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Lady Lazarus

Lady Lazarus


by Sylvia Plath

Lady Lazarus: "Lady Lazarus": The Basics Quiz

Think you’ve got your head wrapped around Lady Lazarus? Put your knowledge to the test. Good luck — the Stickman is counting on you!
Q. What animal does Lady L compare herself to?

A dog
A cat
A hippo
An oyster
Q. How many times, according to the poem, has Lady L died?

One hundred
Q. In the poem, what is "an art"?

Q. What major world event does Plath reference in the poem?

The Holocaust
A circus or carnival
"Kubla Khan"
The Olympics
Q. What mythical creature does Lady L compare herself to?

A centaur
A hippogriff
A phoenix
A sphinx