It is pink, with speckles. Her rise to stardom began after her death, in which she committed suicide at the age of thirty. The statements made by the mirror are short, simple informative to convince the reader of the reliability and objectivity of the mirror. Plath is able to emphasize the loneliness, hope, despair, and insecurity that awaits us through mankind's incessant addiction with reflection. The last stanza of the poem shows the intense need of Plath has for the mirror. When Sylvia was only 8 years old, her father died from problems with diabetes. Imagery of water, personification, point of view and shift are applied to emphasize Plath's subject.
This also could be the struggle against herself. What is… Sylvia Plath: Battlefield of the Mind In life, people have their good days and bad days. Plaths attempts to exorcise the oppressive male figures that haunted her life served as one of the fundamental themes in her poetry. Sylvia Plath wrote the poem in 1961, just two years before her actual suicide. Plath uses personification of the inanimate mirror to highlight how it is not the mirror that is problematic; it is her own reflection. It is a known fact that the mirror thinks that it is precise in its judgment. The two stanzas look they are being reflected at the break because their lines correspond in length.
It indiscriminately does its work without hesitation since it is devoid of prejudice showing its straightforwardness. How is the reader to interpret those singeing, singing words. Plath personifies the mirror who as a first person narrator takes on two forms. Within the story, Esther Greenwood considers and attempts suicide quite frequently. Her play with the boundaries and flexibility of structure, in many ways, mirror her intertextual ambiguity of gender and subject identity in the text of the poem Sheible 2000: 1. This shows that the mirror is a metaphor for the truth. This beautifully stated imagery results in a very heart felt poem.
To the reader, it may seem that the poet is suffering from delusions and depression. Most of the time, the mirror looks across the empty room and meditates on the pink speckled wall across from it. This poem is about Plath talking of her father and herself and the lack of communication between the two. Poem Background The bitter reality of an advancing age coupled with the tedious duties of domestic life were factors, not readily accepted by Plath and naturally, poetry served to be the most appropriate medium for an unveiled expression of a fragmented heart. She is best known for her poetry. I am very emotional and this poem was made for me. The title suggests that the persona is one who is not fond of marriage and the normal rituals of courtship as a spinster is an unmarried woman, typically an older woman who is beyond the usual age of marriage and may never marry.
The lady just has to deal with her problem of aging. It can drive us crazy, can make us happy or upset. Even when the woman is not in the house where he mirror is, the mirror would still follow her to wherever she is so that she sees here own reflection. Holden feels the pressure of his peers to have sex because he, unlike all of his friends, is still a virgin. Which Plath now depends on the lights of liars, candles, and the moon. When she was only eight years old her father died of diabetes.
The sonnet is a regular one with fourteen lines, and a rhyming scheme of a-bb-aa-bb. The family understood the importance of education and so they learned English quickly. She seems to be looking for something to accept herself. His virginity is also something that attributes to his feelings of alienation. During her college career she suffered… February 2016 I will neither give nor receive unauthorized aid. Sylvia Plath has used this approach as a way to convey her concerns w.
A huge cause of their insecurities is because of the pedestal's women are put on by men. Finally, her book of poetry, The Colossus and Other Poems 1960 was accepted and published by William Heinemann Limited. As she said in the poem, attempting suicide took place regularly when she was ten. Although poetry is beautiful in many ways it can be dark and saddening at times. 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. Using psychologically convincing imagery, an ambivalent tone and an intertwined. Plath 10-11 The mirror symbolizes how she sees herself.
The speaker longs for death, and despises the fact the she is continually raised up out of it. After suffering a miscarriage, she realized that she was pregnant again. Her poetry focused on depression, aspects on suicide and death, savage imagery, self-destruction and painful feelings of women. She is taken back by her own reflection. The poem relates to her life and also her perspective of the world. In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish. Some lakes may be too murky to show a clear reflection.
In this case, I would consider him, despite being a business owner, in the proletariat. The poem describes a woman who seeks and yet denies the truth about herself and it reveals a woman growing older as she watches the process unfolding before her. Plath living in the 1950s was afflicted with the idea of she had to get married, have children, as well as obtaining a career. Sylvia Plath chose this irony to prove that everything seen through the eyes of Esther is based on her mental illness. The same pattern appears in the other stanzas. Part of the unusual aspect of this poem is that the entire piece is written from the perspective of the mirror. The flowers in the poem represent a blaring reminder of the life the speaker had before entering the hospital, and an indication that she is not dead like she wishes to be.
So in the first stanza Plath is drawing a parrell between her and the mirror and speaks for her outer self. The poem is devoid of sophisticated diction however, it the diction the poet used is sated with subtext as well as insinuations. Her poetry was also very important to readers and critics. Esther Greenwood, the main character, is a 19 year full of ambition and creativity that works at a popular magazine company. The speaker is looking into the lake searching for the youthful face she once saw in the mirror. Other characters in the novel are said to be in relation to characters in the author's life. The poem holds the theme of resentment and anguish, mixed with the desperation to understand, and share affection.