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Sylvia Plath: Poems By Sylvia Plath Ted Hughes,

  • Title: Sylvia Plath: Poems
  • Author: Sylvia Plath Ted Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780571222971
  • Page: 467
  • Format: Paperback
  • The response of one writer to the work of another can be doubly illuminating In this series, a poet selects and introduces another poet whom they have particularly admired Ted Hughes s classic selection of Sylvia Plath s poetry provides the perfect introduction to a major body of work in twentieth century poetry.Hughes draws upon the collections Ariel, The Colossus, CrosThe response of one writer to the work of another can be doubly illuminating In this series, a poet selects and introduces another poet whom they have particularly admired Ted Hughes s classic selection of Sylvia Plath s poetry provides the perfect introduction to a major body of work in twentieth century poetry.Hughes draws upon the collections Ariel, The Colossus, Crossing the Water and Winter Trees, and from Sylvia Plath s Pulitzer Prize winning Collected Poems.
    Sylvia Plath Poems The response of one writer to the work of another can be doubly illuminating In this series a poet selects and introduces another poet whom they have particularly admired Ted Hughes s classic selecti

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    1. Rarely have the tortuous dimensions of life lived against the grain of existence been so wittily, so achingly, so stingingly and yet economically sewn together, and with lyrical needles threaded to an anomic precision and harrowing spartanism alternately languid and feral and yet fully alive and alight in the face of despair and darkness It s as if the viscous attar of sexuality and relationships, gender bruises, mental states and discomfits and deteriorations, temporal and spatial stretching an [...]

    2. I struggle to understand a lot of poetry and some of these were very difficult to get my head round, the flow of the poems are different each time and it is tough to adapt between each of themThere were some I understood and they were great, my favourite being Mirror the opening two lines are the best in this collection I am silver and exact, I have no preconceptions Whatever I see I swallow immediately I don t think I ve ever heard a better decryption of a mirror.As for others in the collection [...]

    3. Interestingly as part of a pointlessly embarrassing exercise during the first few weeks of college, each member of the class I was in was asked who in the whole world they would most like to bring back to life to have a conversation with Guess who I said I ve always been an extremely dedicated fan of Plath Her poems are both stunning and haunting, beautiful and tragic, tender and bold Whilst I would have loved a few to have been in this book namely Mad Girl s Love Song it s a sufficient collect [...]

    4. Not usually a poetry person but I adore Plath and have been wanting to read her poems for a while Man, what an experience So turbulent, so powerful and heartfelt You can really see and feel her emotional turmoil I enjoyed The Stones, Face Lift, Tulips, Finisterre, Mirror and Edge but my favourites were Daddy and A Birthday Present, with the latter completely kicking me in the gut A brilliant set of poems.

    5. I divide poetry and indeed much of literature into three categories 1 The brilliant The stuff that was written for you The stuff where the author went inside your head and saw everything you felt, thought, loved, believed and then wrote it down in a way that was so much better than you could ever have imagined, and yet it was perfect Perfect.2 The good The stuff that is interesting or thought provoking or well done or beautiful, but doesn t really speak to you A subset of this category includes [...]

    6. A fantastic selection of Plath s work, encompassing all of her published collections Beautiful, dark, and startling.

    7. Individually, this collection contains some of my favourite poems Together, something didn t quite work for me This book is a selection of Plath s poems selected by Ted Hughes of course from Colossus, Ariel and the posthumously published Crossing the Water It is presented in chronological order of date written, not published and so it should feel well arranged, but it doesn t Don t get me wrong, the poems are fantastic, but they sometimes feel out of place beside each other and although this mig [...]

    8. Reading one of the individual volumes would definitely be preferable, but this is a good enough selection I think we can all look forward to a time, though, when Hugh s finally relinquishes as Plath s editor.As for the poetry, I have found since my first interactions with Plath that the emotional content of her poetry aggravates me At best I am indifferent to it, at worst I m repulsed by it That being said, the better I know her work, the amazed I am by the imagery and the craft of the poems Th [...]

    9. Tikrai nebloga puikios poet s knyga, kuria susiviliojau, nety ia radusi j bibliotekoje Tik skai iau nauj , i verst lietuvi kalb ir smarkiai nusivyliau vertimu Atrod , kad versta tik iaip sau, kaikurie od iai net neatitinka tikros prasm s, o tekstam nesuteiktas visas galimas poeti kumas Tod l jei kils noras skaityti Plath poezij , d l sav s pa i , skaitykite tik angli kai Cheers

    10. I adore The Bell Jar, but I just can t get on with her poetry though I think that s on me It just goes straight over my head and o haven t a clue what she s talking about.

