Sylvia Plath Personification

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What do you think when you hear excluded, not good enough, not equal. It makes someone feel put down or feel like they're not good enough. This is how most women felt in the 1950’s and 60’s, most women were expected to stay home, be a household wife who were not allowed to get jobs, and had only one thing to do. It was a difficult time for women because most of the time they were abused, and bossed around by superior men. The only “job” they had was to stay at home cook, clean, and take of their children if they had any. Today majority of people don't think this problem exist today, but even over 50 years later women still fight for equality both in society, and their personal lives. The poem “Edge” written by Sylvia Plath is viewed through …show more content…
It's about Plath’s struggles and she is on the Edge of her life because of her oppression. “Feet seem to be saying: we have come so far, it is over” (Plath n.p.). This quote shows Plath’s struggles she is experiencing she has tried again and again to be what she wants to be yet she is still not accepted and not good enough. Plath uses many literary devices in her poem one is personification. “The moon has nothing to be sad about, staring from her hood of bone” (Plath n.p.). This shows an example of personification, this quote is showing that the world does not care about what happens in someone's life meaning the world has no feelings, and can't sense when someone is feeling forgotten. In line 7 of “Edge” Plath writes “Them back into her body as petals of a rose close in the garden…” (Plath n.p.). This quote shows an example of a simile, and it means that Plath is closing herself from the world because of the oppression that she has experienced. The first thing that Plath expresses in her poem says “The woman is perfected” (Plath n.p.). Plath thinks the her gender is where she wants it to be at she thinks her work as a feminist poet is complete, but as the poem goes on she realizes there is a lot of unfinished work. One final quote from Plath’s poem best describes her purpose of writing what she wrote, it says “She is used to this sort of thing” (Plath n.p.). She is explaining that all women can relate to the same problems Plath has, and that they are used to being put down as a young women in