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By just reading the profound poem Mirror by Silvia Plath I am currently in a moment of weakness As clich as it might sound it is utterly true It is one of those pieces that will pull you in deep but wont release until it is good and ready It is that telling It speaks the truth By truly appreciating what Sylvia has presented I will try to interpret every lineShe first describes the mirror it doesnt stereotype and whatever approaches is neutral The image quickly appears without a hint of second-guessing the mirror does not dismiss or like the image again it stays neutral It doesnt exacerbate the object just sees and spews it back the way it is These last details given by Plath are extremely brilliant There is a vision of a woman bending over trying to adjust her imperfections somehow making them less visible Making the mirror seem like an evil Plath suggests it is like a mere candle or moon where there is mystery present and no sign of truth is to be toldAgain there is another simple image an image easily shown truthfully and the simplicity of a back of a woman The poem says faithfully prompting the speaking of the truth leading to absolute disappointment Soon there are tears developed She rewards me hardly Sure the tears speak of rewarding based solely on honestly and truthfulness Not based on content with the image The most important line of this piece is I am important to her She comes and goes This is beautifully put This is extremely profound yet so easy to relate to There is a necessity of having a mirror It speaks the harsh reality of society It shows what to correct what to dismiss I truly embrace the last two lines of this poem Even though the mirror is the utter enemy the woman comes back repeatedly This shows how much it is needed Years
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