Sylvia Plath - Daddy
- Ach, du.:
"Oh, you." (German)
- where you
Put your foot, your root,:
where he immigrated from
- Ich, ich, ich, ich,:
I, I, I, I (German)
- Chuffing me off like a Jew.:
The Nazis took Jews to concentration camps by way of train.
- Dachau, Auschwitz, Belsen:
She lists some World War II concentration camps such as Dachau, Auschwitz, and Belsen.
The Tyrol is part of the Alpine mountain region.
- Taroc pack:
Tarot cards which are used to tell fortunes.
- I may be a bit of a Jew.:
She says that because Gypsies, like Jews, were killed by the Nazis during the Holocaust.
Air force (German)
It's actually a nonsense word.
referred to Hitler's "perfect race" of blond and blue-eyed people who were seen as "superior".
- a swastika:
the Nazi symbol that has come to be associated with evil.
- A cleft:
There's often a signature cleft in the devil's feet.
- a Meinkampf:
My Struggle (German), and is the title of a book that was written by Hitler.
- the rack and the screw.:
The rack and the screw are both torture instruments.