In skin little smiling hooks”(20-21). Sylvia plath is not

In this essay , I will be discussing the  themes in Sylvia plath’s poems and its importance.The themes that i  have choosen are isolation and Death.The poems i will be using are Tulips,Lady lazarus,Full fanthom Five and Daddy.Isolation is one of the most common themes in sylvia plath’s poem,as Tulips  and many others poems are mainly about being lonely. The speakerof Tulips(Sylvia Plath) seems to isolate her self from the world. She tells us how disconnected she feels from the people around her. The images she uses to describe her situation turn people into objects, and takes away that comfort  people get from others.She likes being isolated. It’s not something she want to change, but a feeling to which she wants to hold on to. The problem is when the tulips remind her she’s not alone ,she has people around her.The other poem, that is manly about is “I am a nun now, I have never been so pure”(28).Nuns  live in a world,that is seperate from us, they can’t get married or have children. One of the things Sylvia Plath wants to get away from  her family , so she wants to be a nun. “My husband and child smiling out of the family photo;their smiles catch onto my skin  little smiling hooks”(20-21).  Sylvia plath is not like most people,she doesn’t want to spend time with other people including  her own family.She portraits them like the tulips,which are interfering with her  alone time.The other  theme is  death. In “Full Fathom Five,” she speaks of her father’s death and burial, mourning that she is forever exiled. In “The Colossus,” she tries  to put him back together again and make him speak. In “Daddy,” she is claiming that she wants to kill him herself, finally exorcising his vicious hold over her mind and her work.Death is also dealt with in terms of suicide, which can be related to her own suicide attempts and  death by suicide. In “Lady Lazarus,” she claims that she has mastered the art of dying after trying to kill herself multiple times. She tells that everyone is used to crowding in and watching her self-destruct. Suicide, though, is presented as a desirable alternative in many of these works. The poems suggest it would release her from the difficulties of life, and bring her transcendence wherein her mind could free itself from its corporeal cage. This desire is exhilaratingly expressed in “Ariel,” and bleakly and resignedly expressed in “Edge.” Death is an immensely vivid aspect of Plath’s work, both in metaphorical and literal representations.