The river god

RG analysis

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  • Created on: 19-12-11 13:26

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Dramatic monologue split into three parts. Mixture of rhyme and prose.

It tells you abut the journey down a river but giving it a character. Uses river like words such as 'smooth, deep, waving'

Uses metaphors which create an image of river features e.g. ' so i brought her down here' - a waterfall? 'As i throw them up now and then in the spirit of clowning' - some rapids?

Its describing a man that like a river, has a calm appearance that hides deep and dangorous undercurrents. About the river falling in love with a woman and stealing her life so she cannot ever leave him. The last line shows the unforgiveness that a river would feel. The river seems to claim the woman as his own.

Personality alienated?

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