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Never again will a single story be told as though it is the only one.’ John Berger To what extent is this true in the light of your exploration of textual conversations? Paragraph 1- Fever and Fever 103- Sylvia’s identity or it might be better to do something with relationship between the two The notion of identity was a subject that both Sylvia and Ted discussed through Sylvia’s “Fever 103” and Ted’s “Fever”. Sylvia utilises the bifold nature of fever in her poem to discuss the exploration of her integrity(?). She employs the rhetorical question ,“Pure? What does it mean?” to set a platform for the analysis of her state. She establishes the purpose of the fever in the dreadful state that she was in through the use of biblical allusions. By alluding to “the tongues of hell”, a purifying element in hell that burns sinners of their sins to purify them, she is able to convey the hell like environment that she was imprisoned in. Furthermore, Plath writes about the fear of death, “Love, love, the low smoked roll from me like Isadora’s scarves, I’m in a fright.” The effective combination of the allusion to her love with Ted and the metaphor to Isadora’s scarf allows the audience to

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