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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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