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sylvia plath

            Reading Sylvia Plaths poems and knowing little about her life, a psychological aspect is obvious. To people less familiar with Plaths works they can read poems like the Bell Jar and "Metaphors" to get a taste of what Plath's psychological foundation was, or her unfortunate oven suicide. In "Metaphors" we explore Plath's feelings on pregnancy. Reading this poem one is able to look a deeper into the psychology of Plath, and what she is feeling at this time in her life. She puts her psychological state in the head of her readers. Sylvia Plath's writing always had a way to make the reader understand how she was feeling about trials in her life; Plath pulled her readers in her world. . Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors" concentrates on the psychology of pregnant women, and the apprehension Plath had during this time in her life. .
             Plath expresses her feelings about the pregnancy as well as the structure of the poem. In her poem, Plath chooses many metaphors to describe her pregnancy. I felt that these metaphors were describing something that she was not enjoying or looking forward to. The objects she chose to use to express her feelings gave me an uncomfortable feeling of the pregnancy. The line in which she refers to a, "ponderous house" brings me to a vision of shelter." Sylvia feels that she is sheltering something, but has to think deeply about sheltering this object. She feels it is sacred and maybe not worthy to hold it. There may be a bit of nervousness or unworthiness. .
             The line, "Boarded the train there's no getting off," supports her feelings of regret. She sounds as if she has no other choice or option other than to be or remain .
             pregnant. The line almost hints that she is stuck, so she has to continue with the decision. These feelings of regret seem to be alongside her mixed feelings. Not knowing what her life was like at this time, readers can only guess she wasn't at the greatest emotional state, .

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