Posted by: chartroose | February 20, 2008

Sylvia Plath vs Maleficent

My dad didn’t believe that I found Ms. Plath’s recitation of Fever 103° frightening until I played it for him.  He then agreed that it was disturbing, and said she sounded sort of like Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.  Here is a comparison of the two.  You can decide for yourself.

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  1. Omg! You’re right! The resemblence is striking. I never knew Sylvia Plath had such a deep voice. From her pictures, I always assumed that she had a high, girly voice. She also sounds so…what’s the word?… intelligent? classy? like she could be a celebrated Shakespearian actress? If memory of English lit class serves me right, didn’t Plath come from New England? I detect an English accent, or maybe it’s one of those high class, blue-blood accents found on Ivy league campuses throughout the East coast.

  2. Hi T Y–

    During the podcast, Carrie Wayson said that she’d picked up a bit of an English accent as a kind of an affectation, so you’re absolutely right.

    I kind of got the feeling from the recital that Plath was quite conceited, or maybe it was the content of the poem that made her seem so.

  3. […] My dad didn’t believe that I found Ms. Plath’s recitation of Fever 103° frightening until I p…This blog also has another post describing experiances with Plath’s work. […]

  4. Heavens — I think I’d rather read it!

  5. […] and her voice (one of the many in my head) was just like Maleficent’s too!  Watch the clip in this post if you’ve forgotten about the shudderworthiness of […]


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