Now I am a lake. Faces and darkness separate us over and over. Rhyme tends to secure the lines and anchor them in a familiar sound, but here the poet has chosen to end each line with a different word, virtually unrelated in sound or texture. Finding it disagreeable she turns away in sadness. These other devices are important to the poem and the scene it creates, but the mirror being a metaphor for truth is the most important. Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness. A mirror can neither love nor dislike anything.
Mirrors have no prior knowledge of anything; they simply are. She's devastated and appalled by what she sees. Faces and darkness separate us over and over. . A woman is shown looking at her reflection in the lake. In the daughter, the two strains marry and paralyze each. Now I am a lake.
According to Clugston 2010 these are important components of poetry. However, after returning home from New York, she found out that she had. Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon. The mirror reflects the woman's image, but more importantly it forces her to engage in deep self-inspection. And the poem describes how sorrowful it is, that even if there is victory in war, there is no victory over death.
Little Fugue by Sylvia Plath is my first example of how we all perceive our different relationships. After writing for magazines like Seventeen, Sylvia Plath got an offer to be the guest editor in New York at Mademoiselle Magazine, in 1953. Second literary device is , when mirror says: Now I am a lake. In investigating the self through the medium of reflection, Plath confronts the idea that much of female self-assessment is distorted by frameworks erected by society. It presents everything as it is without any interpolation of its own. Sylvia Plath incorporates personification into the poem, which helps the metaphor it stands for.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully. Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon. As the persona ages over the years, the mirror cruelly reflects the changes in her appearance. So she is trembling or shaking. Plath is credited with advancing the genre of confessional poetry and is best known for her two published collections, The Colossus and Other Poems, and Ariel. It indicates that no matter how victorious a war is, there is still defeat in the side of the family of the dead and dying. Summary In this poem, a mirror describes its existence and its owner, who grows older as the mirror watches.
It tries to convey that it is in favour of the hard reality of life, i. Implied Metaphor Some metaphors are more difficult to detect than others, especially when they do not involve a comparison between two nouns. This effectively paints a mental image for the reader or listener that cannot be denied and therefore begins to conjure up a sense of sympathy. She was also married to another at the time more famous writer Ted Hughes. Her case is complicated by the fact that her father was also a Nazi and her mother very possibly part Jewish. There is a wall opposite the mirror. It is as if the opposite wall has become a part of the its heart.
Her most famous collection of poems was Ariel, published posthumously in 1965 by Hughes. ? Plath had severe dejection and had exceedingly little consideration for herself. Plath 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. It becomes almost an obsessive relationship between the mirror and the women because she looks to the mirror for comfort only to confronted with the truth about your youth wasting away. Besides this, he also holds law degree.
Only the mirror existing here as lake gives her a faithful representation of herself. I see her back, and reflect it faithfully She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands. They appease her with falsities, whereas the mirror shows her the truth. Thus, the lake becomes a passive spectator of her increasing paleness, candidly defining her gradual breakdown from youth to old age. It is reflected by the mirror most of the time. It is able to recognize monotony, commenting on the regularity of the wall that it reflects most of the time. Or, taking that one step further, have you ever thought of yourself as a mirror? The poem is divided into 2 stanzas the first being the mirrors not so bright reflections and the second stanza in which the mirror has taken the embodiment of a lake and astral projections or spiritual ones in it.
At the very end, the author repeats the first line of the first stanza as the last drawing the reader back to the subject of the house. But this try was unsuccessful. Death is a very prominent picture in war, and this is what the poem shows. I am important to her. It has developed a liking to it. It's free verse, yet with so many periods end stops, full stops and limited enjambment, that the text almost resembles dialogue from a play.