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hi can someone pleases help me analyze this poem. I need a lot of help

In The Gallery

Here neither nymph nor naiad ever bathed
nor Saint refreshed herself in pristine water,

here, in The Gallery, between Tie Rack,
Camera Shop, B. Dalton, Radio Shack,

Dad's Pizzas, Message Cards and Chez
Chocolat, a stream and pool are held

in marble, or simulated marble, banks
with fountains on two levels and a water-

fall, where pumped recirculated water's
splash and gurgle cools or seems to cool

the loud bright air so filled with crowds and hawkers,
bottom agleam with shining coins whose shimmer

reflects the neon clash of colors flashing
on pennies aglitter, gleaming quarters, dimes

tossed in from the concrete shore or flung
from the arched bridge that joins one teeming aisle

of bargains to the other, each coin sent
with a silent, urgent wish to some unseen power--

Dear Goddess of Good Luck, whatever your name now,
please smile on us, who make this place your grove.

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  1. Think of one of those fake fountains in shopping malls where people (especially little kids!) like to throw money and make a wish.

    To what is this poet contrasting this type of fountain?

    What images does the poet use to make absolutely sure the readers understand that this is no natural waterway (fountain, waterfall, river, stream, etc.)?

    How do the first and last couplets compare and contrast with each other?

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  2. i really don't know
    please please help me

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  3. You don't know what?

    You need to ask specific questions here, questions that indicate that you have indeed read the work and are trying. Exactly what don't you know?

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