In both “Believe in Me” and “Mirror” they have figurative language. One of them expressing more figurative language, being the poem “Mirror”. When you use figurative language you make the meaning of something exaggerated or dramatic, some people may call it speaking over the head. In the lines “Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness./ In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman/ rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish” (16-18). These are the last few lines in the poem, and Plath uses great figurative language. She says “In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me and old woman”(17), sh...
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...ng today’s music can be just as poetic as traditional verse.
To sum it all up, both of these works by Plath and Lovato have many similarities. They are both talking about their insecurities, but not in the same way. As said before, Plath using more figurative language and Lovato being more straightforward. Lovato can be classified as being more modern, and the audience may like that. In “Mirrors” and “Believe in Me”, they are both trying to inspire the audience to look past their insecurities and accept themselves for who they are. Another thing they both touch upon, is the symbolism of the mirror. Although they don’t think of it the same way, they still think it’s important. These are only a few factors, but it goes to show that poems and songs can share the same qualities. They both have aspects such as emotional responses, rhythm, rhyme, theme, symbolism, etc.
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