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  1. Introduction
    1. Background
    2. State of problem
    3. Purpose
  2. Content
    1. The summary of the poem
    2. Poem analysis
    3. Mirror
    4. Symbolization
  3. Conclusion

Poetry is an imaginative awareness of experience expressed through meaning, sound, and rhythmic language choices so as to evoke an emotional response. That imaginative awareness can be in a lot of form of human emotional situation. By reading a poem we can get those various kinds of emotional. A poem is not just about words, sentences, and paragraphs it is beyond that. Those words or sentences we have read in a poem have a lot of meaning and story if we want to take a look of it deeper. That is why we have to do the analysis.
The analysis of poetry assignments is also being the reason why the writers want to conduct this paper.

Mirror by Sylvia Plath is the poem that the writers have chosen. Mirror is one of Sylvia Plath's most popular poems. The poem handles an issue that is simply honest about growing older and losing youth of a woman that standing in a front of a mirror. But is that all? Is that what Sylvia want to talk about? Like we have discussed above a poem is not just a poem, it is beyond that. Through this Mirror analysis, the meaning behind one mirror can be discovered.

[...] In stanza two the mirror becomes a perfectly reflecting lake unruffled by any disturbance. A woman bends over the lake like the mythological Narcissus, but no matter how deeply she searches she sees only her actuality or surface truth. Unlike Narcissus, the woman can not fall in love with what she sees. The candles and moon to which the woman turns are liars capable of lending untruthful shadows and romantic highlights, unlike the lake surface or mirror, which renders only faithful images. [...]


[...] Those words or sentences we have read in a poem have a lot of meaning and story if we want to take a look of it deeper. That is why we have to do the analysis. The analysis of poetry assignments is also being the reason why the writers want to conduct this paper. Mirror by Sylvia Plath is the poem that the writers have chosen. Mirror is one of Sylvia Plath's most popular poems. The poem handles an issue that is simply honest about growing older and losing youth of a woman that standing in a front of a mirror. But is that all? [...]


[...] REFERENCES SylviaPlathForumPoetry-MirrorDiscussion.(2002) From: http://sylviaplathforum.htm Wikipedia. (2000, January 13th Sylvia Plath Bio. [...]


[...] We think the mirror represented truth. It's the only place that you can find really find unbiased truth. We lie to ourselves, others lie to us and so we think that what Plath is trying to portray is that when you finally do see the truth, its too much to bear and that's why the woman in the story acts the way she does. This woman must look to others to determine her identity, but when she looks inside herself (the reflection in the lake), she realizes that she is not a great person and depends on what others say about her instead of trying to form an identity for herself. [...]


[...] Only the mirror (existing here as lake) gives her a faithful representation of herself. Because of this honesty, the woman cries and wrings her hands. Nevertheless, she cannot refrain from visiting the mirror over and over again, every morning. Over the years, the woman has ?drowned a young girl? in the mirror, and now sees in her reflection an old woman growing older by the day. This old woman rises toward her out of the mirror like terrible fish.? Mirror By Sylvia Plath I am silver and exact. [...]

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