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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 *****me of beauty. In Li Ho's poem, he tells us ***** the extraordinary beauty of a woman whom me witnesses combing her hair ********** a 'jade comb,' and makes use of ***** ***** mirror ***** an accessory that the girl ***** in her '***** ritual.***** "Mirror," meanwhile, is a thought-provoking poem ***** tackles the issue of beauty ***** vanity as dictated by the society. ***** ********** imagery and the object ***** to symbolize the important ***** beauty to an individual, ***** how ***** mirror 'mirrors' the desperation of an ***** who aims to achieve beauty (in frustration and great desperation).

The similarity between ***** two poems is that both use imagery ***** the theme of beauty. Imagery was used in 'A Beautiful' to illustrate the girl' ***** (a "lotus blossom" and "a wild goose on the sand"). Beauty is also an essential ***** here because it mainly describes ***** girl's r*****ual 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 ***** of Plath's because Plath uses the *****me of beauty to discuss both beauty and ugliness in an individual. While Li Ho focuses on rich, ***** imagery, Plath concentrated on imagery that is effective through sarcasm and descriptive details about an *****'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 the mirror has "In me drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman," which illustrates how the subject's ***** desperation ***** conquest for ***** only further worsen her agitation about herself. Thus, beauty in ***** Ho's ***** ***** purely and *****ly delivered through imagery, while Plath's "Mirror" uses the 'ugly' side of too much preoccupation with beauty, as revealed by the

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