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Sylvia: Air Art Print

"We should meet in another life/ We should meet in the air/ Me and you" -Sylvia Plath

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Listen: Sylvia Plath Reads “Daddy”

Historical Event: At the age of eight, Plath's father died due to his late diagnosis of diabetes. The death if her father is reflected in her works, most prevalent throughout "The Beekeeper's Daughter," "Daddy," and "Colossus." Plath did not attend the funeral, she visited the grave 19 years after his death. (https://letterpile.com/writing/Sylvia-Plath-Her-Life-and-Importance-to-American-LIterature-and-History)

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Sylvia Plath was famous for her poetry. Much of it however dealt with her need to express her depression. In her famous poem called Daddy, we learned of her expression of strong hatred towards her father. She used symbolism through the Nazi's and explained her thoughts and actions towards suicide. She had little children when she her final attempt for suicide had ended her life.

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Sylvia Plath, American confessional poet and novelist - killed herself on this day in 1963, aged 30… Photo: Sylvia Plath w. Ted Hughes and his parents…

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