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Poet’s use of language

  • The title merges into the opening line of the poem
  • Onomatopoeia is used to describe the fish falling back into the water
  • Repetition of sounds
  • River described in terms of food
  • Weapon imagery used throughout
  • Metaphor of the water as it unravels
  • Suggestion of power in the final line