English

Read the following line from "Not Waving but Drowning."
"Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he's dead"

a. detached
b. pleased
c. objective
d. critical
NOT WAVING BUT DROWNING
Stevie Smith

Nobody heard him, the dead man,
But still he lay moaning:
I was much further out than you thought
And not waving but drowning.

Poor chap, he always loved larking
And now he’s dead
It must have been too cold for him his heart gave way,
They said.

Oh, no no no, it was too cold always
(Still the dead one lay moaning)
I was much too far out all my life
And not waving but drowning.

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  1. I'm pretty sure its c- objective.
    The speaker isn't detached, he knows what is going on
    he isn't pleased
    And definitely not critical.
    I'm stuck between A and C

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  2. It was detached.

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  3. Wow! 3 am posting and no patience!!

    But I'm glad you decided on detached. It's the only one of the four choices that describes any part of this poem. =)

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