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Poet’s use of language

  • Imagery associated with unspoken discomfort
  • The use of the simile: the swallows are compared to weapons
  • Appears quite an innocuous situation: however, the violent imagery used to describe the hen’s movement as it ‘ripped’ suggests the violent regret of missed opportunities
  • Repetition of phrases
  • A sense of boredom is suggested through the ‘monotonous green’
  • Clear avoidance of 19th century poetic diction
  • Awkwardness of language, for example ‘drop-drenched glaze’
  • Archaisms such as ‘alack’