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Not Waving but Drowning

Not Waving but Drowning


by Stevie Smith

Not Waving but Drowning: Drowned in Sound True or False

1. What verse form roughly describes this poem? -> Free verse
2. What metrical foot is most common in the poem? -> Dactyl
3. Which line shows alliteration? -> And now he's dead
4. Which pair of words from the poem shows feminine rhyme? -> man / thought
5. What's the poem's refrain? -> And not waving but drowning.