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Fever 103°

Sylvia Plath

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Added by: VAN (H) ALLEN
This poem is one of my favorites. This poem is about her relationship with Ted. I think it starts off inferring about the affair Ted had with his mistress. She uses elements such as (the weak hot house baby) conveying her to be the innocent victim of this adultery and stressing the misdeeds of man (Hiroshima), and references to hell and sin.

While separated, she question if they could still have a chance. Part of her still wanted to reconcile. (Darling, all night/ I have been flickering, off, on, off, on.....)

and from that point on she goes to illustrate a one last sexual encounter between her and Ted.( the beads of hot metal fly) Even during this romp, she still feels torn(your body hurts me as the world hurts god) as if her pains were self inflicted, or to also stress the pleasure .

Toward the end none of this matters. She is taken over by the brief euphoria of orgasm

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