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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 ofPlath’s ideologies, her very strong feminist perspective, and being confessional poet, we couldassume that plath is the speaker. This poem is part of the book Ariel, which is where Plathbecomes more confident and independant, and is no longer the passive sufferer she was in herearlier poems. Unlike in the poems of Colossus, where she creates her identity though thememories of her father, in Daddy, she fully rejects herself from his identity. Not only does shecreate her own independant identity in the poems of Ariel, but specifically in “Daddy”, Plathpresents 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