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

The similarity between the two ***** is that both use imagery and ***** theme of beauty. Imagery w***** *****d ***** 'A Beautiful' to ***** the girl' ***** (a "lotus blossom" ***** "a *****ild goose on the s*****nd"). Beauty is also an essential ***** 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 the ***** Plath's because Plath uses ***** theme of beauty to discuss both beauty and ugliness in an *****dividual. While Li Ho focuses on rich, beautiful imagery, ***** concentrated on imagery ***** is effective through sarcasm ***** descriptive details about an individual's frustration over beauty *****d youth (which *****ly ***** almost always associated with *****). This is illustrated when Plath ends her poem by saying that the voice's constant trips ***** ***** 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 ***** ***** ***** is purely and richly delivered ***** *****, while Plath's "*****" uses the 'ugly' side of too much preoccupation with beauty, as revealed by the

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