Sylvia Plath Essay | The Madness of Sylvia Plath

This student essay consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis of The Madness of Sylvia Plath.
This section contains 436 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Madness of Sylvia Plath

The Madness of Sylvia Plath

Summary: Discusses the poetry of American Sylvia Plath. Analyzes the conflict between her mental illness and her poetic genius. Explores her persuasive ability.
How can a person with a mental illness be so mad, but a the same be a poetic genius". A lot of us see a person with a mental illness as dumb, retarded, and a level different from where a 'normal human stands'. The quote 'Know me before you judge me' was sadly never applied to Slyvia Plath. She was however discriminated against because of her mental illness. What fails to be noticed is that out of a mentall illness came a method of genius that wrote poems, such as 'Wuthering Heights', 'Facelift'and the highly acclaimed 'Daddy'.

Slyvia Plath's poem 'Wuthering Heights' develops persuasion by her metaphor, similies and personification that turn into visiual images. 'As limpids as solitudes', which stresses the main issue of Slyvia Plath being isolated while water passes drop by drop though her fingers, 'The sky leans on me', stands for...

(read more)

This section contains 436 words
(approx. 2 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on The Madness of Sylvia Plath
Copyrights
BookRags Student Essays
The Madness of Sylvia Plath from BookRags Student Essays. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook