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Between femininity and masculinity: the two poles of personal, eventual and cultural experience in the “Daddy” of Sylvia Plath

P. 97-97.
Zemskova T.

The poetics of Sylvia Plath and especially the poem “Daddy” is usually considered either strictly linguistically, with the analysis of metaphors and inclusions of words from other languages, or through a cultural-biographical context: through the prism of her real relationships with her husband and father. However, both approaches have disadvantages: the linguistic approach focuses too much on the means of expressiveness and the general meaning of the poem eludes its attention. Biographical and contextual methods provides valuable information for interpreting the poem and inscribing it in the existing tradition, however, they have little to do with the poem itself. In this paper an attempt to combine these two trunk directions will be made