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The event when the Titanic sank was devastating It has been known as a major accidentdisaster Thomas Hardys poem called The Convergence of the Twain about the Titanic was very detailed and well written in the ships and icebergs point of view personification He describes it this way because it is a different point of view of what most people usually hear In the first part of the poem it describes how the ship looks It describes the ship containing glass windows and doors and mirrors After this it says fishes near gaze at the gilded gear and query What does this vain gloriousness down here Hardy 13-15 Gazed at the gilded gear is an example of alliteration When the fish were swimming on the ocean floor they see this magnificent large object ship They wonder how it ever got to the bottom of the ocean Another part is when they talk about the ship and iceberg like if they were people An example of this is Prepared a sinister mate for her- so gaily great A shape of Ice for the time and far and dissociate Hardy 19-21 What he means by this is that the ship and the iceberg grew closer together It was the future nobody is aware of No one was aware of the ship ever sinking Another example is And as the smart ship grew in stature grace and hue in shadowy silent distance grew the iceberg too Hardy 22-24 This means that the ship grew in confidence He thought he had the best ship and that it could never sink and was unsinkable He ignored all the signs of dangerous icebergs and they did not take the right safety precautions for the ship He did a good job at describing the whole process of the crash In this poem there were examples of
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