Responses to "Daddy" (F14)
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TimestampChoose your classYour HouseYour name1. What does the title “Daddy” (versus “father,” “papa,” “pop,” etc.) tell you about the speaker’s relationship with the father? 2. What picture emerges of the speaker’s relationship to the father from different metaphors the speaker uses to describe the father and herself? “Daddy” is like a) a black shoe in which the speaker has been confined, b) a colossal statue that stretches across the United States, c) God, d) a Nazi, e) a Swastika, f) a teacher, g) the Devil, and h) a vampire. 3. What does it tell you about the speaker-father relationship that the speaker has had to “kill” her father but also used to pray to “recover” him? That the speaker “[a]t twenty… tried to die/And get back, back, back to [the father]”?5. If, after trying to commit suicide, the speaker was put back together with glue...6. What is the effect of the husband and father's portrayal as vampires?7. The poem's rhythm and constant repetition of the sound /oo/ (as in the words "do,' "shoe," "Achoo," "you," “Jew,” "gobbledygoo," “through,” etc.) makes it sound like8a. What is the tone of the poem? 8b. From what keywords did you deduce the poem's tone?9. Towards the end of the poem the speaker repeats the phrase “I’m through.” Considering that she also uses the word “through” to mean “communicate” in the sentence “The voices just can’t worm through,” do you think “I’m through” means “I finally got through to you” or “I’m done” (or both, or something else?)10. In a reading of the poem for BBC Radio, Plath said that the poem was “spoken by a girl with an Electra complex. Her father died while she thought he was God. Her case is complicated by that fact that her father was also a Nazi and her mother very possibly part Jewish. In the daughter the two strains marry and paralyse each other – she has to act out the awful little allegory once over before she is free of it.” Look up the Electra complex and explain how it explains the relationship of the speaker with the father/husband.11. If you had to choose a Love theme for “Daddy” it would be4. What does “Ich, ich, ich, ich” mean in English? How does it illustrate the speaker’s notion of having his/her tongue “stuck in a barb wire snare”? How does it illustrate the speaker’s need to exist as an individual separate from the father?
9/25/2014 19:49:255812 (5:45)ShakespearemariaIt makes the speaker sound like she is a little girl.The picture that is given off to the reader is that she cannot decide whether she completely hates or loves her dad. She refers to him as God and a teacher yet also refers him to the terrible devil, vampire and Nazi. He had to be killed in her heart and mind. I would guess that she prayed because she felt guilty for having those thoughts and wishes. The "[a]t twenty...tried to die/And get back, back back to [the father]'? That part sounds like she tried committing suicide and failed. Thus feeling consumed by her pain.she can never feel quite herself againInstead of giving life they sucked the life out of her.Like ghost from her past haunting her hence the"OOH"

Dr. X: Interesting
worshipful/reverent/adoring, sad/mournful, nostalgic/regretful, somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offended, sincere/honest, painful God, German, Swastika, Vampire, I have had to kill you. etc.Both. And that she is through meaning done with it all.Electra complex - a daughter's unconscious unresolved sexual attraction to her father. I am not sure if that is the case in the poem "Daddy" (1960) obviously the damage is done and there are serious unresolved childhood issues. The speaker’s need to communicate with a father she loves and hates.You can see her struggle to proclaim who she is and how she feels as a daughter,a woman and a human being.
9/27/2014 11:34:425812 (5:45)MorrisonSteveDaddy is more affective, more innocent and pure.a) Her Daddy was everything for her. She only lived for him.
b) A strong man, influencing her everywhere she was.
c) Her Daddy was like God for her, he was her everything.
d) A nightmare, a monster.
e) A conviction, a religion.
f) A person full of knowledge.
g) A malign person, full of hate
h) a character used to describe how slowing she was dying
She resents him, but wishes she could revive him to express her hate for him. But this makes her angry for even trying.

