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There are many similarities between these two poems one of these is the hidden feelings and messages the voices convey in the poems The poems work on two levels and can be taken as being very matter of fact and simplistic saying what a person or object sees In Mirror the voice talks in an objective way only stating what it sees and does not examine the feelings of the woman This is very characteristic of a mirror as it is only truthful and will reflect what it sees faithfully The poem can also be seen on another level by analysing what the mirror sees of the womans distress her tears andagitation of hands and the idea that she has drowned a young girl This is also evident in Blackberrying as the poem could be seen as a basic blackberry pick trip However if you analyse the language used such as beating and beating at an intractable metal and the repetition of blackberries in the first four lines you get a sense of the womans panic and feeling of claustrophobia in life Another similarity of the two poems is the variety of feelings conveyed in them Both Blackberrying and Mirror are written by Sylvia Plath and reflect distress and agitation experienced during her life This is more apparent in Mirror as the voice of the poem talks of the womans tears and an agitation of hands These are both clear signs of distress The poem also talks of the womans fear of death as she has drowned a young girl in the mirror and an old woman rises towards herlike a terrible fish The authors feelings and thoughts are also revealed in Blackberrying but in a subtler manner In this poem you sense the voices need for acceptance She talks of the blackberries as though they are admirers saying They must love me Sylvia Plath then talks of them as
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