    11. Mud mattressed under the sign of the hagIn a clench of blood, the sleep talking virginGibbets with her curse the moon s man,Faggot bearing Jack in his crackless egg Hatched with a claret hogshead to swigHe kings it, navel knit to no groan,But at the price of a pin stitched skinFish tailed girls purchase each white leg Maudlin, pg 14ContentsMiss Drake Proceeds to SupperSpinsterMaudlinResolveNight ShiftFull Fathom FiveSuicide off Egg RockThe Hermit at Outermost HouseMedallionThe Manor GardenThe St [...]

    12. I loved this book and found it a poignant, beautiful and accessible collection of some of Plaths work for someone, like myself, who doesn t read poetry that often In particular the visceral Daddy , in which Sylvia reflects on her complex relationship with her Teutonic father The poem touches on the theme of misogyny and coldness of a generation of Northern European men, an overbearing sense of authority and emotional absence that shaped her as a young girl She plays with the paradox of feminism [...]

    13. Full Disclosure I m not a fan of poetry For the most part, I don t understand what a poet is trying to say and I think they put too much effort into how they are saying something rather than what they are saying Having said this, some of the poems in this collection are absolutely beautiful The themes Plath addresses are truly important and will stand the test of time I don t think I grasped the true meaning of some of the poems but isn t the true beauty of poetry that a reader can infer what th [...]

    14. I ve read Sylvia Plath s poems before, maybe couple of years ago They seemed so different to me then than now Perhaps it was this collection I read, but I didn t recognize hardly any of these presented in this book Perhaps it s because they were Ted s choices or perhaps I ve only read the most famous ones I liked these any way, although english isn t and will never be my mother tongue I enjoyed just reading and tasting those words that were so different for me Maybe some overtones and deeper mea [...]

    15. Here is a dangerous book Approach with caution.The power of these poems is undeniable but the vision is so bleak as to be almost hopeless Plath does an excellent job of making a dark and threatening world seem very, very real In fact she is so successful I have to say I can t really recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with mental illness themselves because Plath may open doors for monsters than some of us can handle.

    16. This collection is a good representation of Sylvia Plath, but I have very mixed feelings about it The collection itself feels manic poems so beautiful they feel like magic next to poems that I wouldn t publish but I think that it s a thought provoking view of unbalance to see the collection as a whole.

    17. Sylvia Plath is by far one of my favourite poets and although the English A Level coursework I m currently writing on this is incredibly hard and such a bore, Plath makes it that much bearable Her work is so incredibly complex and easily intertwined into her tragic, personal life.

    18. Favourites Suicide off Egg Rock Insomniac Mirror Wuthering Heights The Moon and the Yew Tree Winter Trees Words

    19. A collection of chronologically published poems, selected by her husband Ted Hughes I d had minimal exposure to Sylvia Plath previously we read The Arrival Of The Bee Box in school and had heard of her mental challenges and untimely suicide This anthology provided a wonderful insight into her mind and her writing Her poems are very visceral with a general sadness resonating through them They also reflect her inner turmoil and mental state feelings of loneliness, isolation, insomnia, with mundane [...]

    20. I made this for my high level language literature students as we studied Plath this year.Amid the tropes motifs , it s tough not to be in awe of Plath s skill as a writer Obviously, Daddy and A Birthday Present are the poet s best known works And rightfully so both are great, haunting works For my money, I ll take Lady Lazarus where Plath knowingly deconstructs her own reputation as a sort of suicide performer It s a dark andtually very funny poem, yet it contains enough of the poet s regular co [...]

    21. This was the first book of poetry that i read so my approach may not be the appropriate one However, in terms of understanding, i did not find it easy or very hard the beginning of the poem was most times easy to cope with and the difficulty arose on the later verses I enjoyed those little things i read and the images that emerge from Plath s poetry.

    22. some lovely, powerful new to me poems and some old favourites.i also confronted some of the problematic aspects of plath s imagery while reading these and re evaluated my relationship with some of her writing.

    23. Sylvia Plath is very good at channeling her anger, and her hurt into beautiful poems Her depression is pretty openly talked about, and her style is unrelenting.

    24. The first poem I ever read by Sylvia Plath was Mad Girl s Love Song and it is to this day my favourite poem I can recite it by heart, and I usually can t remember the accurate lines of any poem, not even the most famous But Plath s verses with its simple and yet so deep imagery affected me so badly I know not only the verses to that one poem, but also several stanzas belonging to other ones, some of them included in this book.Selected Poems, sadly, doesn t include Mad Girl s Love Song , but it d [...]

    25. I m not one for poetry I ve been known to make an immsense fuss about the fact that I very much do not understand poetry, and I doubt I ever really will It took a lot of persuasion for me to actually take the AS for English Literature, since poetry was so important to it I only ended up agreeing since you d do the study of the poetry before the exam, and not be left blind to try and answer questions on poems.Anyway, the poet that we had to study was Plath and Hughes as a secondary I think a lot [...]

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