Sylvia Plath - Full Fathom Five

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Summary - The speaker stands on a beach and describes her father figure in a way that is mythical and godlike. At the end of the poem the speaker infers that she may be considering suicide to return to her father.

Themes - Fathers/Parents and Children, Water, Danger, Colours - Blue/White

Structure - The three line stanzas nearly always are structured in a way so that the first and third lines are shorter than the secound. This creates an idea of waves due to the shape on the page. 

Imagery - Semantic fields include; water, violence/death, religion, mythology. The links to water and violence suggest the idea of the power of nature and the ocean. The links to religion and mythology could suggest the significance of the father figure to the speaker.



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