Metaphors was written in March 1959 when Sylvia Plath mistakenly believed she might be pregnant. In her journal of 20th March the original title was Metaphors for a Pregnant Woman but this was shortened for publication, which came a year later.
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Sylvia Plath: Poems essays are academic essays for citation. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of Sylvia Plath's poetry.
The prince leans to the girl in scarlet heels,
Her green eyes slant, hair flaring in a fan
Of silver as the rondo slows; now reels
Begin on tilted violins to span
The whole revolving tall glass palace hall
Where guests slide gliding into light like wine;
Rose candles flicker on the lilac wall
Reflecting in a million flagons' shine,
And glided couples all in whirling trance
Follow holiday revel begun long since,
Until near twelve the strange girl all at once
Guilt-stricken halts, pales, clings to the prince
As amid the hectic music and cocktail ...
This version of How to Write a Metaphor was reviewed by Megan Morgan on February 11, 2015.