Dr. X: I like how your answer reflects the complexity of the speaker's feelings.
she is schizophrenic, she can never feel quite herself againThe suffering she had to lived because of both men, her father and her husband. They were killing her slowly by "drying" her socking her blood.bothsad/mournful, angry/bitter/offendedBastard, Brute, Fascistby reading Plath's Biography, it seems that "I am through" means that she cannot anymore with this world, with the struggle she is feeling and she is through, meaning that she wants to be with him and she will commit suicide what she did.Her father died when she was 8 years old, when a Kid is in process of developing his/her personality and defines his or her sexual desires for mother or father. By this time He was Like God for her. He was so psychologically strong to her that his presence blinded her, his presence dictates her life. She tried to marry a man that is similar to her father so that she can keep his image close to her to feel he never left. She could not finish the Phallic stage satisfactorily. The speaker's masochistic desire for authoritarian men. 

Dr. X: Interesting.
it is German that means I, I, I, I. She compares the fact that she could not talk to her father for the fear she used to feel of his father with the fact that Jewish people lived the Holocaust in the concentrations camp.
9/29/2014 0:39:205812 (5:45)Morrison House AladdinThe author uses the word "daddy" to show her affection for her father. Daddy is like what a young girl would call her father when she wants something.a) She feels she is stuck with him.
b) She sees him as someone important in her life like a statue going across the US.
c) God usually refers to someone who is like that persons everything. She could have felt like someone who had complete control over her.
d) Her thought of him being a Nazi is her feels that he is evil.
e) Swastika which is black and used by Nazis shows more of her hate towards her father.
f)someone she respected.
g) her fear and hate towards him.
h) she feels like he is a monster who has made her weak.
it tells you that she tried to let her father go after he died but because he had such an impact on her life, she was willing to take her own life to be with him again.she is fragile like a china doll, she can never feel quite herself againIt gives the reader the image of how the the husband is like her head father that drinks her blood or makes her weaker. Its like her father coming bad from the dead.a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” angry/bitter/offended"kill" "not pure not true" "swastika" "fascist" "black Telephones" "bastard" i think it means I'm done because she has someone just like him and she cut her communications with her dead father.It explains the relationship of the speaker with the father/husband because her husband is decided as almost exactly the same as the father. Electra complex is a theory that women seek men that are like their father. which is exactly what she did.The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life."ich" means "i". So its illustrates that she is afraid to say anymore because her tongue might get cut on "barb wire snare" if she does. It shows that she needs to separate herself from her father to get her own words through.
9/29/2014 7:49:260858 (2:15)ShakespeareRockyIt seems strict and stern. The speaker does not give her father a nickname, for ex papa or pop so we can assume it is not a great relationship.To me it seems like she is distant from him and there is no real connection or relationship. Its as if he is so many different things (majority which are bad images). She views him as a big figure and she is small in comparison.She has a love/hate relationship with him.she is fragile like a china dollThis wording is used to describe all the anguish, pain and sorrows she had to endure with her father. This is her relationship with him.A twisted and violent nursery rhymepassionate/ardent, thoughtful/contemplative, somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offended, defiant/resistant, sincere/honestThe tone to me is angry, violent and resentful.I don't think she completely got through to him seeing as how he may be dead (and she may have killed him in real life or in her mind). To me she now has "closure" and that's why after all these years she can close the book on that chapter in her life.

Dr. X: Since Daddy is a figure of the real dad, she could get through by writing the poem.
Electra complex: Competition of daughter with her mother over her fathers attention. Also has to do with the formation of the daughters identity during the stage of childhood to adulthood (becoming a woman).
To me it shows that she is trying to get her fathers attention and her voice will definitely now be heard and she is in control.
The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life.Its something disturbing or ugly. Its hard for her to relate to him ore even be associated to him. She feels she is nothing like him and is completely seperate.
