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Mirror Answers
Andrew Kokanoutranon

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The poem, Mirror, meets the criteria of a dramatic poem because the narrator tells what is currently happening and creates an illusion that the reader is witnessing a dramatic event. The mirror is the narrator of the story and it is telling a story her life.


 


Image:


“The eye of a little god” – visual and tactile image


The mirror is used to reflect the real the woman’s face and acts like a god in a way because it is brutally truthful.


 


“Faces and darkness separate us” – visual image


The mirror only sees faces and darkness, and it gives off a sense of loneliness and a gloomy tone.


 


“Tears and an agitation of hands” – visual and tactile image


Tears and agitation gives off a depressing and sad tone.


 


“She has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman” – visual image


Drowning gives off a tone of sadness and death. The woman drowns herself in the mirror but does not die. Instead she gets the truth.


 


“What ever you see I swallow immediately” – gustatory image


The woman sees herself as she really is, and the mirror  shows her want she doesn’t what to see.


 


Allusion:


“Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me” – The mirror reflects the image of the women who looks down at it. The woman is obessed with himself and this situation is an example of the greek god, Narcisuss  

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