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Not Waving but Drowning

Not Waving but Drowning

by Stevie Smith

Not Waving but Drowning: What Did You Say? True or False

1. What was the dead man doing?Drowning
2. How long was the dead man too far out?All his life
3. Who in the poem can hear the dead man's complaint?Nobody
4. According to the other people, what did he enjoy doing?Fishing
5. What do they think killed him?Cold water and/or a weak heart

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