While living in Winthrop, eight-year-old Plath published her first poem in the Boston Herald 's children's section. He had become ill shortly after a close friend died of lung cancer. Comparing the similarities between his friend's symptoms and his own, Otto became convinced that he, too, had lung cancer and did not seek treatment until his diabetes had progressed too far.
They were married in January of Otto taught both German and biology, with a focus on apiology, the study of bees. Inwhen Plath was eight years old, her father died as a result of complications from diabetes.
He had been a strict father, and both his authoritarian attitudes and his death drastically defined her relationships and her poems—most notably in her elegaic and infamous poem " Daddy. She kept a journal from the age of eleven and published her poems in regional magazines and newspapers.
Her first national publication was in the Christian Science Monitor injust after graduating from high school. InPlath matriculated at Smith College. She was an exceptional student, and despite a deep depression she went through in and a subsequent suicide attempt, she managed to graduate summa cum laude in In earlyshe attended a party and met the English poet Ted Hughes.
Shortly thereafter, Plath and Hughes were married, on June 16, Plath returned to Massachusetts in and began studying with Robert Lowell. Her first collection of poems, Colossus, was published in in England, and two years later in the United States.
Jan 09, · Sylvia Plath’s importance in American history is derived from the literary excellence of her writing, and her works show the plight of mid-twentieth century women. Plath's significance comes from her role as a poet and the ways in which her writing opened the door for exploration of a feminist Reviews: Sylvia Plath: Sylvia Plath (–63) was an American poet and novelist whose best-known works explore the themes of alienation, death, and self-destruction. Her novel, The Bell Jar, is strongly autobiographical, and her later poems, such as ‘Daddy’ and ‘Lady Lazarus,’ show great power and pathos borne on flashes of incisive wit. On the morning of Feb. 11, , a Monday, a nurse found the poet Sylvia Plath in her flat on Fitzroy Road in London, an address where W.B. Yeats had once lived.
She returned to England, where she gave birth to her children Frieda and Nicholas, in andrespectively. That winter, in a deep depression, Plath wrote most of the poems that would comprise her most famous book, Ariel. Then, on February 11,during one of the worst English winters on record, Plath wrote a note to her downstairs neighbor instructing him to call the doctor, then she died by suicide using her gas oven.
Often, her work is singled out for the intense coupling of its violent or disturbed imagery and its playful use of alliteration and rhyme. Although only Colossus was published while she was alive, Plath was a prolific poet, and in addition to Ariel, Hughes published three other volumes of her work posthumously, including The Collected Poems, which was the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.
She was the first poet to posthumously win a Pulitzer Prize.In Plath’s final poems, wrote Charles Newman in his The Art of Sylvia Plath, “death is preeminent but strangely unoppressive. Perhaps it is because there is no longer dialogue, no sense of ‘Otherness’—she is speaking from a viewpoint which is total, complete.
Jan 09, · Sylvia Plath’s importance in American history is derived from the literary excellence of her writing, and her works show the plight of mid-twentieth century women. Plath's significance comes from her role as a poet and the ways in which her writing opened the door for exploration of a feminist Reviews: Watch video · Sylvia Plath was an American poet best known for her novel The Bell Jar, and for her poetry collections The Colossus and Ariel.
Poet and novelist Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, , in. On the morning of Feb. 11, , a Monday, a nurse found the poet Sylvia Plath in her flat on Fitzroy Road in London, an address where W.B.
Yeats had once lived. Sylvia Plath (/ p l æ θ /; October 27, – February 11, ) was an American poet, novelist, and short-story writer. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, she studied at Smith College and Newnham College at the University of Cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer.
Plath and Hughes came to the U.S.
in , and she taught at Smith for a year, also taking a poetry writing seminar offered by Robert Lowell at Boston University; Anne Sexton was enrolled as well.