3/26/2015 13:15:305812 (5:45)MorrisonNatalieHer relationship with her father is very violent. She sound like she didn't have a good relationship with him. This poem shows her struggle to declare that, no matter how terrible her father was and how much he remains in her mind, she is now through with him.This is a very powerful metaphor for how the speaker feels like she is a victim of her father, or perhaps for how she feels about men in general.These men go from being depicted as living horrors know that the speaker's father is dead but me personally find it so it's super creepy to think that he's come back to haunt her as a vampire.She's a tortured woman, who lost her father when she was so young that he seemed huge and powerful, like God. Memories of him have caused her pain – they've made her want to die. When dying doesn't work, the speaker tries to find a husband just like her father. she is fragile like a china dollThe speaker of this poem's emotions are supernatural they are so complex and intense that the supernatural must be used to convey them.
bothangry/bitter/offended, defiant/resistant*marble heavy bag full of god
*brute heart
kill one man i kill them two
i feel that its bothi don't know how to really answer thisThe speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life. this word is German which means the words sound like what they are trying to get across, which is stammering.
3/26/2015 15:02:455812 (5:45)MorrisonLisenokThe title is pretty ironic, because a child would call daddy someone who is affectionate and caring. However, it becomes clear that Plath did not have a good relationship with her father. looking at these metaphors used to describe the speaker's relationship with the father clearly shows a strict, authoritarian, evil father putting restrains and treating her in terrible way and was never treated right. i think this relationship is more like a king and a servant relation or a criminal and victims relation. “I have had to kill you” show that Plath recognizes the need to remove the thoughts of her father.
“I used to pray to recover you”- "used to" means that the author does not pray for her father anymore, even though she did feel like she wanted to connect with him.
“[a]t twenty… tried to die/And get back, back, back to [the father]”- she wanted to be close to her father, and she was willing to die just to be buried next to him.
she can never feel quite herself againIt is a metaphor comparing her husband and her father as vampires. Vampire are known as someone who drain out the blood out you. Her marriage with husband was not a happy one. He caused her a lot of pain, and made her unhappy. a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” sad/mournful, angry/bitter/offendedDaddy, I have had to kill you. I never could talk to you. I have always been scared of you. And the villagers never liked you. They are dancing and stamping on you.The speaker has nothing left inside to share with the reader. She has shared all of her anger and grief. The Electra complex is a psychoanalytic term used to describe a girl's sense of competition with her mother for the affections of her father.
Plath's father died when she was young. Like many girls, she saw him as a big and important figure in her life. It is almost like she put him at a pedestal. She tried to reconnect with her absent father figure; however she was not able to, because he died when she was a young girl. Therefore, there was an unspoken anger, bitterness towards her father because of him dying.
She married her husband who resembled her father very much. He hurt her very much by cheating on her. It led her to experience even more anger.
The speaker’s need to communicate with a father she loves and hates.“Ich, ich, ich, ich” mean "I" in English. The repetition of "ich" could mean that she could not speak to her father, because she was scared of him.
3/29/2015 20:25:280858 (2:15)Morrison HouseEdnathe relationship she has with her father is a strained one in my opinion, i came to that conclusion buy the tone of the poem, it was filled with hatred and negativity towards the father and the towns people.I get the picture of abuse. The speaker is overshadowed by the presence of the father. It's almost like the speaker has been brainwashed. it tells me that their relationship was dangerous towards both of them and it became necessary to rid him out of her life. she loved him i feel only because he was her father but other than that there was more hatred in her heart that anything. she is fragile like a china doll, she can never feel quite herself againthat they suck the life out of her , and they seem to never die.a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” thoughtful/contemplative, sad/mournful, somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offendedkill, died,recover, scared, means in my opinion both, that shes done with all the hatred and negativity and also she feels shes gotten her message across to relates to the relationship the woman in the poem has with her father in a way that she had this attraction to him and i feel she knew she could never act upon these desires so she made it into something negative.
The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life.ich translates to I in english, it means that she felt trapped in the life that he has put her in and she wishes that she could escape the lines that she has been put in and become of her own.
