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On October 27 1932 in Bostons Memorial Hospital Aurelia Schober Plath and her husband Otto Plath 21 years her senior gave birth to a baby girl which they named Sylvia Otto Plath was a writer whose book Bumblebees and Their Ways was published in 1934 While Sylvia was still extremely young her father began to get rather ill He had his toe amputated only to be followed by his foot and later on his leg Shortly after these events another member of the Plath family was born Warren Plath came into the world on April 27 1935 Sylvia was 2 years old When Sylvia turned eight something happened that would hang over her for the rest of her life Her father Otto died a victim of diabetes mellitus According to her mother Sylvia had always been an overachiever After her fathers death her mother moved the family to Wellesly Massachusetts where Sylvia was placed in the sixth grade two years above those her age Throughout the rest of her grammar and high school years Sylvia was noted for being and extremely happy and cheery person Her first story And Summer Will Not Come Again was published in the 1950 August issue of Seventeen magazine The following November Seventeen also published her poem Ode on a Bitten Plum In 1950 she was offered a scholarship to Smith College There she continued achieving straight As maintaining her perfect streak She once wrote home to her mother saying I think I would like to call myself the girl who wanted to be God Plath Letters Home The summer after her junior year at Smith she was offered the position of guest managing editor of Mademoiselle magazine The same summer she went home and found out that she was denied acceptance to a Harvard writing class this ending her perfect streak She left a note to her family saying that she went out for a walk and that
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