Sylvia Plath demonstrated a talent for words when she began speaking at a much earlier age than most children and was writing complete poems by the age of five. Her parents, Otto Plath and Aurelia Schober had met when Otto was the professor for one of Aurelia's courses at Boston University. Aurelia had graduated second in her high school class, was valedictorian of her Boston University undergraduate class, and was a teacher of English and German studying for her master's degree.
One of her famous poems , Lady Lazarus" is Plath expressing, in her own words, 'the agony of being reborn'. This poem has a wonderful rhythm to it, like an incantation for a spell, confessional, unforgiving and unusual.