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  1. Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line such as the sound of /a/ in “They are dancing and stamping on you” and the sound of /e/ in “I was ten when they buried you”. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between the different objectsRead more

    1. Assonance: Assonance is the repetition of vowel sounds in the same line such as the sound of /a/ in “They are dancing and stamping on you” and the sound of /e/ in “I was ten when they buried you”.
    2. Metaphor: It is a figure of speech in which an implied comparison is made between the different objects. The poet has compared her father, husband, and most men, in general with, ‘Black shoe’; ‘Ghastly statue’; ‘Panzer- man’ and ‘Vampire’.
    3. Personification: Personification is to give human qualities to inanimate objects. The poet describes her father as a train taking her to a concentration camp. For example,

    “An engine, an engine

    Chuffing me off like a Jew.”

     

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    In her poem "Daddy," Sylvia Plath expresses her personal feelings towards her father through passionate and occasionally painful analogies. The speaker of the poem begins by strikingly portraying her father in a variety of ways. He is simultaneously a Nazi, a fascist, a vampire, and the "black shoe"Read more

    In her poem “Daddy,” Sylvia Plath expresses her personal feelings towards her father through passionate and occasionally painful analogies. The speaker of the poem begins by strikingly portraying her father in a variety of ways. He is simultaneously a Nazi, a fascist, a vampire, and the “black shoe” she was imprisoned in. She was trapped by his life both when he was living and ever since he passed away. She is attempting to fight against the way he holds her back and confines her. To get away from her father, she must “murder” him.

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