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Not even God can sink this ship was the famous quote uttered by those describing the Titanic In the poem The Convergence of the Twain the speaker uses multiple poetic devices to convey his pessimistic attitude towards the sinking of the unsinkable ship Throughout the poem the speaker uses imagery the structure of the poem connotative diction and metaphor to tell the tale of the catastrophic accident In the first five stanzas of the poem the speaker uses imagery to depict the Titanic sitting in ruins at the bottom of the ocean He describes the lavish furnishings of the ship then tells how they are now teeming with sea creatures and masked by darkness The imagery he uses describes how he feels about the sinking of the ship By depicting the lavish furnishings first then tearing down the image by describing their current state of ruin the speaker implies that things that were once great will soon become worthless In the fifth stanza the speaker creates a shift by asking a question and answering it in the next six stanzas Through the shift the speaker is able to emphasize the importance of the ships history and how it got to the bottom of the oceanIn stanzas six through eleven the speaker uses connotative diction to describe the ship and the iceberg as lovers In line 19 the speaker tells how while the ship was being built Immanent Will created a sinister mate for the ship By calling the ship and the iceberg mates the speaker implies that they were made for each other and that it was fate they met He later says that no eye could see the intimate welding of their later history By using the word intimate the speaker further implies the sexual relationship that the ship and the iceberg share In the tenth stanza the speaker describes how the two were on paths coincident and that they were twin halves continuing
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