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Bridgette Kim Mr. Dowhaluk H. Pre-AP/IB American Literature Blue 4 24 October 2016 “Mirror” Revision “Mirror” presents a woman through the lens of two objects, a mirror and a lake, and discusses each for nine lines in two similar structures. The turn from mirror to lake shows the woman’s shift in perspective from life to death. Before the turn, Sylvia Plath presents the mirror in first person point of view, giving it opinions, human attributes, and expressing the relationships it has with other inanimate objects in its surroundings. The mirror describes itself as not cruel, only truthful” (4), showing that the mirror sees literally – only reflecting the woman’s true image – and the human characteristics of the mirror as it reflects the truth of the woman’s problems without being brutal to her. Then the turn occurs at the very end of the first stanza when Plath changes viewpoint from the human and limited mirror to the deep, emotional, and infinite lake. In the beginning, when the mirror is personified, the mirror views itself as above
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