Mirrorpoem - Devon Castro Schwery AP Literature Poem...

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Devon Castro Schwery AP Literature January 28, 2017 Poem Analysis Sylvia Plath utilizes numerous literary techniques in her famed poem “Mirror” to bring the inanimate narrator to life. The emotions the mirror portrays personifies it so that we can relate to this object in a broad sense. The narrator is able to recognize monotony, commenting on the regularity of the wall it reflects most of its time. “Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall/ It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long I think it is part of my heart/ But it flickers, Faces and darkness separate us over and over” (Plath 6-9). The final line in this quote is what draws me to the conclusion that the narrator is experiencing a sense of monotony as it states “over and over” as one would who is tired of the blandness of familiarity. This symbolizes the way countless people live their lives. They go through each day, similar to the last and this is what Plath was trying to highlight in her first stanza. Further, although the mirror does not offer

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