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

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

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