Essay - The Poems 'A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair' by Li...


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The poems "A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair" by Li Ho and "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath discusses the theme of beauty uses the object mirror as a symbol to illustrate and effectively use the theme of beauty. In Li Ho's poem, he tells us of t***** extraordinary beauty of a woman whom me witnesses combing her hair using a 'jade comb,' and makes use of the object mirror as an accessory that the girl ***** in her '***** ritual.' "Mirror," meanwhile, is a thought-provoking poem that tackles the *****sue of beauty ***** vanity as dictated ***** the society. ***** *****s imagery and the object mirror to symbolize the important of beauty to an individual, and how the mirror 'mirrors' the desperation ***** an individual who aims ***** achieve beauty (in frustration and great desperation).

The similarity between ***** two ***** is ***** both use imagery and the theme of beauty. Imagery was *****d in 'A ********** to illustrate the girl' ***** (a "lotus blossom" ***** "***** wild goose on the sand"). Beauty is also an essential theme here because it mainly describes the ********** r*****ual of combing her beautiful hair, which, to the poet's opinion, adds p to the beautiful face the girl obviously possesses. However, Li ***** poem differs with the of Plath's because Plath uses the *****me of beauty to discuss both beauty and ugliness in an *****. While Li Ho focuses on rich, beautiful imagery, ***** concentrated on ***** that is effective through sarcasm and descriptive details about an individual's frustration over beauty and youth (which essentially ***** almost always associated with beauty). This is *****d when Plath ends her poem by saying that the voice's constant trips ***** ***** mirror has "In me drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman," which illustrates ***** the subject's constant ***** and conquest for beauty only further worsen her agitation about *****self. Thus, ***** in Li Ho's poem is purely and *****ly delivered ***** imagery, while ***** "Mirror" uses the 'ugly' side of too much preoccupation with beauty, as revealed by the

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