Alienation and Self-destruction in Sylvia Plath's and Anne Sexton's Poetry

Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research
University of Algiers 2 Abou el Kacem Saâdallah


Faculty of Foreign Languages
Department of English


Alienation and Self-destruction in Sylvia Plath's and Anne Sexton's Poetry.

Dissertation submitted for the fulfillment of the degree of
Master in Anglo-Saxon Studies


Dissertation submitted by:
Djihad Boudehina

Supervisor:
Dr. Karima Saoudi

Academic Year:
2016/2017
BOARD OF EXAMINERS

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DEDICATION



To my mother
To my brothers
To my lovely little sister
To my MIMI


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


I would like to thank my supervisor Dr. Karima Saoudi for her kind guidance and support.
Special thanks to my kind colleague Amel Ghazi for her help and encouragement.
To all my precious teachers and classmates who helped overcome all the setbacks and hardships.


Abstract

The 1950s witnessed the birth of an outstanding style of writing; a new kind of poetry called "confessional" that changed the landscape of the American poetry as a whole. Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton were two of the leading figures of this style; most of their works contain strong feelings of estrangement and irresistible urges towards death which are scattered here and there in their poems and ...

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An Introduction to Confessional Poetry..............................15
Chapter Two: Sailing in the midst of the unconsciousness of Plath and Sexton:
I- Alienation:
1- Estrangement in Sylvia Plath's "Daddy"..............................18
2- Estrangement in Anne Sexton's "Her Kind" ..........................29

II- Self-destruction:
1- Annihilation in "Edge" ..........................................37
2- Annihilation in "Wanting to Die" ...............................43
Chapter Three: Comparison and Contrast Between Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton:
1- Roots of Alienation.................................................48
2- Art and Artists of ...

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