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      Help me analyze this poem

      I have to analyze and give a demonstration of this poem for my lit class, but i honestly suck at analyzing, can anyone here help me?

      The Lake
      Ted Hughes

      Better disguised then the leaf insect,

      A sort of subtler armadillo,
      The lake turns with me as I walk,

      Snuffles at my feet for what i might drop or kick up,
      Sucks and slobbers the stones, snorts through its lips

      Into broken glass, smacks its chops.
      It has eaten several my size

      Without developing a preference-
      Prompt, with a splash, to whatever i offer.

      It ruffles in its wallow, or lies sunning,
      Digesting old, senseless bicycles

      And a few shoes. The first down there
      Do not know they have been swallowed,

      Any more than the girl out there, who over the stern
      of a rowboat
      Tests its depth with her reflection

      How the outlets fears it-dragging it out,
      Black and yellow, a maniac eel,

      Battering it to death with sticks and stones!


      Also, what would be a way of presenting this with "imagery"
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      just another dreamer Kael Seoras's Avatar
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      Well, at first reading, I'm getting the impression that the lake is being compared to a hungry monster...I don't have time to dig deep into this right now but maybe later I'll be able to have a better look.

      But yea, I think you'll be on the right track comparing the lake to a hungry monster.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Kael Seoras View Post
      Well, at first reading, I'm getting the impression that the lake is being compared to a hungry monster...I don't have time to dig deep into this right now but maybe later I'll be able to have a better look.

      But yea, I think you'll be on the right track comparing the lake to a hungry monster.
      Yeah i know that, she let me know that, but she says there more to it that i'm not seeing, she said "peel back the layers"
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      It's about how people blame things for their problems because they don't want to blame the real culprit, which is themselves.

      /end thread

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      Ted Hughes was a bastard. He made Sylvia Plath do it.

      The bastard.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Siиdяed View Post
      Ted Hughes was a bastard. He made Sylvia Plath do it.

      The bastard.
      Sylvia Plath should have gone outside more instead of writing poetry and cutting herself.

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      just another dreamer Kael Seoras's Avatar
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      Quote Originally Posted by Volcon View Post
      Yeah i know that, she let me know that, but she says there more to it that i'm not seeing, she said "peel back the layers"
      Gotta love English class

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      Well ya see, poems are like onions...

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