Question : Read Sylvia Plath's poem "Metaphors". What is the significance of the title? Choose five of the metaphors in the poem and comment on their meaning in relation to the meaning of the poem as a whole.
Plath's "Metaphors" has a particularly significant title as it immediately makes the reader aware of what is to come in the poem. Through this title, the reader is conscious that the speaker will be writing about metaphors as
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but that purpose is often confused, also concurring with the meaning of the poem. Likewise, "a stage" (Line 7) is also an example of the poet's use of metaphor, as this imagery suggests the speaker is a phase or merely a stage to be performed upon.
It is therefore evident that Plath uses metaphors in this poem to convey the meaning of the poem as a whole in a way that is interesting to the reader.