3/30/2015 12:47:180858 (2:15)Shakespearebetty BThe title "Daddy" represents that the speaker is a daughter, such term as daddy's little girl. It also shows that speaker knows her father well that why she uses the term "Daddy" instead of father but also there is some distance between them, that is why she is not calling him "papa" or "pop."The speaker sees her father as Nazi and she feels like a Jewish person, she might have been abuse by her father and she has been haunted for ever cause of that. After the father dies she calls him vampire to signify that even after the fathers death, he is taunting as a ghost. As much as the speaker hates her father for treating her bad, she still loves him, because at the end of the day he is still her only father. she is fragile like a china doll, she is schizophrenic, she is a new person, and so can find a new goal in lifeThe speaker sees her husband as vampire because he is sucking the life out of her and her father as vampire because he is still taunting the speaker from his incantation or spell being cast to call (or exorcise) the dead.sad/mournful, nostalgic/regretful, somber/grim/graveThe speaker sees her relationship with her father as Nazis and Jewish people. "I'm through" could mean "i finally got through to you" and "I'm done" both. I think the speaker is understood her father and husband, she thinks all men are like her father and her husband. So now she is done with them and done with all the men.The word electra complex means daddy's little girl in modern language. No matter how much the speaker hates her father, she still care for him and she is still seeking approve from him.The speaker’s need to communicate with a father she loves and hates.The "ich" in German means the word "I" in English. The word "ich" is repeated four times meaning she can't say what she want to, she is hesitating. The speaker's individualism has been taken away. She doesn't have freedom of speech under her fathers roof.
3/30/2015 21:18:170858 (2:15)MorrisonMoiraUsually young people call their father as "Daddy." If someone calls his/her father "Daddy," we can assume their relationship is very intimate and close.In my opinion, it was unusual father-daughter relationship. All metaphors she uses in the poem are describing her as victim. I assume that the relationship between them was quite bad.It is ironic that she wanted to kill her father but after he died, she wants him back.In my opinion, she means she wanted to recover or fix their relationship if it was possible but the death was in the way.she is fragile like a china doll, she can never feel quite herself againIt illustrates that both her husband and father took her vitality. Also,since the vampire is dead man, it might means that they both don't mean anything to her like word "You are dead to me."bothsad/mournful, somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offendedblack shoe
Daddy, I have had to kill you.
And the language obscene
I have always been scared of you
brute like you
I tried to die
Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I'm through
I think she means she's done with her father. She used to hated her father but prayed and tried to get closer to him by trying suicide, but didn't work. Also, she even married a man like her father. However, everything she got is another scar on her heart.When a girl is having sexual attachment to her father, it can be described as the Electra complex and it explains why the speaker of the poem married a man like her father.The speaker’s need to communicate with a father she loves and hates."Ich" means "I" in English. By that line, we know that what she told her father is only "I, I, I, I." It seems she had a terrible stutter when she was around her father and by that, I guess she was uncomfortable and nervous with her father.
10/8/2017 17:23:400858 (2:15)ShakespereFranklyn CollThat a part of the father she knew or thought she knew is in part based on her youth. Usually "daddy" is a word used by innocent young little children, especially girls, as a term of endearment and love, it shows a closeness by that child to their father. A] Like she had been hidden in his shoe and ignorant to what the shoe is on the outside or who he was while she was in there all the while having a negative effect on her; also that she was really close to him, consumed by him and suffocated by his actions and identity, and having to carry that with her; also, the natural power he had over her by being her father that she could not easily get rid of. She viewed him innocently at one time as an ignorant loving child who did not know all the details of her fathers life and who he really was, and as she got older she tried hard to find something to love and admire about him to hold on too.
B] He resembles a larger than life person to her.
C] Bag of God as if at that point in her childhood he was like God to her, the most important person or thing in her life and she saw only the qualities in her father that God is supposed to represent, love, guidance, standing up for what's right, etc..
D] The identity of who her father really was.
E] Under a fascist government people are taught and brainwashed to believe that the government is God and must be worshipped or revered as if it were God. So instead of seeing her father as God she now sees what has replaced what was a God like image her mind with, a swastika, Nazi, fascism, and all the atrocities that are synonymous with those words.
