Sylvia Plath | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Brita Lindberg-Seyersted

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Sylvia Plath.
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Critical Essay by Brita Lindberg-Seyersted

SOURCE: Lindberg-Seyersted, Brita. “‘Bad’ Language Can Be Good: Slang and Other Expressions of Extreme Informality in Sylvia Plath's Poetry.” English Studies 78, no. 1 (January, 1997): 19-31.

In the following essay, Lindberg-Seyersted traces instances of slang in Plath's poetry.

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In a great number of Sylvia Plath's poems, the reader is invited to listen to a voice talking. Usually those poems feature an I-person, identifiable or not as to gender and situation in life. But even when there is no first-person speaker, a poem can be perceived as ‘speech’ rather than ‘text’. Such speech-like quality applies pre-eminently to Plath's later work, above all to poems written in 1962, her peak period as a literary artist. The poetry she wrote as a newly established professional poet, from 1956 and on for...

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