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The poems "A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair" by Li Ho and "Mirror" by Sylvia Plath discusses the *****me of beauty uses the object mirror as a symbol to illustrate ***** effectively use the theme ***** beauty. In ***** Ho's poem, he tells us of the extraordinary beauty of a wom*****n whom me witnesses combing her hair using a 'jade comb,' and makes use of the ***** mirror ***** an accessory that ***** girl ***** in ***** 'beauty ritual.' "Mirror," meanwhile, is a thought-provok*****g poem that tackles the issue of beauty and vanity as dictated by the society. ***** uses imagery and the object mirror to *****ize the important of beauty to an individual, ***** how the mirror '*****s' the desperation of an individual who aims ***** achieve beauty (in frustration and great desperation).

The similarity between the two poems is ***** both use imagery and the theme ***** beauty. Imagery was *****d ***** 'A Beautiful' to ***** the ********** ***** (a "lotus blossom" ***** "a wild goose on the s*****nd"). Beauty is also an essential *****me here because it mainly describes the girl's 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 ***** Plath's because Plath uses the theme of beauty ***** discuss both beauty and ugliness in an *****. While Li Ho focuses on rich, ***** imagery, Plath concentrated on ***** that is effective through sarcasm and descriptive details about an *****dividual's frustration over beauty ***** youth (which *****ly is almost always associated with beauty). This is illustrated when Plath ends ***** poem by saying that the voice's constant trips to ***** mirror has "In me drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman," which illustrates how the subject's ***** ***** and conquest for ***** only further worsen her agitation about herself. Thus, beauty in Li Ho's poem ***** purely and *****ly delivered ***** imagery, while Plath's "*****" uses the 'ugly' side of too much preoccupation with beauty, as revealed by the


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