Sylvia Plath (October 27, 1932 – February 11, 1963) was an American poet, novelist, and writer of short stories. Her most notable achievements came in the genre of confessional poetry, which often reflected her intense emotions and her battle with depression. Although her career and life were complicated, she won a posthumous Pulitzer Prize and remains a popular and widely studied poet.
When a lot of people think about Sylvia Plath, they think about her struggles with mental illness and her eventual suicide. Her actual work can get lost in the shuffle a bit, so this video really tries to focus on the poetry. You'll learn about Sylvia Plath's role as a feminist poet, and you'll also learn about her extraordinary ability to recreate the experiences of real life in beautiful and relatable way.
SOURCE: Crash Course Literature 216 (2014), The Poetry of Sylvia Plath, Duration: 11:17 mins; URL: https://youtu.be/iJn0ZPd6mYo