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“Lady Lazarus” Context “Lady Lazarus” is a poem by Sylvia Plath that is about her suicide attempts and her yearning for death. She detests the temporal as it is merely “a theatrical ” Q1- Writers Values Plath has attempted suicide twice before the poem, but she failed both times. This gives her the notion she is somewhat indestructible, or at least has “ nine times to die” Plath often comments on being in contact with some divine force, not necessarily a deity or paranormal force, that’s allows for her genius when writing poetry is concerned This is also the driving force for her death, as her source of inspiration also provides her with the curiosity of the aftermath of death, “ there is a charge/ For the hearing of my heart” Plath has greatly progressed as a poet from “The Colossus.” Within this poem and the rest of the “Ariel,” Plath is much more concise with her language and she is much more straightforward Q2- Literary Choices

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