Exploring Sylvia Plath’s Mindscape through Ted Hughes’s “Red”

(Image Source: http://culture.affinitymagazine.us/sylvia-plath-claims-abuse-by-ted-hughes-in-soon-to-be-published-unseen-letters/) Ted Hughes’s poetry often embodies the raw state of violence in the natural world. Most of his poems revolve around nature and are concerned with the struggle for survival in an animalistic world. For instance in his poem Pike, violence is not thrust upon the reader but is subtly suggested in a […]

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Ritual

The dupatta is wrung Around her neck, A noose To keep her body chaste And her screams Locked up.   Her torn limbs Expose pale bone and flesh Devoured by the men Who raped her and the dogs Who could not find a meal That day.   Her swaying corpse was burned, Leaving her drenched […]

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