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Wednesday, February 29

  1. page Her Life on a Line (Timeline) edited ... 1950: Graduated from Bradford Senior High School. 1950: Attended Smith College. ... at Mad…
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    1950: Graduated from Bradford Senior High School.
    1950: Attended Smith College.
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    at Mademoiselle magazine.
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    with highest honors.
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    in Cambridge.
    1956: Got married to Ted Hughes.
    1957: Started teaching at Smith College.
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    1961: She completed her novel “The Bell Jar”.
    1962: Son Nicholas was born. Also Ted and Plath got separated. (Plath discovers affair between Ted and woman named Assia)
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    Plath committed suicide.
    She
    suicide.She died on
    1982: Became the first poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize posthumously for, "The Collected Poems."
    2012: United States Postal Service releases a Sylvia Plath stamp.
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  2. page Her Life on a Line (Timeline) edited ... 1950: Graduated from Bradford Senior High School. 1950: Attended Smith College. ... Mademo…
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    1950: Graduated from Bradford Senior High School.
    1950: Attended Smith College.
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    Mademoiselle magazine. Attempted
    Attempted
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    highest honors. Also
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    received Fulbright
    1956: Got married to Ted Hughes.
    1957: Started teaching at Smith College.
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    1961: She completed her novel “The Bell Jar”.
    1962: Son Nicholas was born. Also Ted and Plath got separated. (Plath discovers affair between Ted and woman named Assia)
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    committed suicide.
    She died on February 11th, due to gas inhilation.

    1982: Became the first poet to receive the Pulitzer Prize posthumously for, "The Collected Poems."
    2012: United States Postal Service releases a Sylvia Plath stamp.
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  3. page Her Life on a Line (Timeline) edited ... 1955: Submitted her thesis "The Magic Mirror" and graduated from Smith with highest …
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    1955: Submitted her thesis "The Magic Mirror" and graduated from Smith with highest honors. Also received Fulbright scholarship to study in Cambridge.
    1956: Got married to Ted Hughes.
    1957: Returned to Massachusetts, studying with Robert Lowell. Started teaching
    1958: Shifted to Boston with Ted Hughes. Took creative writing seminars by Robert Lowell, where she met Anne Sexton and George Starbuck.
    1960: Plath’s collection of poetry, “The Colossus” got published. The same year her daughter Frieda was born.
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  4. page Her Life on a Line (Timeline) edited ... 1955: Submitted her thesis "The Magic Mirror" and graduated from Smith with highest …
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    1955: Submitted her thesis "The Magic Mirror" and graduated from Smith with highest honors. Also received Fulbright scholarship to study in Cambridge.
    1956: Got married to Ted Hughes.
    1957: Returned to Massachusetts, studying with Robert Lowell. Started teaching
    1958: Shifted to Boston with Ted Hughes. Took creative writing seminars by Robert Lowell, where she met Anne Sexton and George Starbuck.
    1960: Plath’s collection of poetry, “The Colossus” got published. The same year her daughter Frieda was born.
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  5. page Her Life on a Line (Timeline) edited ... 2012: United States Postal Service releases a Sylvia Plath stamp. {Stamp.jpg} Source: http…
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    2012: United States Postal Service releases a Sylvia Plath stamp.
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    Source: http://www.scribd.com/joyce_yim/d/44524869-Sylvia-Plath-Timeline
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  6. page Her Life on a Line (Timeline) edited ... {Clock.jpg} Sylvia Plath Timeline: ... Plath was born. born during the Great Depression…
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    Sylvia Plath Timeline:
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    Plath was born.born during the Great Depression on October 27th, in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood, to Auerlia and Otto Plath).
    1935: Brother Warren is born in April.

    1936: Shifted to Winthrop, Massachusetts with family.
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    the same year.year on November 5th.
    1942: The
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    Road, Wellesley, MassachusettsMassachusetts. (Moved over by mother following her father's death).
    1947: Received “The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards” for her painting
    1950: Graduated from Bradford Senior High School.
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Tuesday, February 28

