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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 of beauty. In ***** Ho's poem, he tells us ***** t***** extraordinary beauty of a woman whom me witnesses combing her hair using a 'jade comb,' and makes use of the ***** mirror ***** an accessory that the girl uses in ***** '***** ritual.' "Mirror," meanwhile, is a thought-provoking poem ***** tackles the *****sue of beauty ***** vanity as dictated ***** the society. ***** uses imagery and the object ***** to symbolize the important of beauty to an individual, ***** how the mirror '*****s' the desperation ***** an individual who aims ***** achieve beauty (in frustration and great desperation).

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

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