Confessional Poetry with Reference to Sylvia Plath’s Daddy

1Abdulrahman Sulieman Khaleel, Mohammed Abdullah Hussein, and Rgwan Abdalhameed Shuash

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Abstract:

This paper focuses on exploring the confessional poetry of the American poetess Sylvia Plath with the main focus of her poem Daddy. Plath has been crucial to the development of the field of female confessional poetry as well as to an awareness of its limits. Taking a modernist side, an analysis of Sylvia Plath’s Daddy will be conducted in which Plath uses some techniques that are relevant to the modernist revealing of explicit narrative method. Theoretically, the techniques used by Plath contains the representation of an open personal horizons where foundations of original meaning and interpretation exist. The epistemological level, irony, stream of consciousness and pessimism will be examined to decide the authenticity of such terms as approval for the situation in this poem.

Keywords:

Sylvia Plath, confessional poetry, epistemological level, irony, stream of consciousness, pessimism.

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 3
Pages5366-5373