Lady Lazarus (poem) Summary
Sylvia Plath

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“Lady Lazarus” is a 28-stanza free verse poem by American confessional poet Sylvia Plath. It was originally published in the 1965 collection Ariel, two years after Plath died by suicide. Considered one of Plath’s most famous poems, "Lady Lazarus" twists the biblical story of Lazarus's resurrection as it recounts the speaker's experience with suicide attempts. In the poem, Plath presents dying as an art form and questions the “miracle” of survival.

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