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Sylvia Plath was a gifted, troubled poet, known for the confessional style of her work. She wrote the novel The Bell Jar.
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Sylvia Plath sealed her fate when she bit fellow poet Ted Hughes on the cheek.
Sylvia Plath takes her own life at age 30 on February 11, 1963.
At 20 years old, Sylvia Plath first attempted suicide.
Sylvia Plath found out her husband, Ted Hughes, was having an affair.
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