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

The similarity between ***** two poems is that both use imagery and the theme of beauty. Imagery was used in 'A *****' to ***** the girl' beauty (a "lotus blossom" and "a wild goose on the s*****nd"). Beauty is also an essential ***** here because it mainly describes the *****s 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 of Plath's because Plath uses ***** theme 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 ***** descriptive details about an *****'s frustration over beauty *****d youth (which essentially is almost always associated with *****). This is illustrated when Plath ends her 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 ***** and conquest for beauty only further worsen her agitation about *****self. Thus, beauty in Li Ho's poem is purely and richly delivered ***** imagery, while ***** "Mirror" uses the 'ugly' side ***** too much preoccupation with beauty, as revealed by the

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