ENG 125 Week 4 Reading Response to a Poem

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Reading Responses to a Poem. Select one poem from this week’s assigned readings, and identify at least three elements in the poem that you found interesting or engaging (e.g., form, language, content, and/or other literary elements).

Then, assess how these elements affected your response to the poem, in its entirety.

(e.g., Did these elements affect your opinions on (or reaction to) the content of the poem? Did they cause you to focus on one aspect of the poem over others?)

 

  1. Length: Your paper should be two to four double-spaced pages in length (excluding title and reference page)
  2. Sources: Support your reflections with textual details and analysis from at least two scholarly sources.
  3. APA: Your draft must be formatted to APA style.

    o Separate Title Page: Must include an original title
    o Separate Reference Page
    o Proper Citations: All sources must be properly cited, both within the text and in a separate

    reference page.

  4. Elements of Academic Writing: All academic papers should include these elements.

    o Introduction with a thesis statement o Supporting paragraphs
    o Conclusion

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ENG 125 Week 4 Reading Response to a Poem,

“Mirror” is a poem by Sylvia Plath. It is spoken in a first person style from the perspective of a mirror, and later a lake. A woman has been looking into both the mirror and the lake at her own reflection. She seems to be almost consumed with the reflection and later in life she is upset by what she sees, as she is ageing.

The poem is rife with figurative language. After analyzing the poem, I find that the mirror is truth, indifferent to the woman’s ageing or what she wishes to believe. It is through this truth that it holds a certain power over her. She tries to deny it, but in the end the mirror, and thus the truth, consume her

The poem “Mirror” was engaging to me because the form of

“Mirror” is a poem by Sylvia Plath. It is spoken in a first person style from the perspective of a mirror, and later a lake. A woman has been looking into both the mirror and the lake at her own reflection. She seems to be almost consumed with the reflection and later in life she is upset by what she sees, as she is ageing.

The poem is rife with figurative language. After analyzing the poem, I find that the mirror is truth, indifferent to the woman’s ageing or what she wishes to believe. It is through this truth that it holds a certain power over her. She tries to deny it, but in the end the mirror, and thus the truth, consume her

The poem “Mirror” was engaging to me because the form of

 

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