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Unformatted text preview: 5. The poem is in three four line stanzas. The stanzas do sound a bit formal, like biblical verse or old English. 6. The diction is definitely formal. 7. The poem is a narrative reflection on the death of a drowning man. 8. The speaker is speaking solely as a third person, without judgment. 9. The tone of the poem is morning as if it was being spoken at a funeral. 10. There is not judgment in the poem. 11. The poem does seem partially fragmented as the story seemingly switches between the narrator, and the dead man. 12. The poem sounds better read aloud as if it were read to an audience at a funeral....
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- Spring '10