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sylvia plath/ anne sexton

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I'm writing an essay on these two well-known female writers of the "confessionalist" genre.

My thesis is female identity exploited and oppressed in society and I am using two poems from Plath (Lady Lazarus and Mushrooms) and two poems from Sexton (Self in 1958 and Her Kind).

Wondered what other literary folks had to say about these two women. Thanks for your help!