narrates the search for self. She uses personification and identifies herself with the mirror. Personification is a literary style in which human characteristics are attributed to nonhuman objects. “Mirror” is a free verse poem consisting of 18 lines. The poem inspects the narrator’s perspectives by using I and me.
Sylvia Plath limited her world with the mirror inside her room. She is appealed to the ‘objective’ nature of the mirror, which reflects what appears. Poet restricts herself as an object where emotions and feelings have no room. In this poem, Sylvia Plath blends both ordinary and symbolic language. The theme of alienation is visible throughout the poem.
She indicates that “most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.” She mentions how departed her life is. She has to speak with objects, so she lacks dialogues and her life is full of monologues. Poet uses her own life in the poem and this alienation has led her to commit suicide.
Readers can understand how deep her loneliness was from the line “I have looked at it so long.” Poet admits that her thoughts are focused on a single object. The poet indirectly raises the existential questions about her being as a woman, who has to face many insecurities. She writes that “each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.” The Poet ponders over her life. She feels that her life is full of darkness created by fears of aging, loneliness, and a search for identity. She feels that only the ‘ mirror’ gives her some relief.
She feels that the mirror is trying to keep her young but she is getting aged. She points out the entrapments the future could bring to her life.
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