Die Heuning Pot Literature Guide
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Analysis

(2) Sea Level

This poem is often taught to students who are new to poetry because it provides a crash course in symbolism and rhyme. You could spend hours puzzling over what the symbols mean, but you'll probably never feel frustrated or intimidated. The poem has secrets and mysteries to offer to readers of any level or experience. If you ever needed proof that basic language and ideas can make a profound statement, "Fire and Ice" is a great example.

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