Sylvia Plath: Poems

Mirror By Silvia Plath

 What is the main idea/ theme of the poem? Support your answer with one example from the poem.

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The main idea of the poem is the theme of the superficiality of beauty and how many (women in particular) define themselves by what they see looking back at them in the mirror.

"A woman bends over me,
Searching my reaches for what she really is."