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.
“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.
“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