Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath Comparison Essay by The Research Group

Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath
A comparison of the lives and impact of experience on the poems, images, themes about women, love and home.
# 21191 | 1,125 words | 5 sources | 1994 | US
Published on Feb 24, 2003 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry) , English (Comparison)


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"The question is whether there is anything to be gained from a comparison of Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath, and of course there is. This does not mean that there is not good reason to consider them first as individuals and as very different poets writing at different times in history, for each writer reflects her time and her own personality to a strong degree. At the same time, it cannot be said that the two are writing on different matters, or on matters so widely separated as to make comparison futile. Indeed, their value as poets lies precisely in their ability to tap into something that is universal and that links the two as artists in spite of being separated by a century of time.


The similarities between the two women are reflected in the fact that both are held up as examples of repressed women who..."

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