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Background and theme

Background details

It became popular to write poems of animal description in the 1960s and 1970s, possibly due to the literary influence of Ted Hughes.

What the poem is about

Trout is a descriptive poem, with weapon imagery suggested by the trout’s shape, colour and movement.