Truth or lie? What do we prefer to hear?
The paper analyzes the poem “Mirror“, written by Sylvia Plath. What it wants to show are the multiple meanings which depend on the different readers. The paper is intended to show the importance of t
Throughout history, there have been countless individuals who have excelled in the art of written literature, and in particular poetry, who have also suffered from a form of mental illness (Sussman).These individuals are examples of the link between creative episodes and mental illness, and two of t
Poetry commentary on Mirror by Sylvia Plath
Mirror by Sylvia Plath is a poem that deals with the unchanging and painful process of age and time which leads to people to try and change this by creating their own delusional world. Plath uses the technique of personification for the mirror. The poem
March, 11 2010
Sylvia Plath's "Mirror" Analysis
Sylvia Plath's "Mirror" offers the attitudes of aging through the perspective of a mirror. The poem displays the sight into the natural human behavior of getting old. Plath is able to emphasize the loneliness, hope and...
June 29th, 2012
The Comparison and Contrast of Anne Sexton and Sylvia Plath
The two poems, “And One for My Dame” by Anne Sexton and “Daddy” by Sylvia Plath, both explore similar themes through the use of literary elements such as struc
There is a noticeable comparison between the poem "The Mirror" By Sylvia Plath & the article "Barbie" that appeared in the Newsday Tuesday November 18, 1997. The comparison is about how people look, and how society could reflect how you may feel about your looks.
In the poem "The Mirror" it tells
Poetry Explication of Sylvia Plath’s “Mirror”
The first thing one can notice in Sylvia Plath’s poem “Mirror” (rpt. In Thomas R. Arp and Greg Johnson, Perrine’s Literature: Structure, Sound, and Sense, 9th ed. [Boston: Wadsworth, 2006] 680) is that the speaker in the poem is the mirror
“Mirror” by Sylvia Plath shows the shallowness and superficial concerns of women through the personification and the description of a mirror reflecting a woman’s life and her character. The poem is narrated by the mirror, which doesn’t provide an unbiased and impartial view on its character
“Mirror” is a poem by Sylvia Plath. It is spoken in a first person style from the perspective of a mirror, and later a lake. A woman has been looking into both the mirror and the lake at her own reflection. She seems to be almost consumed with the reflection and l
The use of Personification and Metaphor in ‘Mirror’
In the Poem ‘Mirror’ by Sylvia Plath, there is a continuing theme of change. In the beginning the changes are simple, like the acts of day turning to night, but at the end we see the life changes of a woman in particular. Through the use
By Sylvia Plath
The character in this poem portrays a person suffering from depression. The speaker goes from being a mirror to being a lake. This is explained as being the woman’s reflection talking about her. She tends not to look for answers when her reflection is a mirror in her
Mirror – Sylvia Plath
Sylvia Plath is the author of the poem “Mirror”, written in the early 1960s. Plath had a history of severe depression due to her father's death when she was a child and her failed attempts of suicide throughout her life. Many of her poems reflect her emotions, whether
In the poem "Mirror", Sylvia Plath employs many different poetic devices to develop her message that people need the truth although it may be hurtful. Plath uses a mirror and then a lake as a metaphor for the truth. She also makes the mirror come alive with personification, simile and metonymy. The
‘Mirror’ By Sylvia Plath – Textual Analysis
‘Mirror’ is one of many works by the American poet Sylvia Plath, which was written within the last few months before her death, along with a number of other poems. One of the greatest qualities of her poems was its versatile nature. Her poems we
In the poem “Mirror” Sylvia Plath reflects the way society puts pressure on the way you look and can destroy you. “Mirror” is a poem told in first person by the reflection in the mirror. I believe that the mirror, the lake, and the woman are all one. She is judging herself the whole time
“Mirror” by Sylvia Plath is a poem narrated from the perspective of a mirror. Within this poem, there is a clash between truth and perception. This idea is first presented through the form of the stanzas where the mirror is “silver and exact” (Plath 1) then when the mirror is “now [...]...
Sylvia Plath was an American poet from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts. Her very short thirty-year life was riddled with stress and depression. Even though she was a very smart and talented young woman, at the age of twenty she tried to commit suicide. Unsuccessful at this task she continued to writ
One would think if someone writes about death in all of their writing, that that person is depressed or crazy. Sylvia Plath was depressed and psychotic in certain stages of her life, which is why people were so fascinated with her. How could a young, beautiful, brilliant
Sylvia Plath was born in Boston, Massachusetts on October 27th, 1932 to Otto and Aurelia Plath. Otto Plath was a professor who taught German and biology, with a focus on apiology, the study of bees, and had met Aurelia when she was his student. Sylvia idolised her father, yet he was quite cold and e