Seascape In Thomas Moore's The Fish

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Although Bishop’s take on “The Fish” was describing a single thing, Moore uses a whole seascape to get her point across. She describes this world in an omniscient objective tone, portraying this place as majestic and wonderful but filled with hint of darkness. An example is how the “fish,” “wade through black jade” (1-2). This quote elaborates on the struggle of swimming through this opaque water. Even though Moore moves between scene to scene, it has an aura of flowiness, like the water. It seems as if Moore depicts the damaged chasm from a fish’s perspective, hence the title “The Fish.”
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