by Sylvia Plath
Analysis: Shout Outs
When poets refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.
Literary and Philosophical References
- "There was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe" – nursery rhyme (lines 1-5)
- World War II (lines 16-18, 31-33, 42, 45-46, 48)
- Adolf Hitler (line 43)
- Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf (line 65)