Manhunt 3

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The final line of the poem, indeed the final line of any poem, is always worth special attention. What we expect as readers is some kind of conclusion. It might not be a happy ending and it might leave us with more questions, but the expectation is always for some kind of closure, but don't be surprised if the poet uses this expectation to trip you up and play games with you. We're told that having traced his injuries, given them meaning and little stories of their own, the woman 'comes close', but close to what exactly? At this point in the poem we know that the woman has finally arrived at one of the most distressing and


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