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The Various Aspects of Love In Sylvia Plath's Poetry |

Shilpi Narwal, in Journal of Advances and Scholarly Researches in Allied Education | Multidisciplinary Academic Research


The early poetry of this century explored decadence and breakdownof values in both culture and individuals. At least this could be argued as acentral driving force in the Eliot of 'The Waste Land and Other Poems', ofPound's cantos and in parts of Yeats. But in these poets there remains thisassumption that they were writing not just of their own sense of a crisis ofvalues, but of that shared by a whole society, and they wrote from the positionof a strong and authoritative sense of their own purposeful identity.