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  1. Conceit: An often unconventional, logically complex, or surprising metaphor whose delights are more intellectual than sensual. The poet uses water as a conceit for social injustice to the lower castes. Enjambment: The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or sRead more

    • Conceit: An often unconventional, logically complex, or surprising metaphor whose delights are more intellectual than sensual. The poet uses water as a conceit for social injustice to the lower castes.
    • Enjambment: The continuation of a sentence without a pause beyond the end of a line, couplet, or stanza.
    • Personification: A poetic device where animals, plants, or even inanimate objects, are given human qualities. For example,

    The water is witness

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  1. The writer recounts her childhood struggle beset with water. She condemns the state of the poor and downtrodden that are denied water. A contrasting picture is brought out where some people die without water while others are washed out by the Tsunami. She also comments on water being a bone of conteRead more

    The writer recounts her childhood struggle beset with water. She condemns the state of the poor and downtrodden that are denied water. A contrasting picture is brought out where some people die without water while others are washed out by the Tsunami. She also comments on water being a bone of contention between the states and countries. Ironically, the same violent and destructive water can sit innocently in a Bisleri bottle. The poet’s critical stance becomes more intense towards the end as she refers to a multinational market created for this unique commodity. So, water is instrumental in the struggle for equal rights and privileges.

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