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The Merchants Wife A Letter In The River-Merchants Wife A Letter the author Li Po uses the Dramatic Poem style to show the character He takes on the persona of the young girl who marries the River-Merchant Throughout the poem the girl grows She is forced to marry the River-Merchant at 14 years and is very depressed because she doesnt love him Over the next few years she grows very fond of him At the age of 16 her husband must go to the river of the swirling eddies She then notices how much she loves him and how she wants him to return Li Po uses many symbols to describe the character When he says her hair was still cut straight across her forehead he was showing that she was very young by describing the childish hair she had He uses the front gate 2 times in the play The front gate has been overcome by moss at the end of the poem and he is showing how the girl gets older and how her spouse hasnt passed through that gate to return It is likely that the river merchant was taken away against his will because the girl says you dragged your feet when you went out The girl shows that she is sincere about her feelings when she says how she misses him She picks up all the noises and actions of animals in nature that she would have never noticed She explains how everything has couples and pairs everything except her She gives human-like qualities to some of the animals when she says the monkeys make sorrowful noise overhead She thinks that her husbands presence has even effected nature The Stanzas of the poem are all different lengths the first 3 being short and the last being almost twice as long as the others This physical setup of the poem is showing that while the girl is with
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