Unformatted text preview: Sosostris, she picks a card and says” [Here] / Is your card, the drowned Phoenician Sailor, / (Those are the pearls that were his eyes. Look!)” (lines 46-48). In the next stanza she tells the speaker to “Fear death by water” (line 55). This connects “The Burial of the Dead” with “Death by Water.” On top of this, in “A Game of Chess” the speaker says he remembers that “Those are the pearls that were his eye” (line 125). This refers back to the Phoenician Sailor, Phlebas, yet again....
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- Fall '09
- Poetry, Cremation, Phoenician Sailor