In 1960, William Heinemann published The Colossus and Other Poems. She laments that people are disappointed in her. This is the second time. And all of this is pulled of with an electrifying rhythm, rhyme, and the terrible irony of an important personal life decision being reduced to something like getting a mortgage loan. Perhaps there is some suggestion of a sexual object here. Well, what do you think of that? Stanza 5 The applicant, the male, is naked, just like Adam in the old testament.
Whatever it takes to make you a man, misfit that you are not, this will be it. Some critics consider this to have been an intrusion upon her intent, while others note that even at that late date Hughes and Plath frequently helped edit each other's work. Sylvia Plath may have been manic depressive, but she was certainly extremely intelligent as rapidly becomes clear when you read her biography. Then How can we give you a thing? Although the constant showering of media advertisements usually does not cause people cry, the stimulated emotion is directly related to how consumerism has such a high impact on everyday life. It is waterproof, shatterproof, proof Against fire and bombs through the roof. I think that the poem is well written and not only sows how women were expected to act to be the perfect wife but at the same time illustrates the pressure men were under to get the perfect woman to be seen as an upstanding man in society.
This poem could have been inspired by the rise of satirical shows on t. A person, the applicant, is being interviewed. It is waterproof, shatterproof, proof Against fire and bombs through the roof. The lines are conversational and offer a mixed bag of poetical feet. As the title implies, it consists of a list of several seemingly unconnected metaphors. This suit is protection against all disaster, it's like a suit of armour, it's a metaphorical power-suit fit for the right person. The applicant replies in the negative.
Will you marry it, marry it, marry it. Plath also calls marriage the mans last resort, implying the impotence or incompleteness for which the woman would be able to compensate. This reinforced the anger and irritable nature of the speaker. They grow, change shape, and become more complex on a cellular level. Many of these poems explored her relationship with and resentments towards her deceased father, and the poems that were written weeks or days before her death give insight into her tortured mental state.
Stanza 1 The opening scene is set. I notice you are stark naked. Nevertheless in 1955 Sylvia finished her degree summa cum laude. Stanza 8 The climax to the poem has the speaker in a slightly desperate mode. Will you marry it, marry it, marry it.
Note the repeated hand and empty as stanza three approaches. A living doll, everywhere you look. She is from a traditional family and knows what is expected of her. We are so involved in this system, that we have become a part of this artifact ourselves. Sylvia Plath has written a very good sarcastic poem. I have the ticket for that.
If accepted, your analysis will be added to this page of American Poems. No glass eye, no crutch, no rib missing? Posted on 2009-03-01 by a guest. To her it has become a practical rather than emotional bond; it has entered the realm of an applicant rather than a partner or spouse. It is guaranteed To thumb shut your eyes at the end And dissolve of sorrow. § Sylvia Plath Page, Anja Beckmann.
It is her last poemary and it contains some of her most famous poems. This somewhat bleak conclusion further implies the anxiety felt by Plath during her pregnancy. This is the second time. Career and marriage In 1955 Plath won Fulbright Scholarship and moved to Cambridge, England where she studied in Newnham College. However, I believe this poem has little depth; and simply is what you see is what you get. Sylvia Plaths The Applicant Gladys Malibiran, Junior The well-renowned poet Sylvia Plath had gained a high level of recognition not only through her potent verses but even more so through her tumultuous life, plagued by agonizing circumstances.
We make new stock from the salt. You have a hole, it's a poultice. Again, this line is drawing attention to the aesthetics of pregnancy. The emphasis is on that little impersonal pronoun 'it'. It can sew, it can cook, It can talk, talk, talk. It is waterproof, shatterproof, proof Against fire and bombs through the roof. The plot was based on autobiographical details.