This line contains both personification and hyperbole—personification, because mirror speaks like humans and hyperbole because the poet has exaggerated the mirror, which is deep like a lake. Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness. Faces and darkness separate us over and over. In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish. A woman bends over me, Searching my reaches for what she really is. This poem also uses imagery to portray a sense of isolation. She uses personification when she describes how she walks in the forests but the trees do not notice her.
One of the reasons for this classification is that she wrote extensively of her own life, her own thoughts, her own worries. Perhaps she's more intent on learning about her emotional responses to her former self. The poems suggest it would release her from the difficulties of life, and bring her transcendence wherein her mind could free itself from its corporeal cage. Pink is associated with girlie things, but the connection isn't that clear. Plath published her first poem as a child and continued writing throughout her short lifetime. Her relationships - not to say that she was dependent and clingy.
When the father dies, Plath deems it almost necessary to give away her life too. I see her back, and reflect it faithfully. Continue the discussion by asking if it is rude to be pushy or if it is important to seize power as the chance arises? A terrible fish rising can be thedeath of the person or of aging. Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.
Seeing her reflection, the woman is uncertain of herself and needs to find out who she really is. A woman bends over me. She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands. When she first began writing poetry at a young age in childhood, Sylvia said in an interview that she was very inspired by nature. The atmosphere of the poem is grave.
The specifics of Plath's work were drawn from her life, but endeavored to transcend those to ask more universal questions. I am important to her. It is pink, with speckles. She's seen now as more of a feminist and idealist, the leader of the Confessional poetry movement. Most of the time, the mirror looks across the empty room and meditates on the pink speckled wall across from it. She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
She feels oppressed by her father, she is scared of him but she admires him, all at the same time. It is able to recognize monotony, commenting on the regularity of the wall that it reflects most of the time. I think I may well be a Jew. Plath committed suicide shortly after she separated from her husband, and her writings often reflect her troubled state of mind. It is safe to say that the poetic devices used in the poem play a major role in the delivering and interpretation of it. Whatever I see I swallow immediately Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike.
This is for quite a few reasons. Sylvia Plath's poem has her hallmark stamp of powerful language, sharp imagery and dark undertones. Spare me from cooking three meals a day—spare me from the relentless cage of routine and rote. Plath uses stylistic devices like metaphor and hyperbole to illustrate the vast part of her life that was occupied by her father. This poem explores the paradoxes of death, afterlife, and it has an uncanny progression right from the beginning. She focused on themes that were very dark and heavy and atypical. Evaluate student progress in this lesson by giving a grade for class participation during discussions about the poems by Sylvia Plath.
The tone throughout the poem shifts from utter acrimony for the father, to a few stanzas where it seems as though the speaker is mourning her loss. They give us a look into her personal life, where the truth has been blurred along with usage of fictional settings and comparisons. There are no blurry lines; love or judgement has nothing to do with it. The Body Many of Plath's poems deal with the body, in terms of motherhood, wounds, operations, and death. I'm pretty sure I'm wrong but that's my best guess beca … use I don't think that there are any metaphors in this poem. It declares, how it thinks meditate about the opposite wall, its pink speckles and how the wall has gradually become a part of it.