Sylvia Plath's Poetry, Revision Notes

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Context 4

‘Morning Song’ 5

Summary 6

‘Child’ 7

Summary 8

Context

Sylvia Plath was born on October 27, 1932, in Boston, Massachusetts. Her mother, Aurelia Schober, was a master’s student at Boston University when she met Plath’s father, Otto Plath, who was her professor. They were married in January of 1932. Otto taught both German and biology, with a focus on apiology, the study of bees.

In 1940,...

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