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What is one literary element of the poem "Not waving but drowning"?
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I only need one literary element because I can not find one.

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asked by Jimmy
  1. Not Waving but Drowning
    BY 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.

    Which

    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.

    Which literary elements have you studied?

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  2. Rhyme scheme
    alliteration
    repetition
    imagery
    personification
    hyperbole
    allusions
    onomatopoeia
    simile
    metaphor
    irony
    oxymoron
    symbolis.

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    posted by Jimmy
  3. I already have one literary element, repetition, but the other one I actually can not find.

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    posted by Jimmy
  4. The startling thing about this poem is the opposites in there, primarily that a dead person can talk or moan or anything else.

    Which of those elements deals with opposites?

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    posted by Writeacher
  5. I see rhyme scheme, repetition, imagery, allusion, metaphor . . .

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  6. So an oxymoron deals with opposites, but where does it say there are opposites in the poem

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    posted by Jimmy
  7. Do dead people talk?

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    posted by Ms. Sue
  8. http://examples.yourdictionary.com/examples-of-oxymorons.html

    http://typesofirony.com/the-3-types-of-irony/

    I hope you can understand the differences -- AND the different types of irony! Read, read, read, and let us know what you decide.

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    posted by Writeacher

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