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  • Don't call Sylvia Plath nasty names, or she might get depressed or go off and kill herself or something.

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  • More than just writing, it carries a tone that leaves a mark on your soul. in which there was a discussion about whether the emotional high and low mood swings of bi-polar disorder was a factor in the intensity of poems from some well known poets, such as Sylvia Plath, John Clare, and Robert Lowell.

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  • In reading her words I recalled lines from a Sylvia Plath poem called “Moonrise” about a miscarriage, where the speaker in the poem, riddled with guilt, imagines a fetus not having the chance to be born and herself walking out of the hospital free of attachment:

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  • In the book, she is a talented artist whose modest genius is hugely inflated by the feminist commentary that grows around her suicide—a knock-off of Sylvia Plath, with Barney cast as Ted Hughes.

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  • Kukil, ed., The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, 1950–1962, transcribed from the original manuscript at Smith College New York: Anchor Books, 2000, 395.

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  • “Daddy” (80 l.) and “Tulips” (63 l.) from Ariel: Poems by Sylvia Plath, copyright © 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1966 by Ted Hughes.

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  • Sylvia Plath's baroque Daddy, overseeing her imagination of herself as the archetype of wandering suffering, is the great gift that never stops giving, and Olds has no shame in exploiting this figure over and over.

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  • One can, for example, watch a Jamaican immigrant read a Sylvia Plath poem, or listen to a construction worker recite Walt Whitman, or a US marine giving a reading of W.B.

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  • Sylvia Plath's baroque Daddy, overseeing her imagination of herself as the archetype of wandering suffering, is the great gift that never stops giving, and Olds has no shame in exploiting this figure over and over.

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  • “Moonrise” from The Colossus and Other Poems by Sylvia Plath, copyright © 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, 1962 by Sylvia Plath.

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