F] Instead of the view she had or what she remembers of her father teaching her about life and feelings, as a loving father is supposed to, she now sees her father teaching what is evil. She can now picture and understand who her father is with everything she's learned as if being taught, but its no comfort to know the truth. He make look innocent and better than seeing him as a black leather shoe, but he's really a devil.
G] A devil or evil person that is responsible for the pain in her life.
H] A bloodsucking or life draining vampire that took her life, she could not live a normal life because of him.
She really tried hard to kill the evil part of who her father was and try to get back the father she thought she knew or knew when she was a kid; the good things she saw in her father and the good times they shared. She wanted to keep that alive, but realized she couldn't separate the good from the evil person he really was. She was now an adult at 20 with full knowledge of who her father is, but her innocent child memories are still alive. She wishes some how that she can get back those good memories of her father, for it be a permanent summary of who he is to her without the negativity.

Dr.X: SUPER interesting if one goes for the literal Daddy= Nazi. Not bad.
she is fragile like a china doll, she is a new person, and so can find a new goal in life, She is able to move on but has the damage she sustained will always be with her.Blood is the life of a human being, we can't survive without it, it's what carries oxygen through the body and keeps us alive. The father being compared to a vampire is to say that who he was and what he did had such a detrimental effect on her that it's like he took the life out of her, that's how much of a negative impact he had on her life. It took the life out of the warm loving memories she of her father and crushed the thought of the qualities she would want in a future husband based on her father. It would affect her throughout her whole life; not being to live a normal life because of her emotional experience.A grown up reliving an episode in her life that goes back to her childhood and into her adult life.

Dr. X: Interesting...
sad/mournful, somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offendedSome of the keywords are, "brute, Panzer-man, Fascist, Luftwaffe, war, devil, die, vampire, bastard, obscene, kill, poor, died, barb wire, snare, chuffing [another term for the F word], Auschwitz, Belsen [Nazi concentration camp], Dachau [Nazi concentration camp], buried, and Meinkampf". By the end of the poem, after she finally got to a point in her life where she was able to be realistic with herself find out who her father is, after years of battling positive and negative emotions in her life in order to have a good permanent view of her father in her memory, trying to hold on to the good in him, she came to the final conclusion once and for all that he was horrible and can finally move on with her life with out going back and forth. She finally convinced herself that's she's through trying to hold on to that ignorant view of who her father was and accept the reality. She finally came to see what others knew about her father all along, something that she had been ignorant too, that he was a evil murderous person, and she hated him for it. The Electra complex is the theory developed by Carl Jung that states that a young girl goes through a phallic stage where she develops her sexual identity as a woman by being in love with her father. During this phallic stage there also seems to be a competition between the daughter and mother for the fathers attention and love. I would say this theory helps explain somewhat the phase where she finally starts to sympathize with her Jewish mother, she's no longer in that phallic stage of her where there's that fatherly obsession. She now relates more with her mom and can see her father through the eyes of a full grown mature woman. And that's why her father/husband was like God, or the most important person.

The speakers final thoughts on a father she once loved but now hates; heartfelt expressions of her mature identity as a person who hates what her father stood for. Written as a conviction to herself personally, speaking to her fathers memory as if he we're alive, and A declaration for the world to know who she is and what she stands for, as well as a voice for those who suffered by the hands of her father and those like him. "Ich" is a German word meaning "I' in English. So when she says "Ich" several times in 6th verse, its as if she's stuttering and cannot speak her mind or complete her thoughts towards her father.
