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Wish You Were Here Wish You Were Here by Incubus is a lyric poem The poem is basically about a person who is lying on a beach and wishing he could share the experience with someone else The speaker most likely wants to share it with a lover that they have lost in the past weather by death or breaking up He the speaker wants to be back with that person but has to move on to be truly happy In this poem the rhyme scheme is inconsistent Maybe I should hold with careBut my hands are the air saying lines 21 and 22 the rhyme in those two lines would be with care and air The rhyme functions in the poem because it adds more rhythm and it makes it flow better also the poem is in middle diction In the first verse there is a lot of imagery because as you read it it creates a scene in your mind I lay my head onto the sand line 10 also creates the image of the person lying on the beach The reader is able to create the picture of someone sitting on a beach watching the waves crash and looking at the stars The ocean looks like a thousand diamonds strewn across a blue blanket line 2 is another literary device It is a simile because the author is comparing the ocean to a thousand diamonds scattered across a blanket In line 11 there is a metaphor comparing the sky to a canopy with holes in it without using the words like or as And in this moment I am happyHappy lines 4 and 5 have emphasis on the word happy Maybe when the person does the things previously described in the poem he is truly happy because he is closer to letting go of the person he is wishing for which is tone In the first stanza of the poem the
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