Morning Song - Sylvia Plath Analysis

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MORNING SONG

Lexis/Imagery: 

  • absence of pronoun before "Love" suggests distance.
  • "fat gold watch" implies precious; time consuming; odd similie - distance?; Deist concept of God (watchmaker leaves watch../intricrate)
  • "moth breath" & "pink roses" produce delicate imagery
  • Non human imagery eg "watch" to describe child
  • Animal imagery "cow-heavy" suggests mother is only there to support and provide milk

Form:

  • free verse; lack of form indicates

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