10/9/2017 11:07:455812 (5:45)Shakespeare'Ricky risticThe relationship the speaker had with her father, was one that she obsesses over because, it always brings her back when she was 10 just a little girl,when she lost him, because little girls don't call there fathers, father, they usually or mostly say daddy . So the internal want or need for a daddy she always misses.The ever so wanting need of knowing a man she never new, the hurting and the pain of a father who was never there to console her, the sickening fact of a man who she yearned for many years, the obsession of a bad transparency view, the hollow father.I say the horrible haunting, of losing him so young, and having to live with out a father at such a young age, burying her self deep In misery, then trying to revive him, because pretending to have a father is better then not actually having one, the fantasy, she plays of him over and over in her brain she is fragile like a china doll, she is a new person, and so can find a new goal in life, she can never feel quite herself again, The healing of coming back to herself and the new hope of something better to come 'I do daddy I'm finally through'she regards her husband as actually her father , and the bad blood her daddy left behind lives with in her to this day. They also both probably sucked the life out of her, and she feels drained, And she uses the blood as a metaphor It's probably just gibberish. Or childish fantasy she's reliving.passionate/ardent, worshipful/reverent/adoring, sad/mournful, angry/bitter/offended, defiant/resistantyour neat mustache, your aryan bright blue, stake in your fat black heart 🖤 daddy, daddy, you bastard, I'm through It's a little bit of both I say because , this whole poem she was trying, to make the audience understand, how much she missed her father, by saying all these crazy words, and in the end , she felt, she got through to the people, and made them understand, what she was feeling inside, because of the verse right before it," they always knew it was you "The psychodynamic obsession of, internal need, of her father, will cloud her judgment forever, the behavior towards her husband will always be, utter resentment. Consciously or unconsciously, outspoken or hidden. She will never accept a healthy relationship. Period.The hopeful need, to finding completeness of love and a fathers desireAnother sickening obsession of her not being able, to talk to her father, ich ich ice seems to be part of the German language, so she probably specifying, how ugly the language is and, how ugly her father was to her, and the barb wire cutting into the words she cannot say to her father. In some weird way, she feels that she is lower then him, but still feels he lacks deceny.
10/9/2017 16:44:140858 (2:15)shakespeareHua PiaoShe uses the childish word, daddy, it seems to show there is a memory about childhood with her father, but weak,no deep understanding to him.The picture is authoritative and powerful father sitting in front of speaker. And the speaker is looking at her father with fear and desire.It tells that the speaker hates her father, but she also wants to talk to him, it us a complex feelings in her mind.yes she is fragile like a china doll, she can never feel quite herself againVampires are kind of evil that drinks blood from people, so it might indicate that they are giving her agony.a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” affectionate/loving/caring, somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offended"I used to pray to recover you"
"I never could talk to you"
" I have had to kill you"
"I made a model of you"
"you bastard"
I think it means both "I finally got through to you" and " I'm done" Electra complex is a girl's psychosexual competition with her mother for possession of her father. From the title and using childish words to show a young girl's attitude about her father. In the poem" if I killed one man, I've killed two" and "I made a model of you" it might indicates her husband who might be similar with her father.The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life.It is a German pronoun meaning I.
she uses her father's language which she think it is obscene to emphasize how she doesn't like him. she using repeated words "ich" to emphasize. herself as an individual person.
10/9/2017 20:39:235812 (5:45)SHAKESPEAREFATIMA VEGABy using the term Daddy, it seems to be that the relationship between the speaker and her father is good. She may feel a big appreciation for his dad or want something from him.She describes her "Daddy" as a black shoe, God, statue, Nazi, devil and Vampire

The speaker describes herself as a Jew, a women in love with a Facist man, gipsy,
She tries to forget his father memories by mentioning "kill him". In addition, the speaker also communicated to God (praying) to get his father back.she is schizophrenic, she can never feel quite herself againBoth of them were fascists men (Nazis).a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” sad/mournful, nostalgic/regretful, angry/bitter/offended, sincere/honestKill
tongue stuck in my jaw
hardly speak

She is trying to say She is done.The speaker considered her Daddy as God. Her Daddy was everything to her. She also wanted her husband be the model as her Daddy. She suffered for both of them.The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life.She tries to speak another language (German)

Dr. X: Interesting. her father's language is nother own....
