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Lady Lazarus Symbolism, Imagery & Wordplay
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
The Holocaust—the systematic killing of millions of Jews by the Nazis during World War II—is a constant reference point for Lady Lazarus. She identifies with the victims of the Nazis, and consi...
Plath's poem is incredibly visceral. It's not afraid to imagine mangled and burned bodies, and we are forced to witness it all. "Lady Lazarus" has a real shock factor, and we have to look death rig...
While Lady Lazarus makes a lot of Holocaust references, she also makes a lot of circus (or carnival) references, too. Our speaker feels as if she's always on display for people to gawk at. She's an...
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