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Analysis of My Father in the Navy This poem begins with a daughter describing her father She talks about her father as though he is a poster child for the military describing him as Stiff and immaculate The narrator reveals how much she looks up to her father by her statement a round cap on his head like a halo She goes on to describe he fathers position in the military Line 4 says he was an apparition on leave from a shadow-world this line talks about how he was a ghost on leave from the shadow- world meaning he was working on a sub and the shadow- world being a deep ocean This midshipman was in charge of monitoring the ships engines and course Line 9 goes on to talk about how the family kept watchful eye out for their father to return Line 12 states for the flash of white our father like an angel this line has a picture of a sub coming into the bay and the family knows that its there by the rotating white light atop the sub The father is so special to the family its like an angel coming down from heaven when he returns In line 14 15 the poem describes some kind of void the father had in his life that the family somehow fulfilled which kept him coming back from duty The last lines of this poem suggest that the father was never at home When the father does return from duty its like a dream for the family This poem was a very pictorial piece I could see every line and how the daughter and family felt about the father The poem shows how much the family loves their father but it
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