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Literary Terms Metaphors by Sylvia Plath: The poem successfully describes the condition of a pregnant woman, her picture is beautifully made with the help of clear metaphors.
She mocks herself and her condition of her own pregnancy. All these metaphors show her little concern over pregnancy. Opposite to normal woman she is not excited, happy with upcoming baby. With the implications of these three metaphors, she boldly says she lacks maternal feeling which is, in general, natural during the period of gestation.
The conflict and confusion between the duty of a mother and feeling of individuality is a notable theme of this short poem. The speaker is found to have great fear of losing her individuality while performing the role of a mother. Plath seems ambivalent about motherhood.
She was a promising writer, poet and had rising academic career. The motherhood could set a boundary on her bright future in literary works. Her husband Ted Hughes was free from all these domestic chores and responsibilities of kids, so he was rather free to devote much time in writing.
The result is dissatisfaction, complain and resentment towards, children, husband and domestic tasks. In the biblical story, the first woman, Eve ate the apple with Adam and brought pain and suffering during child birth to all women. Plath here may be referring to the same apples which she had eaten a bag full and obviously waiting for the further inevitable pain and suffering throughout whole life.
In a deeper sense it is possible that the poet has another type of gestation in her mind besides the literal one. A poem, especially a modern one, has many facets and could bear more than one meaning.
The form of this modern poem — the nine syllables or nine lines are indicating the nine months of pregnancy required for the birth of a child Besides the literal and physical gestation, the poet might have an artistic gestation in her mind. The pain and pleasure are same for all types of creatures.
Everyone forgets the painful hours before the time of birth. Everyone becomes happy to see their own lovely new creation. The pregnancy of a mother, of a poet, of a writer, of a dramatist, of a musician, of an artist is the same.
There is no fundamental difference among the creators and the pain of gestation.Unquestionably, Lackoff and Johnson keenly explain how metaphors are critical to human thought and person-to-person interaction in “Metaphors We Live By” - “Metaphors We Live By” by George Lackoff and Mark Johnson introduction.
The two authors, a linguist and a philosopher, offer similar concepts though coming from . 7. G. Lakoff and M. Johnson's Metaphors We Live By (). Andrew Goatly's The Language of Metaphors () is a systematic elaboration.
8. Kurt Danziger's Generative metaphor and the history of psychological discourse in Leary et al. 9. Theodore Sarbin's Metaphors of unwanted conduct: a historical sketch in Leary et al. George Lakoff’s theory of Conceptual Metaphor (). This essay can be seen as a preliminary draft of Woman, and proliferation of responses to what he and Mark Johnson called the.
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Essay Metaphors We Live By - Metaphors We Live By In the book Metaphors We Live By, authors George Lakoff and Mark Johnson address the traditional philosophic view denouncing metaphor's influence on our world and our selves (ix).