Sylvia Plath 'Daddy' Analysis - Daddy I have had to kill...

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“Daddy, I have had to kill you”. In Daddy, plath figuratively discusses the killing of her father, and the relates the relationship between them to the holocaust. This poem is a reflection of Plath’s ideologies, her very strong feminist perspective, and being confessional poet, we could assume that plath is the speaker. This poem is part of the book Ariel, which is where Plath becomes more confident and independant, and is no longer the passive sufferer she was in her earlier poems. Unlike in the poems of Colossus, where she creates her identity though the memories of her father, in Daddy, she fully rejects herself from his identity. Not only does she create her own independant identity in the poems of Ariel, but specifically in “Daddy”, Plath presents herself One very prominent aspect in this poem is Plath’s use of colloquial diction. Its first evident from the title, which she named “Daddy”. And insted of using the word father, or even dad, by using

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