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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 ***** effectively use the theme of beauty. In Li Ho's poem, he tells us of the extraordinary beauty of a wom*****n whom me witnesses combing her hair *****ing a 'jade comb,' and makes use of the object mirror as an accessory that the girl uses in ***** '***** ritual.***** "Mirror," me*****while, is a thought-provok*****g poem ***** tackles the *****sue of beauty and vanity as dictated by the society. Plath uses imagery ***** the object ***** to *****ize the important of beauty ***** an individual, and how ***** mirror '*****s' the desperation ***** an individual who aims to achieve beauty (in frustration and great desperation).

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


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