10/9/2017 21:27:120858 (2:15)ShakespearePaul HickeyThe title daddy tells us that the speaker is the daughter of the father, and that she uses the affectionate word Daddy to refer to her father, probably to both show and receive affection. Also, she called him daddy to pacify her brute father who was a nazi. The picture that emerges is that the relationship is controlling, confining, domineering, authoritative, and ultimately very difficult. There is a love-hate relationship happening simultaneously with "daddy" and also her husband. she is fragile like a china doll, she can never feel quite herself againThe effect is that they "drank her blood" or lived off of her for what seemed like a year, but was in actuality 7 years!a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” sad/mournful, nostalgic/regretful, somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offendedHardly, scraped, always scared, swastika,boot in the face, brute, killed, buried, black heart, bastard. I think there are simultaneously multiple meanings. The first and most obvious is that she is finished. The second being that she can finally communicate and that she has gotten her point across.Pretty deep stuff. The Electra Complex is a girl's psychosexual competition with her mother for possession of her father. While I'm not sure how she competed with her mother, she definitely had a love-hate relationship happening. Her father was a brute nazi who she feared. Her husband was likely the same, and battered her or kicked her in the face. She killed her husband and also symbolically killed her father. The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life.Ich is the German word for the pronoun "I". She says that it difficult to speak, thus the stuttering. By repeating the word "I" she is affirming her identity and individualism.
10/9/2017 23:22:400858 (2:15)MorrisonGeraldo QuezadaBy using the term "daddy" the relationship seems to be one of innonance and naiviety. "Daddy" can be equivalent to how a little child gets excited when they get to see their father. No judgement, just child like glee.The picture that emerges is one of a dark suppressing shadow. Despite the fact that the father was buried when the speaker was 10 years old there seemed to always be an over arching theme of paralysis. The speaker was too scared to sneeze, to scared to speak, even the idea of a vampire is an image associated with fear.Clearly, the speaker did not know of their father's past association. Upon travelling to Poland they began to slowly unravel the truth behind their father and their own identity. The speaker's "daddy" died upon learning he was a Nazi. The false image of the father that lived so long after his death (the Vampire) had to be killed as well for the speaker to move on.she is a new person, and so can find a new goal in life, she can never feel quite herself againThe vampires are representations of false ideas that should have died long ago. Her unresolved feelings for her father continued to live through her husband until she was finally able to confront the root of the problem
a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” thoughtful/contemplative, defiant/resistantMost of the poem is in past tense signifing the contemplative nature of the poem. However, the very last line of "I'm through" sets the defiant tone. She raised her "daddy" on a pedestal to end by being done with him.It means she is done talking about this stain on her life. I believe when the telephone is off at the root it means she has effectively dealt with her issues at the deepest levels, hence the worms can no longer get through. She has effectively buried that chapter of her life. it is clear that at first the daughter thought her father was a god worthy of respect. So much so she dare not offend him by making any noise. However, since the father died at such a young point in the daughters life, the childish image of him did not have a chance to mature until much later in her adult life when she finally "killed" him.The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life.Ich means "I" in german. The speaker's identity was heavily trapped to the idea of being german like her father hence the "ich" but she finally is able to break away by stating, "I could hardly speak"."ich" is dirrectly tied to her father and "I" is her separation.
10/10/2017 0:55:455812 (5:45)MorrisonShiva RampaulThe use of "Daddy" in the title of the poem suggests the speaker worshiped the father. I also think the title is used in a way to indicate the speaker is submissive to the father."Daddy" is like a vampire. Even when he is dead she's still being haunted and having the life sucked out of her.
The speaker is like a foot confined to a shoe; She grew up not able to say a word to her father and accepted everything that was dealt by him to her.
I think the speaker hated how the father treated her so she had to "kill" him. But, she was lost without him so she wanted him back; she needed him.She's not like her old self but still seeks to fulfill the father roleThe effect of portraying the husband and father as vampires show that they were both taking blood from her by abusing her. Stating that they are vampires means they are dead.a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” nostalgic/angry/never, could, bastard, through, bruteI think "I'm through" means she is done with them because she calls them a bastard right before in the same sentence.The speaker's father died during a crucial part of her life. She wanted to bring him back to life but realized she can not. The speaker is inflicted with a psycho-sexual drive to fill that father role and does so by marrying a man with the same characteristics as her father. She kills him too and is finally through with that fantasy.

