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At Sea - Poem Analysis

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At Sea - Simon Armitage
The Title to this poem 'At Sea ' is a neutral title and doesn 't give away a lot of the meaning to the poem. It doesn 't necessarily commit to anything specific; it 's just a statement. This is just like the poem. Armitage hasn 't completely stated what the poem is about, there is nothing to say that it is definitely describing someone/something 'At Sea '. However, there are small links that suggest the 'Sea ' is being used metaphorically. I think that the summary of this poem is the story of a family. 'It is not through weeping, but all evening the pale blue eye on your most photogenic side has kept it 's own unfathomable tide. ' This could represent the child, where child isn 't necessarily crying but they
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