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Not Waving but Drowning

Not Waving but Drowning


1. What theme does the poem address most directly?→Death
2. In the poem, what does swimming probably represent metaphorically?→Having fun
3. Why does the dead man repeat himself in stanza 3?→To correct the others' misunderstanding
4. How can the dead man still be talking?→We don't know
5. How do we know the other people are wrong about the dead man?→Because they seem like terrible liars
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