Not Waving but Drowning
Not Waving but Drowning Symbolism, Imagery, & Allegory
There’s more to a poem than meets the eye.
As we've mentioned before, the poem never directly says there's a body of water involved in the man's death, but it sure gives us some hints. C'mon, how else could he drown? So at first we think th...
For a poem with so many voices speaking, it sure doesn't look like there's a lot of actual interaction going on. The first speaker only jumps in to set the scene, speaking just to the reader. He or...
Life and Death
Ah, the central contrast of the poem… heck, the central contrast of existence. Everything revolves around these two states in the poem, whether they're described literally or undercover as metaph...
People who Shmooped this also Shmooped...
Noodle's College Search