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Diving into the Wreck

Diving into the Wreck


by Adrienne Rich

Diving into the Wreck Transformation Quotes

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Quote #4

We are, I am, you are (line 87)

Now not only is the speaker a man and a woman and a fish and a person, he or she has become all people. The speaker and the poem reach out to embrace everyone. This last section takes us from the personal to the universal. In one way or another, we are all divers, heading into wrecks. This is about revisiting the scene of the disaster to learn what we can. When we do that, whether because we are brave or because we are scared, it changes us.

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