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In "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath, the poem is about a mirror telling the reader about itself and its life. The woman has had the mirror all her life and so it has watched her grow up. Its mostly about the nature of reality and truth. Plath uses the mirror in the poem to open up a hidden view of her own reality that no one has ever seen before. The poem is written infirst person, and because it is a mirror and has no idea of what things may be like, it shows things as they are without changing them in order to please or disappoint people. The mirror tells the reader about the loneliness it feels being separated from the outside world. The woman appears to be searching for more answers about her and her life.
"then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon…"
The candles and moon are described as liars in the poem, these are items of romance, the woman feels as though romance and love are lies. Every morning as the light comes, the mirror sees the woman, and every morning she grows older. The mirror can remember the woman as a young girl, and because she has now grown up, the image of the young girl is a mere memory that has died, and gradually the older version of the woman will do the same.
"…drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman rises towards her day after day"
The woman in this story gives the reader a feeling of her being trapped by herself and of her aging, she cannot escape getting older.
In "My Grandmother" by Elizabeth Jennings, the relationship between the granddaughter and her grandmother is very distant. She was afraid to get too close to her grandmother, as if she felt that if she did, she may get treated like one of her grandmother's antiques, used and named a possession.
"I remember how I once refused to go out with her, since I was afraid."
In the shop, among all the Apostle Spoons (spoon in sets depicting the Twelve Apostles) and Bristo…


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