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Sylvia Plath has completely dumbfounded me. I never though anyone could create so much suffering and make it so real. I don't know... Is it just me or do her poems just make you feel sad - sad for her and sad for the world we live in. A world in which a girl with everything - Plath was successful, had a loving husband, two great kids and still she wasn't happy. What happened to her? She was so brilliant. Yet her mind was so deadly. So violent. I need an answer. Please someone. I am troubled by her thoughts and her tragic death. Can you pinpoint the day all her troubles started? Or was she born that way. Is depression a disease? I don't know. I have no experience of these things and can only think myself lucky. I would just like to know what you other Plath fans believe about her.

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Stevenson, Anne. Bitter Fame. Boston: A Peter Davison Book/Houghton Mifflin Company, 1989. xi, 59. Also of note about Sylvia is that it is essentially antifeminist; Plath is shown to be hysterical and dependent upon Hughes (and, to lesser extents, other men) to sustain her.

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in the realm of poetry. Poetry at its best is a drawing out of emotion by means of our common languages. I am not sure if I know (let me reflect a moment here), no, I am not sure if I know of another more worthy of the title (at least in the latter half of the last century), than Sylvia Plath. Who else lays bare their terrible interior, conjures archetypes, and flays conventions alive in their verse to the degree that she did? No one that I can think of, and certainly no one named Hughes. To call Sylvia Plath a 'woman poet' is ludicrous and so far beyond laughable as to embarrass the speaker...

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In order to gain more insights into Plath's life and to have an initially approachable biography, students will watch the film Sylvia. 8 Students will use a tool for evaluating film introduced by James Percoco in called the "historical head." The historical head is the outline of a head where students write the actions, thoughts, questions, and emotions of the character in the film. It is both a factual note-taking activity as well as source of interpretation and curiosity about the characters choices and actions. Students will have a historical head for Sylvia Plath on one side of a sheet of paper and on the other students will either have the historical head of Ted Hughes or Sylvia's mother. Historical heads allow for students to take notes but without being entirely distracted by a set of questions on a worksheet. In the head of Sylvia Plath students might write: "studied in England," "met Ted at a party," "tried to kill herself earlier," "jealous," "flirtatious," "Why does she still want to be with Ted?" or "What happened to her children after she killed herself?" These comments and questions are both broad and narrow. They make room for inferences and interpretations–essential components of biography. The film will add more layers to the story presented in the timeline and perhaps answer some of the questions that students had the previous day. Yet this is also an important opportunity to discuss point of view. The mingling of history and literature that go into making a film "based on a true story" provide students with a clear example of how biography bridges the two genres addressed in the class: history and literature. Just how far a filmmaker should stretch the truth to make a story interesting will make for an interesting discussion about choices and, perhaps, what is "truth" itself.

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Dear Morney,There is a photo of Dido in Anne Stevenson's biography of Plath . At least, there is in the edition I havewhich is a first edition. I would guess it's also in the other editions. There is also a picture of Sylvia in the Merwin'skitchen, holding Frieda. I tried googling Dido, but found nothing, so the biography may be your only option (you couldalso try a biography of W.S. Merwin if one exists, but since he is still alive one may not).

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Many people read the journals and find themdepressing, but I found in them much triumph. Plath, to me, succeeded famously in creating a 'writing life'--something I know and am constantly learning is an extremely difficult task. I will never cease to be fascinated withthe life of someone who 'flayed' herself into a great poet, and any new research that is unearthed in regards to thisamazing woman who I have grown to love as if she were myself I will be more than eager to read. If that makes me avoyeur, so be it! Lives lived are fascinating, and by studying lives lived we can learn how we are to best liveourselves.

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The culminating strategy will be a discussion of what makes a good question and what questions arise from reading and analyzing Plath's timeline. Questioning is a strategy in itself and one that I often model using Bloom's taxonomy. I challenge students to try to come up with questions that could have multiple answers all using the same source. For example, questions that rely on interpretation for answers. Why did Sylvia Plath commit suicide? Here students can say it was due to the demise of her marriage with Ted Hughes while others might contend she suffered from depression prior to meeting Hughes. Both are assertions made by various Plath biographers. Students are forced to make educated guesses that connect the pivotal moments in Plath's life.