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What relationship is not a Love-Hate relationship As we grow older and mature we harden like a rock and have to suffer the realization that perfection is a mirage on the horizon Sylvia Plath makes this clear in the undercurrents of her poem Daddy Plath reflects on her suffering not only of her loss of father but also on her childhood rough marriage and attempted suicide In the first stanza Plath makes a reference to a black shoe line 2 I believe this reference refers to her home black and her home-life shoe In this stanza Plath gives us the feeling that her home life was a bad dark and dreary one We also see in this first stanza the fear she has towards her father For years she lived with this fear barely able to do anything She says For thirty years poor and whiteBarely daring to breathe or Achoo lines 4-5 The second stanza begins with the narrator wanting to kill her father but her father dying before she could get a chance lines 6-7 Plath also saw her father as a god fearful and big She says Marble heavy a bag full of GodGhastly statue with one gray toeBig as a Frisco lines 8-10 The image the reader gets here is a tall statue made of marble of a god who was feared by the people Flowing into the third stanza Plath continues with her description of the statue of which she imagined her father to be like Even though she feared her father and wanted him to die she loved him After he has passed she wanted him back I used to pray to recover you line 14 Plath is unable to put to rest the memory of her father In stanza five Plath points out that she never spoke to her father and she does not know his background well She says
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