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  1. The poem "Mad Girl's Love song" is a villanelle (A villanelle is a French poetry form of five three-line stanzas and a closing quatrain. The first and third lines of the first stanza alternately repeat in the subsequent stanzas.) It includes 19 lines, divided into five tercets (three-line stanzas),Read more

    The poem “Mad Girl’s Love song” is a villanelle (A villanelle is a French poetry form of five three-line stanzas and a closing quatrain. The first and third lines of the first stanza alternately repeat in the subsequent stanzas.) It includes 19 lines, divided into five tercets (three-line stanzas), with the final stanza being a quatrain,  Each of the tercets in “Mad Girl’s Love Song” follows the rhyme scheme ‘aba’, while the last quatrain switches to rhyme scheme ‘abaa’.

     

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  1. 1. Personification- E.g. The stars go waltzing out in blue and red. 2. Alliteration- Using a repeated sound at the start of several words that are grouped together is the literary device known as alliteration. E.g. drops,” and “dead”, “lift,” and “lids”, “drops,” and “dead”, “bewitched,” and “bed”,Read more

    1. Personification– E.g. The stars go waltzing out in blue and red.

    2. Alliteration– Using a repeated sound at the start of several words that are grouped together is the literary device known as alliteration. E.g. drops,” and “dead”, “lift,” and “lids”, “drops,” and “dead”, “bewitched,” and “bed”, “sung,” “me,” and “moon,” “struck,” “fires,” and “fade”, “seraphim,” and “Satan’s”, “drops,” “dead”, “drops,” “dead”.

     

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  1. The poem's speaker is a "mad" or mentally disturbed female, according to the title, which also reveals that she is singing an odd "love song." This girl is devastated on being abandoned. Then comes mental illness, insanity, love, betrayal, and heartache. The "mad girl" explores the troubles she hasRead more

    The poem’s speaker is a “mad” or mentally disturbed female, according to the title, which also reveals that she is singing an odd “love song.” This girl is devastated on being abandoned. Then comes mental illness, insanity, love, betrayal, and heartache. The “mad girl” explores the troubles she has managing her life and how her mental instability contributes to these difficulties.

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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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