Confessional poetry - Coggle Diagram
(1932-1963), she had a strict father that died in 1940
her first pubblication in 1950
she graduated in 1955
she got married with Ted Hughes in 1956
ted left Silvia in 1962
1963 she committed a suicide
(Summary) the mirror:its existence and its owner
it describes something as what is it
over the years, the woman sees a old lady.
it imagines itself as a lake
confessional poem: expression of inner personal emotional life es: Plath and Lowell
a symbol around which a mythology is built up
expression of alientation
colloquial in language
it may employ parody and irony
no barriers between reader and the poet
analysis of " the mirror"
evokes the Greek myth of Narcissus
It is able to recognize monotony
Though the speaker is a mirror
distinction between a "false" outer self of appearance, and a "true" inner self.
the poem represents the unavoidable