She made her essay more like manly. More over the title also shows the same idea. A new reader, like me, thought that, the author is a male, taking about his dream wife. By using different methods of appeal, the speaker hopes to win his mistress' love. From the title, one can see that the speaker is a man addressing a female. However, to understand the dramatic situation, one cannot examine the title alone but must scrutinize the entire poem.
Sylvia Plath was one of the most dynamic and admired poets of the 20th century. By the time she took her life at the age of 30, Plath already had a following in the literary community. In the ensuing years her work attracted the attention of a multitude of readers, who saw in her singular verse an attempt to catalogue despair, violent emotion, and obsession with death. She let her writing express elemental forces and primeval fears. In doing so, she laid bare the contradictions that tore apart appearance and hinted at some of the tensions hovering just beneath the surface of the American way of life in the post war period.
Discuss and compare the different ways in which imagery contributes to meaning in Anne Sexton s Consorting with Angels and Sylvia Plath s The Applicant. Imagery is an often-used device in the writing of poetry. An image can be defined as any depiction that appeals to one of the senses. Imagery is often an important tool as it enlarges and intensifies our sense of the poem thus contributing to meaning.
Thomson, Gwen Harwood's poem 'Suburban Sonnet' and Sylvia Plath's 'The Applicant' give insight into the disenfranchisement of women of this era. This essay will argue that Harwood's and Plath's poems both challenge the romanticism associated with marriage, consequently exploiting the underlying societal hardship and conformity as a result of the patriarchy. To support this overarching argument there will be two key sub-arguments that demonstrate how the two poems compare to one another.