how does the poem The Dolphins by Carol Ann Duffy describe human authority over the animals?
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In the poem, told from the point of view of a dolphin, we come to know how dolphins have been trapped by human for their greed. The dolphins are taken away from their natural habitat and forced to live a miserable life in a man-made pool. Though the dolphins are in their element, water, they are not free to form their own thoughts. “There is a man and there are hoops.” The dolphins are forced into enslavement to perform tricks for humans; “there is a colored ball/ we have to balance till the man has disappeared.” Such cruelty is shown towards the dolphins in the poem.
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