Sylvia Plath’s poem “Mirror” reflects many different ideas and thoughts. Her poem is dark, full of unhappiness, and only views the world from a pessimistic perspective. Given Sylvia Plath’s background it is understandable that the poem is full of dark ideas and wild nightmares. Sylvia Plath writes many more poems like “Mirror” Sylvia Plath uses imagery, personification, metaphors, and greatly shows a shift to express all of her emotions she intended to be put into the poem.
This poem is very engaging. Although poetry is beautiful in many ways it can be dark and saddening at times. In this poem there is one speaker although the speaker takes on different forms. In the beginning of the poem the speaker is a women looking into a mirror. "I am silver and exact“ It's almost as the reflection starts out perfect, "I have no preconceptions" .
In the poem, it tells us about a lady who dislikes the way she looks. She thinks of herself as being ugly.
STANZA TWO“Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me.Searching my reaches for what she really is.Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.I see her back, and reflect it faithfully.