‘Mirror’ is commonly regarded as poem of despair and desperation. How did reading it make you feel? Do you think there is any hope for the woman the poet describes?
The mirror compares itself to a lake. Do you think that this is a good or accurate comparison? What similarities, if any are there between the two?
How did you respond to the poem’s description of the birth of the child in the first three stanzas? Did you appreciate the honesty and lack of sentimentality?