Mirror by Sylvia Plath (1961) (Imagery ("The eye of a little…
by Sylvia Plath (1961)
"Faces and darkness separate us over and over."
The tone of the poem is a constant comparison between the mirror/lake and the person its reflecting. This is told in the point o view of the mirror
The poem is split into 2 parts. The first part is about a mirror, and the second is about a lake. Both parts involve the reflection effect of a mirror.
"I have looked at it so long" This personifies the mirror.
"I am important to her. She comes and goes. " Once again personifying the mirror
"The eye of a little god"
"Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon."
The line break here shows the relationship between the woman looking into the lake and what going on in her life being compared to candles and the moon.
No judgement towards what is reflected on it, but it is honest
"I am not cruel, only truthful---"