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(love song, with two goldfish)

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Transcript of (love song, with two goldfish)

(love song, with two goldfish)
By Grace Chua
Analysis
(the reason, she said
she wanted)
(and he could not give)
a life
beyond the
(bowl)
Analysis
(But her love's since
gone belly-up. His heart sinks
like a fish. He drinks
like a stone. Drowns those sorrows,
stares emptily through glass.)
Bellwork
Take 4-5 minutes to read the poem. It is short, but read it multiple times to get a better understanding.
We will discuss your interpretations.
Analysis
(He's a drifter, always
floating around her, has nowhere else to go. He wishes she would sing, not much, just the scales; or take some notice, give him the fish eye.)
Analysis
(He's bowled over. He would
take her to the ocean, they could
count the waves. There,
in the submarine silence, they would share
their deepest secrets. Dive for pearls
like stars.)
Analysis
(Bounded by round walls
she makes fish eyes and kissy lips at him, darts behind pebbles, swallows his charms hook, line and sinker)
Theme of entrapment
"fish eyes", "kissy lips", puns
"hook, line and sinker" is an idiom used to describe the fact that she has fallen for him.
Metaphor
"Nowhere else to go" is emphasizing the theme of entrapment.
Grace Chua
She is a published journalist with the Straits Times in Singapore.
In her free time, she enjoys photography and writing poetry.
Her first collection of poetry was published in 2010.
(love song, with two goldfish) was published shortly after.
"bowled over" is a pun
Water motif, fish motif
"submarine silence" is sibilance
"Dive for pearls" would be similar to humans and stargazing
Inverted cliches
Each parenthesis is for one subject only.
Parenthesis represent the bowl.
Themes
Entrapment
Isolation

Motifs
Fish motif
Water motif

Literary Devices
Extended Metaphor
Sibilance
Recurrence of Zoomorphism (personification)
Alliteration
Simile

What's your interpretation?
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