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Personification In Hunter's Moon

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Personification can be used in so many ways, from making a spoon fly to trees dancing, all of which help give the poem more life and support the theme. In “Hunter’s Moon,” Fisk uses personification to provide more vivid pictures when describing the kelp and sky and bring the moon to life. In lines 1 and 2, “the sky slips down the rungs of its blue ladder”. Suggesting that as time goes on, the sky is getting darker and darker, creeping closer and closer to the end. Throughout the poem, the moon is described as shining on us all, but when Fisk writes “Its pale gaze caresses the lovers…” (lines 12-13), this line could be interpreted as Fisk trying to hint at another way of representing the moon; way of subtly suggesting to readers that the moon
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