The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. In what year did Anne Stevenson write to Olwyn about never contacting her again?

2. Anne Stevenson claimed that in her early days in England she reached for a drink much as Sylvia reached for ___________.

3. When did Assia Wevill die?

4. When was Anne Stevenson's book Living in America: Poems published?

5. When was Ariel published?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe and analyze The Bell Jar and its depiction of Sylvia's relationship with her mother. What about the work did Aurelia find "ungrateful"?

Essay Topic 2

Describe and discuss The Savage God. When and where was this work first published? What was Ted Hughes' reaction to the piece and why?

Essay Topic 3

Describe and discuss the biography The Haunting of Sylvia Plath. When was it published and by whom?

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