Mirror analysis i am silver and exact i have no preconceptions () i am not cruel, only truthful— in the poem, mirror, by sylvia plath, which can be read in full here, the mirror gives its own description and says that i am silver coloured and i am very accurate while reflecting the images of the objects that fall on my surface. Sylvia plath (/ p l æ θ / october 27, 1932 - february 11, 1963) was an american poet, novelist, and short-story writerborn in boston, massachusetts, she studied at smith college and newnham college at the university of cambridge before receiving acclaim as a poet and writer. Your poem explains exactly who you are i am new at this and your poem really excited me on learning personification in this lesson if l was a mirror this is what l would see. Born in 1932 to middle class parents in jamaica plain, massachusetts, sylvia plath published her first poem at the age of eight a sensitive person who tended to be a bit of a perfectionist she was what many would consider a model daughter and student - popular, a straight a student, always winning the best prizes. Much of plath's poetry, in other words, is a mirror of the male text as mirror, a replication of the passive images caught on its surface just as the mirror can only reflect reality, the woman writer can only reflect male ideals and desires.
Mirror by sylvia plath i am silver and exact i have no preconceptions whatever i see i swallow immediately just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. Sylvia plath (1932 - 1963) was an american poet who was among the leading writers of the twentieth century she is regarded as a pioneer in the genre of confessional poetry, a term used to define poems which focus on the individual her experience, her psyche, her trauma and the like. Sylvia plath's poem mirror reflects this obsession with aging and decay, which is an attitude shared by numerous other writers including william faulkner, as evidenced in his short story a rose for. The collected poems by sylvia plath 2627k mad girl's love song than the cloud that distills a mirror to reflect its own slow effacement at the wind's hand.
A poem by sylvia plath mirror i am silver and exact i have no preconceptions whatever i see i swallow immediately just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike. Here is a collection of the all-time best famous sylvia plath poems this is a select list of the best famous sylvia plath poetry reading, writing, and enjoying famous sylvia plath poetry (as well as classical and contemporary poems) is a great past time these top poems are the best examples of. Sylvia plath's mirror is a poem which deals intimately with the idea of women searching for distinctions between the real self and the false.
Shifts mirror by sylvia plath poem summary/paraphrase speaker figurative language metaphor- line 10 says now i am a lake a woman bends over me, searching my reaches for what she really is. Mirror - sylvia plath sylvia plath is the author of the poem mirror, written in the early 1960splath had a history of severe depression due to her father's death when she was a child and her failed attempts of suicide throughout her life. Second literary device is hyperbole, when mirror says: now i am a lake this line contains both personification and hyperbole-personification, because mirror speaks like humans and hyperbole because the poet has exaggerated the mirror, which is deep like a lake. What is the message behind mirror, sylvia plath's poem this lesson plan presents the poem to the class and is supported by a text lesson that summarizes key points.
Mirror by sylvia plath shows the shallowness and superficial concerns of women through the personification and the description of a mirror reflecting a woman's life and her character the poem is narrated by the mirror, which doesn't provide an unbiased and impartial view on its character. Mirror by sylvia plath title we thought that the poem mirror was about an older girl imagining herself young again, and now no matter how hard she tries, the mirror only reflects the truth summary connotation attitude/tone shifts title theme sylvia plath the tone of the poem mirror is bleak. Hello poetry is a poetry community that raises money by advertising to passing readers like yourself if you're into poetry and meeting other poets, join us to remove ads and share your poetry. Published: mon, 5 dec 2016 feminism is undeniably one of major themes in her poetry the following essay will also be discussing the feminist writing style of sylvia plath, specifically as presented in her poem - mirror. About sylvia plath sylvia plath (1932-1963) is a poet whose troubled life and powerful work remains a source of controversy born in boston in the usa she was precociously intelligent, publishing her first poem at the age of eight.
Maria theresa ib explores the inspirational sources and poetic methodology of sylvia plath's poetry through an examination of plath's undergraduate thesis, the magic mirror: a study of the double in two of dostoevsky's novels. The best poems by sylvia plath sylvia plath (1932-63) was a prolific poet for the few years that she was active before her untimely death, by her own hand, aged just 30. Sylvia plath's poem, ''mirror, symbolizes the troubled self of the woman, especially the woman artist who has to reject the given masks imposed on her by the patriarchal society and see herself as an artist and an individual. 1 sylvia plath: a split in the mirror i sit composed in grecian tunic and psyche-knot, rooted to your black look, the play turned tragic: which such blight wrought on our bankrupt estate.
Mirror by sylvia plath - poetry reading - duration: 1:42 pearls of wisdom 55,097 views 1:42 sylvia plath - mad girl's love song - duration: 2:23 exceeding death 78,972 views. Sylvia plath- mirror i am silver and exact i have no preconceptions whatever i see, i swallow immediately just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike i am not cruel, only truthful - the eye of a little god, four-cornered. A reflection in sylvia plath's mirror amanda l wilson eng:125 introduction to literature professor lyndsey lefebvre november 18, 2013 a reflection in sylvia plath's mirror sylvia plath's poem mirror (1963) is evocative, provocative, and expressive.