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Author Topic: Tarot and Poetry Analysis  (Read 6696 times)
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« Reply #6: November 28, 2007, 06:04:55 am »

Where is TC's resident tarot expert?  Grin

There are a few of us that could claim that title with various degrees of either hubris or humility, but if you're referring to me  (as the most vocal of the lot Cheesy) the problem is that I'm completely unfamiliar with Plath. 

If I put the amount of study into her that Treekisser has it is possible that I could work up a kind of 'tarot profile' of her work, or the various periods of it, but starting from a single poem and seeking tarot imagery as something 'placed' there can lead to a lot of stretching and twisting to fit.

Just from this one reading, it seems that the Empress suggestion could fit as a reversal rather than straight up.  Uncertain, barren, embracing victimhood, and a sly kind of 'control from beneath' might fit this one poem, but I haven't read the rest of the poems of this cycle so that is a very superficial observation.  Other Major Arcana reversals could fit as well, but as I said, it is a stretch.

So, no help here, I'm afraid.

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