"Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath Poem Review by Top Papers

"Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath
An analysis of the poem "Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath.
# 129676 | 1,250 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2006 in Literature (American) , Literature (Poetry)


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This paper discusses the poem "Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath and cites autobiographcial elements of the poem. The paper notes how the poem uses the facts of the poet's own inner life to make a universal statement about the human condition, in this case weighted more toward the place of women in society, but addressing everyone as it expresses its meaning, using images to convey meaning.

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"Sylvia Plath's poem "Lady Lazarus" is certainly autobiographical in nature, but to say it is "simply" an autobiographical poem would be wrong. The poem uses the facts of the poet's own inner life to make a universal statement about the human condition, in this case weighted more toward the place of women in society, but addressing everyone as it expresses its meaning. The poem includes within it a number of references to the Holocaust, but the poem is not really about that subject. Instead, Plath uses the Holocaust as a metaphor for her own suffering and, by extension, the suffering of women in society. She views her own body in terms of Nazi..."

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"Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath (2006, December 01) Retrieved September 22, 2020, from https://www.academon.com/poem-review/lady-lazarus-by-sylvia-plath-129676/

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""Lady Lazarus" by Sylvia Plath" 01 December 2006. Web. 22 September. 2020. <https://www.academon.com/poem-review/lady-lazarus-by-sylvia-plath-129676/>

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