I Love Sylvia Plath

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    The Bell Jar

    I never fail to marvel at how this woman was willing and brave enough to pull out her entrails for examination. I suspect, for her, it could be no other way: “I saw my life branching out before me like the green fig tree in the story. From the tip of every branch, like a fat...
    RedRubies RedRubies
    36-40, F
    4 Responses Nov 19, 2012

    Plath

    I was introduced to Sylvia Plath by my freshmen english teacher 6 years ago and I have never stopped loving her. I feel like she showed me exactly how to discover who I am as a person and deal with the ups and downs in life (including an unfaithful partner and cocaine...
    WaterfallBlossum WaterfallBlossum
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 11, 2009

    Sheep In Fog

    Sheep in Fog    ...
    rosesencha rosesencha
    70+
    2 Responses Aug 17, 2007

    I Am In Love

    Sylvia's work took on new meaning to me. While I was struggling with depression, I read The Bell Jar and could almost feel Sylvia here, telling her story. I pursued her poetry, and found a beautiful, dark, broken world. The way she puts things into words, she is a beautiful soul...
    jusydeadnotsleeping jusydeadnotsleeping
    18-21, M
    Jul 28, 2012

    Can You Feel Her Here?

    "The Hanging Man   By the roots of my hair some god got hold of me. I sizzled in his blue volts like a desert prophet.   The nights snapped out of sight like a lizard's eyelid: A world of bald white days in a shadeless socket.   A vulturous...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 24, 2008

    A Line From "daddy"

       I don't know whether she fascinates me or not; whether I find her interesting. Not because I I'm not in awe with her talent - she had a way with words, and some things that she said or wrote, her quotes - I can read them over and over again. Her writing style, especially in...
    Angelfire0310 Angelfire0310
    22-25, F
    Apr 26, 2011

    Sylvia Girl

    I have a few mental illnesses, and I am a poetry lover, so when I found Sylvia in high school, first with The Bell Jar and then reading all of her poems... I felt instantly like someone understood me. Now I'm an English major in college, specializing in poetry...
    katpunkhippiegirl katpunkhippiegirl
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 23, 2008

    >Winter landscape, with rooks< Last summer's

    reeds are all engraved in ice as is your image in my eye; dry frost glazes the window of my hurt; what solace can be struck from rock to make this heart's waste grow green again? Who'd walk in this bleak place?
    imitosis imitosis
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2014

    Plath

    I discovered Plath, not through my formal literature study, but by myself and therefore as it was a self-discovery, I first came to her poetry and then during one of my depressive spells, picked up The Bell Jar, and identified a great deal with it, it made me feel less isolated...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 13, 2008

    The Colossus

    "I shall never get you put together entirely, Pieced, glued, and properly jointed. Mule-bray, pig-grunt and bawdy cackles Proceed from your great lips. It's worse than a barnyard. Perhaps you consider yourself an oracle, Mouthpiece of the dead, or of some god or...
    ThistleWeed ThistleWeed
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 20, 2008

    Diaries

        "Brually honest-" that's the way some critic described her diaries, and that it what they are. I read them from time to time - just open the book up at a random page and read. I feel the heaviness of her isolation - the kind that cannot be mended by conversations, hugs...
    Angelfire0310 Angelfire0310
    22-25, F
    Apr 30, 2011

    Bell Jar

    I´m re-reading the bell jar, and it has a fenomanal way of connecting me with my inner self. it aligns me with something long forgotten. it´s a melancolic experience but also reasuring.
    Joelisa Joelisa
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 1, 2009

    The Colossus

    "I shall never get you put together entirely, Pieced, glued, and properly jointed. Mule-bray, pig-grunt and bawdy cackles Proceed from your great lips. It's worse than a barnyard. Perhaps you consider yourself an oracle, Mouthpiece of the dead, or of some god or...
    ThistleWeed ThistleWeed
    18-21, F
    Feb 20, 2008

    The Bell Jar

     I have been lost for soo long...and then i found out about sylvia plath.  I started  out reading The Bell Jar...which i found refreshing and like home.  I don't really know why i feel like i can relate, but there it is.     I've also read...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 2, 2008

    Beautiful

    I first encountered Sylvia Plath in 12th grade while volunteering at the library. I had heard of her before then, but I really didn't know much about her except perhaps that she killed herself. I was searching in the poetry section and I saw this beautifully adorned yet small...
    golddust2009 golddust2009
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2010
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