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Analysis and comments on Mirror by Sylvia Plath

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Comment 35 of 185, added on September 21st, 2005 at 4:43 PM.

Whatís going on with all these people criticizing other people comments?
Give your opinion about the poem, and thatís that. If I want your opinion
about the comments I made then I will ask you. Is that fair?

rocky from United States
Comment 34 of 185, added on August 6th, 2005 at 3:20 PM.

Hey all listen i really need help analyzing mirror could you help me out? i
just need to know what metaphors are used, what rythm the poem has and how
onomatopoeia is used please let me know if you know the answer as soon as
possible thankyou!

Anne from Australia
Comment 33 of 185, added on July 27th, 2005 at 4:56 PM.

People, at least try to say something intelligent. (I'm talking to you
Kavita and Heather) "Oo, this poem rocks! It kicks ass!" In comments like
yours is the degeneration of education. On another note, I think Kathleen
is right on the money, and I think the ending about the fish is a metaphor
for her image of an old woman. Maybe she's comparing her aged visage to a

Clytemnestra from United States
Comment 32 of 185, added on July 7th, 2005 at 7:45 PM.

I've liked this poem because it shows the reality in life.Nobody can hide
his or her true images.Here the poet is showing her fears of ageing.A
mirror shows us our true appearance.This poem makes me reflect a lot.

Kavita from Canada
Comment 31 of 185, added on June 8th, 2005 at 12:07 PM.

Plath's poem Mirror is in a way how she thinks about her self but it is
still a very good poem that she had wrote and i LOVE

heather from Ireland
Comment 30 of 185, added on June 1st, 2005 at 10:13 AM.

I enjoy this poem alot, this very poem is what got me interested in Slvia
Plath.Through the poem "Mirror" Plath expresses herself through the mirror.
In certain lines she shows that she is dissapointed in herself and doesn't
want to get old.

tina from United States
Comment 29 of 185, added on May 17th, 2005 at 10:05 PM.

well, I really like this poem. I had used this poem as a presentation
material in my poetry class, and it was wonderfil. The lecturer was very
impressed. I had a good learning from this poem and more knowlegde about
Sylvia.I think she describes herself as a mirror.I just want to read this
poem again and again.

Comment 28 of 185, added on May 4th, 2005 at 5:04 PM.

I would just like to thank Jenny Shungu from the U.S. for offering such an
extensive analysis on this poem. I'm not not that great at interpreting
poetry. After I read this poem, I analyzed it myself and wanted to compare
mine to others analysises. I find many simalarities between mine and hers.
I will sure take her ideas and mix them in with mine. Thank you very much!

Nicole Z. from United States
Comment 27 of 185, added on April 20th, 2005 at 9:34 AM.

I think the peoem is ruined by its abrupt, and quite honestly, random
ending. I have read all the comments on what the 'fish' is supposed to be
and don't really see any of them as viable if anyone has any isights i
would much appreciate them, especially with the end of a poem being so

Joanne from United Kingdom
Comment 26 of 185, added on April 19th, 2005 at 4:47 PM.

This poem is important. It is clear, and though it may be a metaphor for
her life or her personal experiences such as suicide attempts or her
husband's infidelity, it can also be taken at face value. The fact that it
can be enjoyed on both levels allows it to reach out to a wide audience,
which makes it a true success.

Kathleen from United States

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Poet: Sylvia Plath
Poem: Mirror
Volume: The Collected Poems
Year: 1961
Added: Feb 20 2003
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