Write a Detailed Analysis Comparing and Contrasting
The Ways in Which Sylvia Plath uses imagery in
With the Ways in Which Robert Frost Uses it in
“The Road Not Taken”.
In poems “Mirror” and “The Road Not Taken” by Sylvia Plath and Robert Frost respectively, the authors extensively make use of images to convey to the audience the feelings of the characters and the flow of events.
In her poem, Plath uses the voice of a mirror that sees the world without any prejudices and misconceptions. The author uses a visual imagery when describing the mirror as being “silver” to show that the surface of the mirror is smooth and clear and reflects the true image of the one in front of it. In line five of the first stanza the poet also uses a metaphor comparing the mirror “to an eye of a little God”, that sees everything, but has no power to change ones life.