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Nike and Apollo in Barren Woman

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Barren Woman, Sylvia Plath, 1961

Plath, Sylvia. “Barren Woman.” The Collected Poems of Sylvia Plath, ed. Ted Hughes. New York: Harper Perennial, 2008.

Plath’s reference to Nike and Apollo in line 7 is an example of

A

hyperbole.

B

dramatic irony.

C

verbal irony.

D

situational irony.

E

understatement.