Collected Plath and Collected Hughes should be read and enjoyed alongside one another. Plath's development as a writer is a fascinating study in itself. Reading her poetry, even just dipping in at a random point, will reveal endless surprises and stunning imagery throughout her life's work. Don't just go over and over the Ariel poems. Sylvia's poetry matured steadily and the 'Ariel voice' gathered depth, beauty and power; it seemed to burst out of nowhere. Through the Collected Poems, we can trace Sylvia's passionate talent.