Dr. X: Nice
The speaker’s exorcism / revenge on / rejection / symbolic "killing" of the father figures that have dominated her love life."Ich" translates to "I" in English. The repetition of "ich" helps to illustrate the stutter the speaker would have if her tongue was really stuck in a snare. The repetition places emphasis on herself as someone separate from her father but she couldn't voice her opinion before.
10/10/2017 2:18:345812 (5:45)MorrisonLasha TartarashviliTitle "Daddy" exemplifies love and respect, someone who holds dear and worships them.Speaker is worshiping her father because ever since speaker was a child she was looking up to him like a GodIt represents love/hate relationship. she is a new person, and so can find a new goal in lifejust as Vampire bites and turns people certain ways so do daughters are attracted to men who are just like their fathers.

Dr. X: Interesting. vampires do turn victims into vampires, yes
a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” somber/grim/grave, angry/bitter/offendedBarely daring to breathe or Achoo. the brute Brute heart of a brute like you. The vampire who said he was you And drank my blood for a year. Daddy, daddy, you bastard, I'm through.I think “I’m through” means "I'm done" because speaker wanted to repay him back for all his deeds that he had done. After hearing how people were disrespecting his graveyard speaker was finally satisfied speaker looked up to her father and he was the world for her and so she tried to replace her father's identity by having a man in her life who resembled her father.The speaker’s need to communicate with a father she loves and hates."Me and myself" speaker was never able to ask or express any ideas or thoughts about anything to him. Speaker's needs were virtually non existing because she was horrified by him.
10/10/2017 8:39:135812 (5:45)17-40 Grove StAndy VegaThe title daddy tell us about the speaker internal struggle between loving and hating her deceased father.The Speaker uses the word "daddy" to address the father that she has characterized as a Nazi, devil, and vampire.It show the affects on her of how disturbed she is by his death. She had been rescued from the suicide attempt and glues back together, she knows what directions.she is fragile like a china dollThe effect of the husband and the father's portrayal as vampires is that they have plath weaves together patriarchal figures a father, Nazis, a vampire, a husband and then holds them all accountable for history's horrors. an incantation or spell being cast to call (or exorcise) the dead.angry/bitter/offendedIt shows that she hates and love her father.It a final condemnation made by her that she is totally through with him by the repetition of the word daddy and bastard. This affectionate term for father twice in the very last line makes it sound as if she's beating on his chest to get her point across.The Poem is broken by a girl with an Electra complex. The father died while she thought he was god. Her case is complicated by the fact that her father was also a Nazi and her mother very possibly part Jewish. In the daughter the two strains marry and paralyze each other she has to act out the awful little allegory once over before she free of it.The speaker’s need to communicate with a father she loves and hates.The speaker's need to exist as an individual separate from the father describes the physical characteristics of her father which makes him look very german.
10/10/2017 9:05:095812 (5:45)ShkespeareMoises VillelaThe speaker had a close relationship with his/her father. Ther speaker's father is very cruel. He is very strict on punishment and discipline.The speaker has w love/hate relationship with her father. She has probably cursed him or had negative thoughts about him and has felt guilty afterwards.she is schizophrenic, she can never feel quite herself againThe portrayal of a vampire makes me think he is cold hearted. And just like a vampire is desperate for blood, the fatyer may be desperate tp hurt.a child's (or a childish person's) fantasy--as emphasized by the use of “baby" words such as “Achoo” and "gobbledygoo.” sad/mournful, nostalgic/regretful, angry/bitter/offended, defiant/resistantAll the negative portrayals for the father like vampire, swatzika, bastardI think it means she is done. She was finally able to sayeverything she ever wanted.The electra complex suggests that the speaker may be in competition with someone else for the affection of her father/husband.The speaker’s need to communicate with a father she loves and hates.It determines how one of them may have an illness, reason doe their separation.
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