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A Discovery Through Poetry Poetry can be expressive strong intense and sometimes confusing Through all that poetry is and can be to certain individuals one thing is for sure its a discovery of oneself Some poems are about historical events some about emotions and thoughts some as simple as nature The most abstract poem can make one think of oneself One particular poem comes to mind when thinking of self-discovery Sylvia Plaths Daddy this poem is about discovering the truth of her father This poem is very strong in self-discovery and with a manifestation of what she wants to believe her father was evil due to his early death Another poem that deals with discovery of self is A Last Marriage by Virginia Hamilton Adair In this poem she faces death and loss at all angles in her life only to discover a garden that fills her with hope and understanding The garden symbolizes her last commitment thus her last marriage Poems make one think beyond what the words mean Poems are a window to the soul of the writer and in some cases of the reader Poems that open up their readers soul are the poems that help discover oneself In Plaths poem Daddy she develops a manifestation of her father She develops an evil individual someone whom would have been just as evil as a Nazi someone she doesnt even want to know Plath uses allusions in her poem of her father being a Nazi and her mother a Jew partially to make him the opposite of what he feels for him Plaths father died when she was eight years old left her hurt and angry most of her life Through this poem she makes comparisons to Hitler and the Jews as to be oppressed by her father Line 64 she exclaims I made a model of you A man in black with a Meinkampf look here she compares him to
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