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Lady Lazarus poem analysis Student’s Name The poem brings out some heavy complication, dark, and brutality in poetry. Plath composed the poem during her most productive and fecund creative period (Kages 2010). This poem has been highly lauded as Plath's best poems and this has consequently led it to become subject wide literary criticism. The literary critiques has largely interpreted this poem as an expression of Plath's suicidal attempts and impulses (Kages 2010). The poem is a mixture of extraordinarily bitter dramatic monologue and human oxymoron which is a female Lazarus as opposed to the biblical male. Plath decides to go against the expectations by painting a woman who does not conform to traditional society of women behavior- She is seen as angry and person who wants to revenge. She display high level of egocentrism as she used “I” twenty-two times and possessive noun “my” nine times. She has shown that she is powerful enough to carry out resurrection herself as opposed to biblical grateful man Lazarus in John 11:2 who was resurrected by Jesus.

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