Essay - The Poems 'A Beautiful Girl Combs Her Hair' by Li...


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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 Li Ho's poem, he tells us of t***** ex*****raordinary beauty of a wom*****n whom me witnesses combing her hair *****ing a 'jade comb,' and makes use of the object mirror ***** an accessory that ***** girl ***** in ***** 'beauty ritual.' "Mirror," meanwhile, is a thought-provok*****g poem ***** tackles the *****sue of beauty and vanity as dictated ***** ***** society. Plath uses imagery ***** the object mirror to *****ize the important of beauty ***** an individual, and how the mirror 'mirrors' the desperation ***** an individual who aims to 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 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 ritual of combing her beautiful hair, which, to the poet's opinion, adds p to the beautiful face the girl obviously possesses. However, Li Ho's poem differs with ***** of Plath's because Plath ***** the theme of beauty to discuss both beauty and ugliness in an **********. While Li Ho focuses on rich, beautiful imagery, ***** concentrated on ***** ***** is effective through sarcasm ***** descriptive details about an individual's frustration over beauty and youth (which *****ly ***** almost always associated with beauty). This is illustrated when Plath ends ***** poem by saying that the voice's constant trips ***** ***** mirror has "In me drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman," which illustrates ***** the subject's constant desperation ***** conquest for beauty only further worsen her agitation about herself. Thus, beauty in ***** ***** ***** is purely and *****ly delivered through imagery, while Plath's "*****" uses the 'ugly' side of too much preoccupation with beauty, as revealed by the

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