Sylvia Plath: Poems

how did the poet in the poem 'mirror' react to the bitter-sweet reality?

poem - "mirror" poet-"Sylvia Plath"

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The speaker does not react well to her changing reflection as she ages. Because of this honesty, the woman cries and wrings her hands. Nevertheless, she cannot refrain from visiting the mirror over and over again, every morning. Over the years, the woman has “drowned a young girl” in the mirror, and now sees in her reflection an old woman growing older by the day. This old woman rises toward her out of the mirror like “a terrible fish.”