David Palatinus: On "Anthropomorphism and Spectrality in Plath"

The box is locked, it is dangerous.[1]

I have to live with it overnight

And I can’t keep away from it.

There are no windows, so I can’t see what is in there.

There is only a little grid, no exit.


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