Poems such as, “Lady Lazarus”, “Ariel”, and “Death & Company” are all great examples of her lonely and fuming feelings.
In the poem, “Lady Lazarus”, Sylvia Plath ends it with these line; “Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / And I eat men like air”.
The poems that composed Ariel have been primarily responsible for Plath’s after-death fame (Stevenson 2).
Sylvia expressed herself through increasingly angry and powerful poems.
The last and final time Sylvia would suffer from depression was in the worst winter of the century in 1963.
Her suicide attempt, in February, was successful due to the use of a gas oven (Wagner-Martin 2).
“For Plath, the most important things were always those she created: her poems, her children” (Kinsey-Clinton 5).
Sylvia’s difficult life and the things she went through contributed to the remarkable poetry she is now recognized for.
Once again, her feeling of neglect and let down by her husband are illustrated in her descriptive word choice and interesting rhyme scheme.
“Lady Lazarus” is a poem about her love-hate relationship with death and the agony she went through during the end of her marriage.