| Quote #1
He thinks the moon is a small hole at the top of the sky (14)
This is a pretty good hint that the Man-Moth may not be all there, but it also points to his identity as someone distinct and separate from the Man in the first stanza.
| Quote #2
Just as the ties recur beneath his train, these underlie
We should be thankful that the Man-Moth is more of a failed superhero than a villain because this constant drumming would drive a weaker man (or moth) totally bonkers.
| Quote #3
[...] Then from the lids
We have a hard time thinking about a bee without thinking about her sting, and, if a bee were conscious enough to understand her own mortality, she would probably feel the same way about herself. The sting is both the bee's power and her weakness. The Man-Moth experiences the same thoughts about that tear.