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Imagery in Barter

Imagery Examples in Barter:

Text of the Poem

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"Blue waves whitened on a cliff,..."   (Text of the Poem)

Teasdale’s poem is built on imagery. The first two stanzas present a variety of different images, each a manifestation of beauty. Much of the poem’s strength arises from the diversity and specificity of the images. The first image, “blue waves whitened on a cliff,” is a vivid and unconventional evocation of worldly beauty.

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