Date Thesis Awarded

5-2008

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelors of Arts (BA)

Department

English

Advisor

Henry Hart

Committee Member

Christy L. Burns

Committee Member

Susan Van D'Elden Donaldson

Committee Member

Silvia Roxana Tandeciarz

Abstract

Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes, one of the 20th-century's literary power marriages, saw each other as each other's muse. As a result, they developed a common text--a unified work that emerges from two seemingly disconnected collections -- that allows them "speak" with each other even after Plath's death in 1963. In my paper, I explore constructions of the muse and Harold Bloom's concept of poetic influence, and ultimately expose how Plath and Hughes wrote their common text.

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Comments

Thesis is part of Honors ETD pilot project, 2008-2013. Migrated from Dspace in 2016.

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