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Poet’s use of language

  • The description of the rat is central to the poem
  • Language used to convey fear and disgust
  • A sense of menace is created
  • Use of parenthesis
  • Part narrative, part descriptive
  • Varied rhyme scheme is effective, ‘the old snout’, ‘I stared him out’
  • Enjambment and effective use of pause