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In Sylvia Plaths poem Lady Lazarus she horrifically describes the yearning for attention she has always wanted By using the most expressive ways possible she entrances the audiences imaginative minds by unleashing this literary work She uses symbolism theme and imagery throughout this poem to help see the true meaning of this piece Lady Lazarus is a poem meant to open the audiences eyes to the world of evil and shame Perhaps the significance of death in this poem is a symbol of what has happened or what is yet to come In every way possible Plath has found ways to incorporate the doings of the Holocaust into this literary work As reading this poem the true definition and meaning is to derive all of her weaknesses and heartfelt guilt into one memorable moment like the Holocaust The speaker does not only convey her true yearning from the poem she also concocts a theme The theme of this poem is the increased value of dying She places such a high value on death She wants to be wealthy in that sense so she wants to give the most valuable thing she has--her life From all the tries she still fails miserably This only gives her more strength and more of a determination to end it In line 1 I have done it again Lady Lazarus is expressing her frustration of committing suicide again but to no avail She knows she is not dead Line 21 mentions And like the cat I have nine times to die She is referring to the countless times of dying but being brought back by somebody who finds her Unlike the victims of the Holocaust she can come back She tries to commit suicide and each time she feels that she succeeds she ends up alive In line 43-45 Lazarus says Dying is an art like everything else I do it exceptionally well She is putting a sense of irony
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