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IntroductionSulvia plath ( october 27, 1932-Februry 11 1963) was anAmerican poet ,novelist and short story writer. Born inMassachusetts , she received acclaimAs a professional poet and writer .She married fellow poetTed Hughes in 1956 and they live together first in the unitedstates and then England , having two children together:Frieda and Nicholas .Following a long struggle withdepression and a marital separation, Plath committed suicidein 1963 .Plath is credited with advancing the genre ofconfessional poetry and is best known for her two collectionsThe Colossus and Other poems and Ariel .In 1982, shebecome the first poet to win a pulitzer prize posthumously forThe Collected Poems .She also authored The bell Jar, a semi –
It was amazingly heart wrenching. Ibelieve that that woman in the poem is ayoung girl in the beginningófull of beauty,smiles, and laughter. Nearing the middle,she changes into the old woman that couldhave been her mother. Many times,children see their parents as "old". So, whenshe morphed into this older woman, she sawherself with wrinkles and age. A midlifecrisis, if you will. She wants to hang ontothe lies that people tell her - that shesbeautiful, young, and everything that awoman wants to be. Desired, attractive,intelligent - but in reality, her beauty isfailing, her intelligence will be sought outwith insanity, being desired is no longer inthe matter. To me, poems should not beanalyzed for the sake of keeping theattraction to the poem. Analyzing poems is
MirrorI am silver and exact. I have no preconceptions. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. I am not cruel, only truthful- The eye of the little god, four cornered. Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall. It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers. Faces and darkness separate us over and over. Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is. Then she turns to those liars, the candles or themoon. I see her back, and reflect it faithfully. She rewards me with tears and an agitation ofhands. I am important to her. She comes and goes. Each morning it is her face that replaces thedarkness.
SummarySylvia Plath through her poem ‘Mirror’ tries to reveal how human preferthe world ofillusions. In this poem, the protagonist mirror monologuically narrates itscharacter. Themirror says it is silver in colour and exact in appearance and has no prejudicesabout theobjects that come before it. It says whatever appears before it, is suddenlyswallowedwithout any alteration. In comparison to human the mirror does not have anyemotions likelove or hatred. The mirror says though its truthfulness does not please theonlooker, it doesnot have any intention to be cruel and it only likes to be truthful. The mirrormetaphorically
The mirror metaphorically compares lake, which has the quality toreflect the object as amirror does, with itself. When a woman bends over the lake and searchesher realappearance in it, she is not satisfied with the reflection seen. So sheshows agitation ofhands and her tears to show her resentment and hatred towards themirror. Then she runsbehind those liars, the candles and moonlight, which give dim lightunlike the mirror whichsees her reality and reflect it faithfully. The mirror says though thewoman dislikes mirror’scharacter but she cannot have an existence without it. So each morningshe comes before itto replace the darkness. The woman when she was in her youthful glory
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