The Language Of Man-Moth

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Examining the language on a basic level, the story of the poem begins somewhat unclearly. The first of the stanza of this free-verse poem tells the reader of a man standing directly under the moonlight, beneath the shadow of his hat, “he makes an inverted pin, the point magnetized to the moon.” At this point, it is unsure what role this man will play. The next stanza, in it’s identical eight-lined form, tells the reader of the emergence of the main character, the Man-Moth who possesses superhero-esc abilities, climbing to the tops of the city buildings. The knowledge that, “He thinks the moon is a small hole at the top of the sky,” is also given to the reader. The third stanza gives imagery of the Man-Moth’s desire, persistence, and fearfulness
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