from this link
And we kinda need some poetry links.In junior high, she continued to write and would publish her poems and drawings in the school newspaper. In high school she enrolled in the class of a tough English professor who challenged her abilities in the best of ways. In a 1949, Plath and another student from the English class co-authored a published response to an article in The Atlantic Monthly titled A Reasonable Life in a Mad World. The article stated that modern man must rely on the ability to reason to further society. Plath's response argued that, beyond reason, one needed to connect with and embrace inner divinity and spirituality to fully live...
To finish out her high school career, Plath consistently received good grades and earned recognition and publication as a writer, artist and editor.
Mad Girl's Love Song
The actual poetry does not take INFJ off the table imo. Very symbolic and a great deal of paradox. Wow. Bitter Strawberries reads like a microcosm of the war which is discussed in the poem. It shows an oppressive persistence of human dominance and complete lack of awareness of this state of things. The strawberries take on a death like quality. It combines the paradox of innocence and oppression. Mad Girl's Love Song is definitely an expression of inner torment from creating an inner world inconsistent with the external world. That's very NF. November Graveyard also reconciles paradox. The intensity of her emotional expression results from understatement, of expressing the absence of emotion:
This is the mind of the INFJ seen in these three poems. This doesn't mean she isn't yet another type, but i can't help but notice the intense presence of Ni. Of course i am no poet of much gift, but i will compare one of mine because it shows the principle of paradox, understatement, and exploring the void. Granted mine is crap by comparison, but it still makes a point, i hope. Try to look to principle over skill.Originally Posted by Plath
Originally Posted by me