Plath uses bright images devil, vampire, Nazi and God throughout the poem. Plath employed numerous stylistic tools to express her emotions. At worst, they are eaten. She is bound for an unknown destination and unable to stop. I can see why she killed herself.
The basic conflict is the poem is that of duty vs. The swollen belly becomes an oversized melon, with slender, twig like legs holding up the added baby weight. I'm a means, a stage, a cow in calf. Many of their poems were cries for help, which resulted into metal illness, depression, and suicide. I, too, thought that her view of pregnancy was unrealistically negative, and that of herself overly damning. I would say the poem is very dramatic, because the whole poem is a metaphor which makes it sound exciting.
Financial circumstances forced the Plath family to move to Wellesley, Massachusetts, where Aurelia Plath taught advanced secretarial studies at Boston University. Line Three: A melon strolling on two tendrils. She began to write poetry at the early of eight. The second reason this is an appropriate metaphor is the yeast. In doing so, she laid bare the contradictions that tore apart appearance and hinted at some of the tensions hovering just beneath the surface of the American way of life in the post war period.
Mein Kampf , written by Hitler, is a strong reference to Nazi. There is no fundamental difference among the creators and the pain of gestation. As the name of the poem suggests, Plath uses a series of metaphors to describe the desperate state she feels she is in during her pregnancy. Notice that there is a sudden exclamation mark. Line five represents the fifth month of pregnancy. She then compares herself to a loaf of bread, its yeast rising big and full, and a coin purse stuffed with newly-minted money.
Through symbols and metaphors S. Her elements were extreme: a violent, almost demonic spirit in her, opposed a tenderness and capacity to suffer and love things infinitely, which was just as great and far more in evidence. Does that mean they're unripe, unlike red apples? The two images, of an elephant and a ponderous house, contained in the second line of Metaphors both refer to form. Yeast makes bread rise—another euphemism. In the next line she mentions a big loaf with yeasty rising which refers to her belly getting bigger.
She is going through the firstly month of pregnancy and so fears about the outcome. The house introduces the idea of safety, of domestic space, the cosy home. The house is nothing without its fine timbers and it is merely for protection and shelter. In line 8, Plath describes herself as being full of fruit, possibly unripe fruit. Women who believe they are fat when carring a child should be psychologically probed. Line Four: O red fruit, ivory, fine timbers! It could also be that the feels used by her unborn child itself. Red is an indication of flesh, while ivory indicates her fertile eggs.
The poem is basically about a woman looking into a mirror. The main theme in this poem is an enormous hate felt towards the father. The other, a rebellion against conventional female roles, was slightly ahead of its time. Elephants are generally slow to move, deliberate in their action and could be described as bulky. Opposite to normal woman she is not excited, happy with upcoming baby.
She even married a man with a similar character in order to avenge her father. This poem is about pregnancy. The speaker refers to being a means, a means to an end; something done to produce a result. She begins this line by comparing her growing belly to the baking of bread. After all, in this poem a mirror is able to talk, so why wouldn't it be able to turn into something else? Secondly, the poem was written on the day that Khrushchev refused President Kennedy's demand that the Russian missiles be removed from Cuba.