I have a question about a few lines in Mirror by Sylvia Plath?

I am gonna be analyzing this poem for tomorrow.What does Sylvia Plath mean when she is saying

“The eye of the little god, four cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers.”

I get the rest of the poem just wording if she is trying to say if she is different or if that is representing something.

1 thought on “I have a question about a few lines in Mirror by Sylvia Plath?

  1. The mirror is like the eye of a little god because it sees everything, without fear or favour, just as it is. “Four cornered” refers to the mirror’s rectangular frame. Most of the time, there is nobody looking into the mirror, nor even walking past it; so all that it reflects (and reflects upon!) is the opposite wall of the room where it hangs. That wall has become almost branded on the mirror’s vision, rather like a computer monitor without a screensaver can get images burned onto it.

    But now and then, people pass by, or night falls; over the long course of time, such movements are seen as the merest flickers in the concentration of the mirror on the wall opposite. Wall … a face … wall … night-time, with nothing to see … wall … face … a long and tedious existence.

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