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

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Final Test - Hard

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

Short Answer Questions

1. According to a letter from Anne Stevenson in which she provided her take on Sylvia and her work, Sylvia had used poetry as a way to stage her own what?



2. Alvarez responded to Ted Hughes in letters that his work was honest and not one of _____________.



3. Jacqueline Rose only dealt with Olwyn Hughes when asking to publish _________ in her biography.



4. The editor of The Journals of Sylvia Plath defended her cuts as ___________ when publishing such raw material as journal entries?



5. Immediately after Sylvia's suicide, whom did Elizabeth Sigmund blame?



Essay Topics

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

Discuss the coming-of-age period during the 1950s of Sylvia Plath. How did the public and critics respond to Plath's poetry? What impact did she have on women during the period in which the feminist movement began?

Discuss A. Alvarez and his critical response to the book Bitter Fame. What did Alvarez's review state about the work?

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