The Poem Analysis Of The Mirror By Sylvia Plath

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“The Mirror” Analysis The mirror is a two-stanza captivating and a highly personalized poem that was authored by Sylvia Plath in the 1960s as an exploration of the uncertain self. A mirror explains its existence and the owners’ existence that is growing with the mirror witnessing. Moreover, the mirror is artistically endowed with human traits and can tell the monotony it endures facing the wall most of the times; a wall which has become part of it, “I have looked at it so long, I think it is part of my heart” [Plath line 7-8]. The first and second stanzas are a reflection of each other. The first verse expounds on how vital and truthful the mirror is; it does not deceive, but shows things precisely the way they are, and it shows that it is trustworthy for reflecting accurate and unmisted views. The mirror does not have emotions or feelings; neither does it have likes or dislikes. It swallows whatever it sees and does not make any judgments about it. "I have no preconceptions; whatever I see I swallow immediately, just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike" [line1-3]. The woman is obsessed with the mirror as it possesses god-like qualities and she keeps looking at the mirror to comfort herself against the reality of aging; "the eye of a little god, four-cornered." The mirror is presented in a sinister way endowed with power and control to table the authors' message artistically. The second stanza introduces the mirror and its reflection ability in a liquid form in a different measure, through which the author presents the idea of growing old, self-acceptance, and inspection. The woman needs the mirror and so does the mirror. At the point when the mirror has no one to look up to except for the wall, the woman appears in sight to keep the mirror company. The woman comes by every morning to look at herself as she grows old; she hates the image portrayed in the lake. She desperately needs to identify herself in the reflection, which in turn shows her the real her. She, however, finds the real her hard to comprehend since she has grown old and weary, and she opts to seek refuge from the moon and the candles which the persona identifies as liars since they do not show her what exactly she is." A woman bends over
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