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Daddy a poem written by Sylvia Plath describes her true feelings about her deceased father Throughout the poem I found many instances that illustrate a great feeling of hatred toward the authors father She begins by expressing her fears of her father and how he treated her Subsequently she conveys her outlook on the wars being fought in Germany She continues by explaining her life since her father and how it has related to him In the first stanza I realized that Sylvia Plath is scared of her father It is quite clear that she never spoke up to him to defend herself In the first line it is apparent that something is ending You do not do you do not do any more black shoe 1-2 this shows that she feels that her father cannot hurt her anymore Also she knows that she has to let him know how she feels In which I have lived like a foot for thirty years poor and white barely daring to breathe or achoo 3-5 this expresses her fear of her father and illustrates the fact that she has remained silent unable to speak up or even breath any words against him Daddy I have had to kill you You died before I had time-- 6-7 this portrays the extent of her hatred toward him That she was so appalled by his character that she would end his life if only she had the strength But he died before she grew strong enough to stand up to his horrible countenance The next portion of the poem Marble-heavy a bag full of God Ghastly statue with one grey toe big as a Frisco seal 8-10 shows how large she sees his presence Comparing him to the weight of marble with the powers of God However the one grey toe
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