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In Mary Omatteys Shoeing the Currach the vivid image of the scene in addition to the flowing yet awkward structure of the poem enables the audience to see and feel the physical actions of the speaker and the emotions of the speaker after a crash that he single handily caused The meaning of the Currach within the title Shoeing the Currach is extremely significant for this poem A Currach is an Irish boat which is referred to as she several times throughout the poem The overall title portrays the actions of when the speaker starts of his journey on this boat yet also the action that ended his journey This poem consists of four stanzas The first stanza starts off with a flowing feel and contains an in-depth imagery of how the Currach looks like The linesAnd with one deft push of a shoeShed spin into his handsAnd lightly hed life and turn hershows how natural it is for the boat to fit into the hands of the speaker and enable him to navigate or control her As mentioned before the action of the push by the shoe signals the beginning of the journey The second stanza is unique compared to the other stanzas of the poem This stanza consists of an oxymoron It states a neutral state but ends the stanza with until the balance shifted signaling a potential problem The first two lines of the third stanza contain a meter The foot smashed downThe awkward turn he cant hold herNow shes turn and useless on the sandIt provides a rhythmic feel and has four syllables in-between each comma presented There is also imagery that expresses the problem that the speaker is experiencing Towards the beginning of this poem the speaker was able to have full and natural control over the boat but within this stanza it shows that he has lost that control The last line Now shes turn and useless on the
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