Plath – Arrival of the Bee Box

Hello folks,

Tomorrow, I’ll be out of class at an appointment. While I’m away, I’d like you to discuss, analyse and take notes on ‘Arrival of the Bee Box’.

Here’s some tips to get you started:

Arrival of the Bee Box

In this poem, Plath’s speaker expresses a desire to be in control, and feels she has to deal with a dangerous situation.

At first she is not in control. She panics. She has a debate with herself and then she makes a calm decision.

As you analyse the poem, remember to focus on PROSODY as well as her use of language:

  • Alliteration 
  • Consonance
  • Sibilance
  • Onomatopoeia
  • Assonance
  • Rhyming
  • Internal Rhyme 
  • Cross Rhyme
  • Rhythm

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