A Secret - Sylvia Plath information
Written on October 10th 1962, a year before her death in 1963
Sylvia Plath wrote “A Secret” just after she separated from her husband Ted Hughes as his secret was out about his affair with friend Assia Wevill.
Plath wrote the poem as part of the ‘Ariel’ collection, however following her death Hughes removed it from the published collection
Plath and Hughes’ son was born in January of 1962, however Ted seemed disappointed with the baby and treated him coldly - Ted’s affair began to dawn on Plath at this point as he would openly seem to…