  1. page Life in the 50's (Time Period) edited ... {derp.jpg} An Overview of the Times: The Postwar Booms Historians use the word “boom” to …
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    An Overview of the Times:
    The Postwar Booms
    Historians use the word “boom” to describe a lot of things about the 1950s: the booming economy, the booming suburbs and most of all the so-called “baby boom.” This boom began in 1946, when a record number of babies–3.4 million–were born in the United States. About 4 million babies were born each year during the 1950s. In all, by the time the boom finally tapered off in 1964, there were almost 77 million “baby boomers.”
    After World War II ended, many Americans were eager to have children because they were confident that the future held nothing but peace and prosperity. In many ways, they were right. Between 1945 and 1960, the gross national product more than doubled, growing from $200 billion to more than $500 billion. Much of this increase came from government spending: The construction of interstate highways and schools, the distribution of veterans’ benefits and most of all the increase in military spending–on goods like airplanes and new technologies like computers–all contributed to the decade’s economic growth. Rates of unemployment and inflation were low, and wages were high. Middle-class people had more money to spend than ever–and, because the variety and availability of consumer goods expanded along with the economy, they also had more things to buy.
    Moving to the Suburbs
    The baby boom and the suburban boom went hand in hand. Almost as soon as World War II ended, developers such as William Levitt (whose “Levittowns” in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania would become the most famous symbols of suburban life in the 1950s) began to buy land on the outskirts of cities and use mass production techniques to build modest, inexpensive tract houses there. The G.I. Bill subsidized low-cost mortgages for returning soldiers, which meant that it was often cheaper to buy one of these suburban houses than it was to rent an apartment in the city.
    These houses were perfect for young families–they had informal “family rooms,” open floor plans and backyards–and so suburban developments earned nicknames like “Fertility Valley” and “The Rabbit Hutch.” However, they were often not so perfect for the women who lived in them. In fact, the booms of the 1950s had a particularly confining effect on many American women. Advice books and magazine articles (“Don’t Be Afraid to Marry Young,” “Cooking To Me Is Poetry,” “Femininity Begins At Home”) urged women to leave the workforce and embrace their roles as wives and mothers. The idea that a woman’s most important job was to bear and rear children was hardly a new one, but it began to generate a great deal of dissatisfaction among women who yearned for a more fulfilling life. (In her 1963 book “The Feminine Mystique,” women’s rights advocate Betty Friedan argued that the suburbs were “burying women alive.”) This dissatisfaction, in turn, contributed to the rebirth of the feminist movement in the 1960s.
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    The Civil Rights Movement
    A growing group of Americans spoke out against inequality and injustice during the 1950s. African Americans had been fighting against racial discrimination for centuries; during the 1950s, however, the struggle against racism and segregation entered the mainstream of American life. For example, in 1954, in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case, the Supreme Court declared that “separate educational facilities” for black children were “inherently unequal.” This ruling was the first nail in Jim Crow’s coffin.
    Many Southern whites resisted the Brown ruling. They withdrew their children from public schools and enrolled them in all-white “segregation academies,” and they used violence and intimidation to prevent blacks from asserting their rights. In 1956, more than 100 Southern congressmen even signed a “Southern Manifesto” declaring that they would do all they could to defend segregation.
    Despite these efforts, a new movement was born. In December 1955, a Montgomery activist named Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give her seat on a city bus to a white person. Her arrest sparked a 13-month boycott of the city’s buses by its black citizens, which only ended when the bus companies stopped discriminating against African American passengers. Acts of “nonviolent resistance” like the boycott helped shape the civil rights movement of the next decade.
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    The Cold War
    The tension between the United States and the Soviet Union, known as the Cold War, was another defining element of the 1950s. After World War II, Western leaders began to worry that the USSR had what one American diplomat called “expansive tendencies”; moreover, they believed that the spread of communism anywhere threatened democracy and capitalism everywhere. As a result, communism needed to be “contained”–by diplomacy, by threats or by force. This idea shaped American foreign policy for decades.
    It shaped domestic policy as well. Many people in the United States worried that communists, or “subversives,” could destroy American society from the inside as well as from the outside. Between 1945 and 1952, Congress held 84 hearings designed to put an end to “un-American activities” in the federal government, in universities and public schools and even in Hollywood. These hearings did not uncover many treasonous activities–or even many communists–but it did not matter: Tens of thousands of Americans lost their jobs, as well as their families and friends, in the anti-communist “Red Scare” of the 1950s.

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    -http://www.enotes.com/1950-lifestyles-social-trends-american-decades/womens-roles
    -http://www.last.fm/group/Live%2BLike%2BIn%2BThe%2B50%2527s%2B%2526%2B60%2527s
    -http://www.history.com/topics/1950s
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    Societal roles were standard, but slowly changing in favor of women as they began to uphold a greater standing in the labor workforce following World War II. Simply put, they were bored weaving, mending, and maintaining in the household and many sought something more intellectually stimulating. Sylvia Plath was one such women, whose achievements as a successful poet and writer are accentuated by the times that harbored her growth and development.
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    An Overview of the Times:
    Image and Information Sources:
    -http://corginews.blogspot.com/2008/09/women-of-50sfluff-or-ironmaiden.html
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Monday, February 27

  1. page Moving Pictures (Videos) edited Videos and Recording of/about Sylvia Plath: ... documentaries and commentaries. commentaries, …
    Videos and Recording of/about Sylvia Plath:
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    documentaries and commentaries.commentaries, and the ever so rare interview with her. In 2003,
    Information about the movie: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0325055/
    Vidoes:
    Documentary made on Sylvia Plath in the 90's:
    A rare interview with Sylvia from October 30th,1962 (With Peter Orr):
    Sylvia and Ted:
    Sylvia's depression and attempted suicide:
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