Sylvia Plath's- Morning song analysis

  • Morning Song- Plath
    • Title
      • Childs first cry
      • Motherhood-first song heard in the morning
      • Poem sung to the baby
      • Morning or mourning
    • Imagery+ symbolism ect
      • "gold watch"
        • Prize possesion
        • Heart beat
        • Watch maker
        • Timeless
          • "Victorian nightgown"
        • Un-human
          • "New statue"
            • Imagery+ symbolism ect
              • "gold watch"
                • Prize possesion
                • Heart beat
                • Watch maker
                • Timeless
                  • "Victorian nightgown"
                • Un-human
                  • "New statue"
                    • An Arundle Tomb
              • "Nakedness"
                • Fall -Innocence experience
              • 3rd Stanza= Water cycle
                • Lack of control, seeing self, cycle of females having children
              • "Moth-breath"
                • delicate image – one that, like  wings, is barely noticeable,in the silence of the night
                • Contrast "bold cry"- settling in
              • synaesthesia
                • Vowels rise like balloons sensory  (baby and mum)
            • An Arundle Tomb
      • "Nakedness"
        • Fall -Innocence experience
      • 3rd Stanza= Water cycle
        • Lack of control, seeing self, cycle of females having children
      • "Moth-breath"
        • delicate image – one that, like  wings, is barely noticeable,in the silence of the night
        • Contrast "bold cry"- settling in
      • synaesthesia
        • Vowels rise like balloons sensory  (baby and mum)
    • Form and meter
      • Free verse-Lacks conventional "song" like form-rhyme rhythm meter
        • Confessional-Showing her unconventional feelings about motherhood
        • New experiences-birth, motherhood
    • Speaker
      • Possibly Plath?
      • I and you =distance
        • "You"-newborn, no name
          • "staue" and "cat" lacks personality- un human
          • Unsure on how to address "you", new experience
      • "You"-newborn, no name
        • "staue" and "cat" lacks personality- un human
        • Unsure on how to address "you", new experience
    • Setting
      • Hospital
        • "Drafty museum"
      • new home
        • "flat pink roses"
      • Mind of the speaker
        • Confessional,
    • Sound
      • Short sentances
        • Busy chaotic new life
      • Assonanse
        • Repeating vowel sounds
          • Baby breathing
          • Spoken word
    • Context
      • 1st poem in Ariel- New start (1965) after death, juxtaposes the ideas within the poem
        • Discussing  Plath coming to terms with motherhood, after giving birth to Frieda-(1961)

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