EXEGESIS 2.docx - Halana Lujan EN-210-01 C Schreiner You Drive Me Crazy An Exegesis of \u201cMad Girl\u2019s Love Song\u201d by Sylvia Plath \u201cNo one compares

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Halana LujanEN-210-01C. Schreiner You Drive Me Crazy: An Exegesis of “Mad Girl’s Love Song” by Sylvia Plath“No one compares to you, but there's no you, except in my dreams tonight.”Lana Del ReyPer Oxford Dictionary, poetry is a literary work in which the expression of feelings and ideas is given intensity using distinctive style and rhythm. 1Poetry has many distinguishing characteristics. It consists of short, condensed language rather than full sentences. It consists of indirect language and communicates meanings through poetic devices. Good poetry forces the reader to reread or linger on the poem. In poetry, sound is as important as sense. Poetry exists as verse or free verse. In poetry, less is more, meaning the author trims and tweaks the poem for maximum effect of indirection for the reader. Good poetry invokes all five senses, as well as personal experience, and includes the repertoire of poetic devices, emotion, and passion. Poetry has always and will always remain integral to ceremonial language. And finally, poetry always works by hints and achieves effects through defamiliarization. Poet and novelist Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts. She was a gifted and troubled poet, known for the confessional style of her work. In 1956, Plath married poet Ted Hughes, whom she went on to have two kids with. After Hughes left her for another woman in1962, Sylvia Plath fell into a deep depression. She wrote her only novel, The Bell Jar, which was based on her life and deals with one young woman’s mental breakdown. Herpoem, “Mad Girl’s Love Song,” which was published in 1953, is included in the biographical note appended to this novel. 2Mad Girl's Love Song by Sylvia Plath 1"I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead;(A)2I lift my lids and all is born again. (B)3(I think I made you up inside my head.) (A)4The stars go waltzing out in blue and red, (A)5And arbitrary blackness gallops in: (C)6I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.(A)7I dreamed that you bewitched me into bed (A)8And sung me moon-struck, kissed me quite insane. (D)9(I think I made you up inside my head.)(A)10God topples from the sky, hell's fires fade: (E)1 Oxford Dictionary Press. “Poetry.” (Oxford University Press, 2017).2Biography.com Editors. “Sylvia Plath Biography.com.” (A&E Television Networks, 2017)
11Exit seraphim and Satan's men: (B)12I shut my eyes and all the world drops dead.(A)13

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