Sylvia Plath is a poet who has written on various topics. She is very clear with her thoughts that she wants to explain to her readers. She is explaining the joy which is hidden in this life. Everyone can take this joy from any situation. If someone is wishing to take a ride of real life then he/she should take a look at this poem. You can imagine this life as beautiful only if you forget about those busy schedules and tiring tasks. Just follow what your heart says.
The poet has given a meaningful title to this poem. It’s “Ariel”. This title is very appropriate as “Ariel” is the name of horse which poet used to ride every week. This horse is the spirit of power and reflects speed. The poet is explaining everything in her own style and in a very diplomatic way.
The poem “Ariel” is cleverly written by Sylvia Plath. She explains how she enjoyed horse riding every week of her life. This horse riding is nothing but the journey of life. There is deep meaning hidden inside this poem. Each line stated in each stanza is meaningful and anyone can pick up several meanings from it. Everyone is doing this horse riding everyday, but the irony is that no one is aware of it. Thus, the poet tells everyone to come out of house and take a ride. This life is bounded between all those tasks which are not that important if we give a wise look at them. Therefore, poet is explaining her own way to enjoy her ride.
The ride which goes beyond sun rays is so beautiful. No one can avoid problems in life. These problems may be hot like sun rays but if the person goes with the speed of horse then these problems are nothing.
All it needs is the courage to understand the problem. There are several things attached with horse. This horse means power, speed, energy and capacity. For a person who is energetic, no problem is big. No problem can irritate person who has decided to move ahead with full speed. No problem can bend a person with power in his arms. No problem can destroy person who has the capacity to face anything. This means there is nothing to worry about. There is nothing more to think beyond if person knows how to enjoy any ride by sitting on Ariel. The poet asks every person to take pleasure in this life if they have this horse. If they don’t have it then they can surely try to create a new one for them.
Ariel is an informative poem which shows true meaning of a life full of problems. One can enjoy this ride only if they have solution to the problems of life else they will sit with hands on hands will making the problem double in strength and become tougher to beat. Poet is looking for this life and seeking new challenges which can attempt to destroy her but she still has strength to face all those with her might and will power.