Prelude To Jumping In The River Analysis

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The jump in “Prelude to Jumping in the River” by Katia Grubisic undergoes similar process as making important decisions in terms of the preparation and the aftereffects. Both the jump and making important decisions require lengthy preparation. In the poem, before the man jumps into the river, he “lays his light shirt, glasses, straw hat / and shoes” (1-2) on a piece of wood. This shows that he has spent some time organizing his clothing and “the mental preparation / takes some time” (4-5) after he has undressed. Similarly, before making important decisions, the decision-maker needs time to check every detail and weigh the benefits and drawbacks of each option in order to decide which one is better. At the same time, the jump is described
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