Poem Analysis: Not Enough By Ivy Lane

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In the poem “Not Enough” the author Ivy Lane speaks of how she doesn't feel like she is worthy of anything. She believes that her qualities aren't good enough to receive a compliment or to gain a boy's attention. When she does get a compliment she denies it, not being able to see what they see. Lane uses personification and symbolism to portray that if someone doesn't feel confident in oneself it may be hard to accept compliments or nice gestures others give. Lane uses a simile to help us understand that the mirror doesn't reflect the compliments that others give, just what her mind perceives her as.The author starts by showing the reader the kind words that others express towards her and then bulldozes right over them when she says it isn't
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