- the river god
- continuous dramatic monologue a-a-b-b rhyme scheme. there are irregular line lengths. turn the poem on its side and it looks like reeds
- river god is powerful but also insecure and lonely
- if he isn't respected he punishes the people
- the poem is a dramatic monologue and the river god is personified by given a voice to speak to us
- power of nature. don't take things for granted. the power of love.
- poem sounds child like. simple rhyme scheme and it is a bit clumsy because the amount of beats in each line is inconsistent.
- simple yet powerful repetitive yet pleasant.
- contrast between woman and river
- we should take note of things around us and not take them for granted.
- The river is personified in this poem as a narrator
- the River God shouldn't be underestimated
- he tells us how he passes time by by blessing the swimming fish and he likes people to bathe in him especially women
- the poem takes a dark turn when because we find out that he can drown whoever he chooses. he drowned a woman
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