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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 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 ***** '***** ritual.***** "Mirror," meanwhile, is a thought-provok*****g poem that tackles the issue of beauty ***** vanity as dictated by ***** society. ***** uses imagery and the object ***** to *****ize the important ***** beauty ***** an individual, and how the mirror 'mirrors' the desperation of an individual who aims to achieve beauty (in frustration and great desperation).

The similarity between ***** two ***** is ***** both use imagery ***** the theme of beauty. Imagery w***** *****d in 'A *****' to illustrate the girl' ***** (a "lotus blossom" and "a wild goose on the s*****nd"). Beauty is also an essential *****me here because it ma*****ly 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 ***** Plath's because Plath ***** the theme of beauty to discuss both beauty and ugliness in an *****. While Li Ho focuses on rich, beautiful imagery, Plath concentrated on imagery that is effective through sarcasm ***** descriptive details about an *****dividual's frustration over beauty and youth (which ********** is almost always associated with *****). 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 ***** ***** ***** conquest for beauty only further worsen her agitation about *****self. Thus, beauty in ***** Ho's poem ***** purely and *****ly delivered ***** imagery, while Plath's "*****" uses the 'ugly' side ***** too much preoccupation with beauty, as revealed by the

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