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Mirror The Mirror is a poem that discusses the quality of the mirror and difficulty of seeing deeper into ones self The speaker in the poem is the mirror which describes itself in human-way form throughout the poem The form of the poem is like a riddle The mirror has a mind of its own it tells us what it sees day by day The mirror starts out saying I am silver and exact I have no preconceptions1 This sentence shows that the author is describing the mirror as the speaker The mirror belongs to a woman who wakes up everyday and looks at it hoping to see a young beautiful reflection of herself The mirror is pure in its reflection of the woman Just as it is unmisted by love or dislike I am not cruel only truthful3-4 Love or dislike cannot change the reflection the mirror will give and truth as it is reflected back to the woman can often be cruel or harsh but it is only truthful The woman has to understand that it is not the mirrors fault but more its job The mirror expresses its loneliness when he states Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall6 I have looked at it so long I think it is part of my heart7 Faces and darkness separate us over and over9 The image of the wall creates the feeling of boredom and sadness The darkness separates the mirror from its constant vision of the wall which has become part of its heart In the lines Now I am a lake A woman bends over me Searching my reaches for what she really is10-11 This presents the woman looking for her true identity inside her reflection The woman does not like what she sees so she turns to those liars the candles or the moon12 hoping for a better truth Since the candles and
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