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But now, fearing death, all eyes fixed on Charybdis
now Scylla snatched six men from our hollow ship,
the toughest, strongest hands I had, and glancing
backward over the decks, searching for my crew
I could see their hands and feet already hoisted
flailing, high, higher, over my head, look—
wailing down at me, comrades riven in agony,
shrieking out my name for one last time!
Just as an angler poised on a jutting rock
flings his treacherous bait in the offshore swell,
whips his long rod—hook sheathed in a an oxhorn lure—
and whisks up little fish he flips on the beach-break,
writhing, gasping out their lives…so now they writhed,
gasping as Scylla swung them up her cliff and there
at her cavern’s mouth she bolted them down raw—
screaming out, flinging their arms toward me,
lost in that mortal struggle…
Of all the pitiful things I’ve had to witness,
suffering, searching out the pathways of the sea,
this wrenched my heart the most.
Book 12, 263-282

Paragraph 1: State author, name of text, where it comes from. Brief setting up of
context. A clear THESIS statement that addresses the 1-2 dominant literary devices
you will be commenting on, and how they link to/develop a THEME or MOTIF of
Paragraph 2: Noting the literary devices and their EFFECT (the “So What?” factor)
Paragraph 3: Tell why this passage is significant (important) to the overall text.

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