After all, in this poem a mirror is able to talk, so why wouldn't it be able to turn into something else? A house is something that people live in; when the author compares herself to a house, she merely states that something is living inside her. . Just as bread gets larger as it cooks in an oven, the baby gets larger as it grows inside a mom. The death of her father when she was only eight years old commenced her lifelong despondency and insecurities. And I think that her having a baby was a joyous and new thing for her. In 1963, after this burst of productivity, she took her own life.
The speaker of this poem has her own take on pregnancy, and in true fashion it can come off as a little bitter. Money's new-minted in this fat purse. Another theme that clearly comes out is the fear she felt in the childhood. There is no doubt that she expresses a sort of melancholy to the situation, too, because she states that she's eaten a bag a green apples. This poem is divided into two parts. There are nine lines, and nine syllables in every line. The poem is written from her perspective, so, it is how she sees herself but I she is more happy than unhappy about the pregnancy.
She has no control over her future. Her metaphorical incrimination implies that the her Dad was in German air force, S. And while you may or may not ever get the chance to be pregnant yourself sorry, gents , it's a state of being that affects us all—even if it just means we have to give up our seat on the bus to the expectant mother who's about to pop. The woman, whom readers should assume is Plath herself, is discouraged by her physical appearance. Personification as Metaphor Even though the poem contains multiple metaphors, the metaphor involving the mirror dominates throughout. The fact that she says she's boarding a train that she can't get off of is another sign that she really isn't comfortable with the fact that she's pregnant. Man and woman each have half the material for life.
In any case, to me this is a 'perfect poem' and one of my all time favorites. Looking deeper into the poem, the mushroom is very relatable to a baby human and its creatio. On a more literal level, it may also be that she has over-eaten and feels bloated as this is often common among pregnant women. Metaphors is a part of Colossus and Other Poems, that expresses Plath's mixed feelings on being pregnant. She wrote about her mixed feelings and emotions.
The writer felt that both men, who tortured her, were so similar that it was enough murder one to revenge both. However, this is not your typical metaphor because it might be better described as a personification: Although the mirror is being likened -- that is, compared -- to a human, it is more significant that the mirror is given human attributes: The mirror is truthful, mediates, observes, and is faithful. Her poems were filled with deep metaphors that made them difficult to understand. This analogy can also depict a relationship between the mother and the child. This poem is about Plath talking of her father and herself and the lack of communication between the two.
They portrayed an 'in-your-face' reality with a dark satiric undertone, and she was labeled as a confessional poet. Just as the melon looks too big to be strolling on the tendrils, a mother could have a stomach that appears too big to be carried on her two small legs. The poet begins to explore some her more ambivalent feelings toward pregnancy in this line. The title itself sounds feminine. The poem compares a pregnant woman to many different items. When an expectant mother visits her doctor, she is checked physically, but very seldom is checked emotionally. On a deeper level, fruit is the by-product of reproduction.
This group of metaphors did tell a story, and I believe it was a story about pregnancy. He died like a vampire, from a stake that went through his heart. Ultimately, since there is nothing she can do about her pregnancy, she sees herself as having boarded a train which she cannot leave. For example, she uses a negative metaphor saying she is an elephant, meaning she thinks that she has become very fat since she got pregnant. The train takes her to a concentration camp, like it happened to the Jews during the Holocaust. The only way for the writer to picture the evil associated with her father was grotesque imagery and bright metaphors.
Unlike Eve, the poet confesses of eating a whole bag of them, also meaning that she is preparing herself to a world of sin and pain. Money's new-minted in this fat purse. This woman has looked into her mirror every day for many years now. When a woman is carrying a child, the world looks at her differently. She did a play of nines with this poem which tells me that each word was carefully chosen to get nine syllables in each line. It's almost as if this situation has stunted her life as is, which she was more than content with, or that there was more she wanted to do and now can't because she's.
The poem is basically about a woman looking into a mirror. Plath employed numerous stylistic tools to express her emotions. She entered and won many literary contests, and, while still in , she sold her first poem to The Christian Science Monitor and her first to Seventeen magazine. Also, it is not a good indication that a woman wants her child when she compairs the two births to that of livestock. By this point in the poem, we figure out that the riddle is about a pregnant woman, thanks to all the images of round things. Plath here may be referring to the same apples which she had eaten a bag full and obviously waiting for the further inevitable pain and suffering throughout whole life. It is also a hint to the modern slang of having a 'bun in the oven'.
This is the point in the poem where she becomes scared, she is not going to be the center of attention, because the baby will have more worth and value than her. Plath chose many metaphors to describe her pregnancy. It is easy to understand her true feelings towards her father. First, that Plath feels used. Plath loved being a mother, she loved babies. This line is also referring to the growth of the baby, because she is making the baby better every day.