Poem : Mirror by Sylvia Plath

Today in literature we analized a poem called ”Mirror”,  and together made this presentation using the interactive board.

Here it’s a presentation that Pat shared in her blog, that analizes the poem. 

 

Then we were asked to answer some questions about it. Here are my answers!

1- We all have mirrors and know how important  they are, because if not we couldn’t see ourselves perfectly. The fact that we all accept that mirrors ”tell” the truth, gets us closer to what the author wants to transmit to the reader.

2- To have two different points of view and talking about this poem, two different ways to see yourself. In the mirror you are refected just as you are, perfectly. But in the lake your figure is more abstract and curved, if you don’t like what you see you may touch the water and change your shape. Maybe a pimple is seen in the mirror, but clearly, not in a lake.

3- Women care more about their appearence than men, so the story wouldn’t have so much sense if it was the other way round. Women come and go from the mirror, we use makeup to cover or imperfections, but men just don’t care as much as we do.

4- I think she is 50 years old because maybe the woman that looks at herself in the lake is her, so she feels she is growing up and so she reflects her depression in the poem.

5- I don’t like the idea of aging, it’s scary. When you are an old person you can not do as many things as you could when you were young. You have lots of responsabilities and things to achieve, work and then kids, so different scheudles.

Writing assignment! 

Draw the an object. Write a poem giving your drawing human qualities with personification. Use at least two literary devices and highlight them. Your poem must be at least eight (8) lines long. It does not have to rhyme, but each line must be at least five words or more.

Makeup

Unlike mirrors I am

I play hide and seek with the person who wears me

And hide what they really are

When they grow up, I grow up too

I know all about them, they take me everywhere they go

When they try me, a new person grows

They feel more confident when they use me

But they actually show how insecure they are of themselves

They can love themselves by who they really are

Or create a new person and change their features

But at the end it’s their choice!

(By Valentina and Sofia)