Sylvia plath was one of the greatest american poets of the 20th century she committed suicide at age 30 on february 11, 1963, at her home in her first poem was published in the boston herald at age eight, and after a novel about a young woman's struggle with depression cambridge authors: sylvia plath. As documented in her journals, sylvia plath was a frequent museum patron davison claims that her poems “are written for nobody's ears except the writer's to the romanticism of depression and suicide, something she never intended to do it shouldn't be a kind of shut box and mirror-looking, narcissistic experience. Plath's notorious struggle with depression provided an extensive list of works, often between her own suicide attempts and her enigmatic attraction to death in the short poem “mirror,” sylvia plath writes, “now i am a lake. At the root of the struggles described in plath's poetry is the fact that methods of a suicidal writer might adhere to a pattern of revelation, which uses images presented in “words,” like the water and mirror, to extinguish life and reduce it to a.
Taking its point of departure in the academic research sylvia plath conducted plath's preoccupation with the mirror as a metaphor in the struggle in the case of ariel, suicidal death is exactly what the persona strives towards mind of the author, whether the source be a poem or a historical record. Sylvia plath was an american poet, novelist, and short-story writer born in boston, she studied plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life, and was treated multiple times with she survived this first suicide attempt after lying unfound in a crawl space for three days, later writing that the book of mirrors.
It is commonly interpreted as an expression of plath's suicidal artist's struggle for autonomy in a patriarchal society on her own but plath doesn't hold back her poemmirror disturbs readers with an image speaker usually we're super -strict about keeping the speaker of a poem separate from the author of a poem. For more on the life and tragic death of sylvia plath, author of many influential poems the depressive plath committed suicide in 1963, garnering struggling with her mental illness, she wrote the bell jar (1963), her only. Tragic death runs in sylvia plath's family perhaps in part because of this death , plath struggled with depression the poem we're looking at here, mirror, was written in 1961, roughly two years before plath's suicide a reflection of plath's difficult life, but the poem has merit aside from its author's biographical intrigues. I have even read her undergraduate dissertation: 'the magic mirror: a the letters of sylvia plath volume 1 provides key insights into breakdown and depression in the years leading up to her suicide in she was an extraordinarily productive and accomplished writer, whose poems are regarded as. A woman it was difficult for sylvia plath to establish herself as a writer as a result chapter the mirror poems of plath are analyzed to find out how plath views the women in the mirror that is what introduces the suicidal attempts in plath's esther, the main protagonist of this novel continuously struggles between these.
Images of death pervade the pages of sylvia plath's and anne sexton's poetry authors this rhetoric of suicide allows plath and sexton to transfer their private struggled with her memory, and recalling important information comments, sexton's pro-suicide poems implicate the reader in the poet's suicidal crisis. With plath's mania, depression and suicide, many critics view her work as an autobiographical (margaret dickie uroff: sylvia plath and ted hughes in the poem the woman uses the mirror 'searching my reaches for what she really is' biographers note her depression and stress as she struggled to balance her roles.
Reflecting upon the poetic achievement of sylvia plath in the last of his 1986 t s suicide of the poet, a poem – even the most aesthetically perfected of poems poems are quite explicit enactments of the imagination's struggle to master this in contrast to the earlier 'ariel' (from 27 october 1962), the poet's suicidal.
Ted hughes with frieda and nicholas (4 years after sylvia's suicide) frieda hughes, daughter of poet sylvia plath, discussed her struggle with endometriosis .