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Running Head: HOLOCAUST POETRY
Daddy by Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plat is a poet who is well recognized for writing "Daddy," one of the most
controversial holocaust poems. Nonetheless, some section of the controversy over her poem
daddy is somewhat demographic. Sylvia is an American who is not connected to the holocaust
autobiographically. Her father was a German but had nothing to do with the Nazis. In her poem,
Sylvia has generally used holocaust and some genocidal activities against the Jewish people as
an allegorical megaphone. By using similes in one of the stanzas like "Cuffing me off like a
Jew.. to Auschwitz, Belsen, Dachau” add details to her psychological atrocities...
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