Born in to middle class parents in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, Sylvia Plath published her first poem at the age of eight. A sensitive person who tended to be a bit of a perfectionist she was what many would consider a model daughter and student - popular, a straight A student, always winning the best prizes. She won a scholarship to Smith College in and even then she had an enviable list of publications. While at Smith she wrote over four hundred poems. Add to list. Sylvia Plath Follow.
Essay about Sylvia Plath: A Novelist and her Brief Life
Sylvia Plath, Essential Poetry Guide - Notes - English - Leaving Cert - iRevise
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Plath Sample Answer (2)
Plath views the world in an insightful and unusual way. She has a meticulous eye for detail which is evident in all her poems. Her poetry is confessional, in the sense that it is often an obsessive analysis of herself. The exploration of identity is apparent in poems that I have studied. These poems are intriguing and narrate the world around Plath.
Title: The title suggests the subject of a black rook, or crow, and a setting, rainy weather. Both of these carry dark and ominous connotations, so it is likely that the poem will carry the same. Summary: In this poem, the speaker describes a black rook she saw in a tree.