be anne sexton anais nin and edna st vincent millay, I would say the closest in style would definitely be the first 2, edna is not as harsh in her writing but very confessional as well

PaNdORa   (gökçe) (pandora-m) lady lazarus

message 9: by Steven (new)

Steven Lange (SINO) | 1 comments Morning Song. The first stanza is tremendous.

message 10: by Ashley (new)

Ashley | 7 comments Ariel.

message 11: by Marissa (new)

Marissa (sea_of_cats) I really like the Epitaph In Three Parts

message 12: by Ana (new)

Ana Chronism | 3 comments Lady Lazarus

message 13: by Alan (new)

Alan Nolan | 3 comments 1 favourite - Sheep in Fog

message 14: by Juno (new)

Juno | 6 comments It's "daddy" for me!:)

message 15: by [deleted user] (new)

Mine are 'Edge' and 'Words' a chilling way to end a book of poetry.

message 16: by Lucinda (new)

Lucinda K | 2 comments "Nick and the Candlestick" because I think that it shows a side of Plath that we rarely see: her capacity to be loving and caring, but it's a razor sharp poem at the same time.

message 17: by Sam (new)

Sam (samriddler) | 2 comments Mad Girl's Love Song

message 18: by Sam (new)

Sam (samriddler) | 2 comments Oh, and the one about the mirror.

message 19: by Chloe (new)

Chloe (chloe_alby) | 1 comments Daddy
Getting There
Two Views of a Cadaver Room (Part 1)

message 20: by Jaap (new)

Jaap Hoogenboezem | 1 comments Maybe this is off topic, but I do actually like the short stories best, in particular "Snow Blitz" and "That Widow Mangada".

message 21: by De (new)

De Far | 2 comments Arlene wrote: "Mad Girl's Love Song...does anyone know another writer similar to sylvia plath?"
try anne sexton

message 22: by Cliff (new)

Cliff Hays (cliffhays) | 6 comments Dirge for a Joker
A Sorcerer Bids Farewell to Seem
Sonnet: To Time
Lady Lazarus

message 23: by De (new)

De Far | 2 comments 'daddy','lady lazarus' and 'i am vertical'

message 24: by Eva (new)

Eva (evasungur) | 1 comments Lady Lazarus. Sometimes i feel like i've wrote it. Sometimes i feel like im Sylvia Plath, maybe in my past life or something. Everything she wrote or said are things that i've thought about, or said before. I love her so much.

message 25: by Gachi (new)

Gachi | 1 comments Cut !!
Winter Landscape, with rooks!!

message 26: by Leah (new)

Leah (whobieleah12) | 1 comments 'The Disquieting Muses'

'A Birthday Present'

(And of course:)

'Lady Lazarus' and 'Daddy'

message 27: by SYLVIA (new)

SYLVIA  LIFESTYLE  | 1 comments Mine changes constantly but is currently 'Sheep in Fog' because I just love the use of personification to show her loneliness and lack of belonging, it's a truly beautiful poem.

message 28: by Eliina (new)

Eliina Pajunen (rosemary_and_paper) | 1 comments Caught between three--"A Birthday Present", "The Moon and the Yew Tree", or "Letter in November".
The imagery in all three is astounding, and lovely. And the sound of them is lovely, pleasant in the mouth when read aloud. But isn't that true of Plath in general?

message 29: by Kevin (new)

Kevin Ryan | 1 comments It's The Colossus for me. It seems to say so much about her relationships with her father and Ted.

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