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Sylvia Plath — “Daddy”



Assignment


Questions on "Daddy"
  1. Who does the speaker compare her father to? Her husband? How are the two phenomena similar?
  2. How has the speaker tried to free herself from her father?
  3. List some words describing the tone of the poem.
  4. What happened to Plath when she was 10? What was going on in world history at the time? How does Plath relate world history to personal history?
  5. How do your attempts to balance your family and individual identity compare to Plath's? (let's hope favorably)



 

 




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