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Author Topic: Tarot and Poetry Analysis  (Read 6708 times)
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« Reply #2: November 27, 2007, 07:59:32 am »

Personally, I don't actually think tarot figures appear in the poem, or any of her poems. The figures are archetypal father-husband-god, daughter-wife-goddess stuff (Plath was a big Jung fan), and insofar as the tarot taps into those archetypes that's why there's an overlap in the symbolism.

I don't have her analysis in front of me, but I definitely know that she gave the role of the empress to Plath.  I don't think the connection to tarot is that clear, either.  The same person also saw electroshock therapy in the Bee Meeting, which I didn't see AT ALL.

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