The Fish by Rupert Brooke: Summary and Analysis

The Fish is a delightful descriptive piece of poem by Rupert Brooke. Poets have often projected themselves sympathetically into the minds of birds and beasts.

Rupert Brooke (1887-1915)

But seldom has any poet exercised his imagination, as Rupert Brooke does in this poem, to delve deep into the waters and picture the feelings of a fish. The great over in Brooke recreates in vivid imagery and undulating lines, the dark, fluctuant, flowing world of the fish. There is intense original vision in the picture and a profound understanding of this creature of the deep. A fine effect of beauty is achieved especially in the concluding part of the poem where the conscious joys of the human world are contrasted with the unconscious joys of the fish in its secret, elemental, whisper less world.

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