How does the mirror describe its appearance?
What does the mirror do with whatever it sees?
When the woman “bends over” the mirror, what is she searching for?
How does the woman reward the mirror?
What “rises toward” the woman in the mirror everyday?
How are the candle and the moon liars?
Who is the young girl who has drowned?
Who is the old woman?
Why is the old woman “like a terrible fish”?
How does the woman feel about aging?
In what ways is the mirror like and unlike a person (stanza 1)?
In what ways is it like a lake (stanza 2)?
What is your reaction to the changes that have occurred in your own physical appearance over the last few years? Explain.