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Sylvia Plath's poem, "Medallion" is about a snake she finds dead, and the details of its body that she notices. Written in 1959, its form was strictly "controlled." Plath uses imagery, literary devices, and sensory details, especially colors.
First, we "see" the image of a snake, bronze, lying in the sun near a gate with a "star and moon" design.
By the gate with star and moon
Worked into the peeled orange wood
The bronze snake lay in the sun
Next, Plath uses a...
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