Bring on the tough stuff - there’s not just one right answer.
- What effect does the use of "Daddy" instead of "Father" have on this poem?
- Does the speaker mean that every woman loves a Fascist, or is she being sarcastic?
- What is the effect of the comparison between the speaker's father and Nazis?
- Could the "Daddy" figure in this poem be a metaphor for something besides the speaker's literal father?
- How much of this poem do you think was autobiographical for Plath? How much was made up? Does it matter to you as a reader whether or not the poem is autobiographical?
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