Over the weekend, you should be making notes to prepare for group presentations on ‘Blackberrying’ and ‘Sleep in the Mojave Desert’. These presentations will take place on Tuesday 28th June, with class time to prepare on Monday. Make sure you take the weekend to analyse the poems and the themes fully.
Discuss and make notes on how Plath explores the below themes in ‘Blackberrying’ and ‘Sleep in the Mojave Desert’
- The speaker’s relationship with nature/the natural world
- The role of nature in exploring wider themes
- The fragility of life
- The sublime, i.e. the speaker’s awareness of her own smallness compared to nature’s grandeur.
I’ve also attached the poems below: