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'Metaphors' by Sylvia Plath - critical review.
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The poem 'metaphors' by Sylvia Plath deals with strong issues of pregnancy. The poem was written when she was pregnant. She wrote about her mixed feelings and emotions.
The poem itself is a metaphor. In the word 'metaphor' there are nine letters. There are nine lines, and nine syllables in every line. Apparently there are also nine months of pregnancy. Each line is a metaphor and each line represents different stages of pregnancy.
Line nine "Boarded the train there's no getting off" suggest that it is inevitable. There is no turning back. She has no control over her future. She is going through the firstly month of pregnancy and so fears about the outcome. It's also a humorous line because "no getting off" in colloquial terms means they'll be no sex for a while.
Line eight represents the second month of pregnancy. "I've eaten a bag of green apples". "Bag of green apples" could suggest lumpiness, perhaps she is starting to feel the weight of the baby. The words, digestion, queasiness stomach ache all relate to morning sickness. Morning sickness is essential at the early stage of pregnancy. The line could also suggest that a
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