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Sylvia Plath's Last Words

Summary: Analyzes the poem "Last Words", by "Sylvia Plath. Describes how her use of blank verse and simile in "Last Words", along with iambic pentameter and hexameter creates a picturesque view of how she visualizes her ideal burial.
Sylvia Plath's use of blank verse and simile in "Last Words", along with iambic pentameter and hexameter creates a picturesque view of how she visualizes her ideal burial. The use of simile, in comparison to various subjects in the poem, paint a vivid picture of what Plath is trying to convey. Plath states, "I should sugar and preserve my days like fruit" (Plath, line 10). Another good example is, "I do not trust the spirit. It escapes like steam" (Plath, line 15). It is all in reference to her ultimate death. With the slight variation of iambic sounds, she drives her point home.

The use of enjambments further emphasize the meaning of certain areas of the poem. Notice how Plath uses enjambments in this example;

"I want to be looking at them when they come

Picking among the dumb minerals, the roots" (Plath, lines 4-5).

And in these lines as...

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