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Women and Femininity
It's all but impossible to write a poem about pregnancy and not tackle the theme of women and femininity head on. That's just what Plath does in "Metaphors." In her slew of comparisons, she paints...
Let's face it: when a woman's pregnant, her looks change. That's just a fact of life. And it's this fact that Plath chooses to hone in on her pregnancy poem, "Metaphors." The visual imagery describ...
Versions of Reality
While we're not explicitly told that "Metaphors" takes place in a different world or dream reality, there's not much of the real world coming through in this poem. We have to break through a metaph...
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