The New Historicism in "The Fish
Questions for response
line 8- "battered and venerable,"
How would a new historicist explain this poem's relationship to the tradition of the country house poem (e.g. Ben Jonson's "To Penshurst")?
line 51 - "five"
What textual clues could be used to support the view that the fish, with its five wounds, functions as a symbol for Christ, with his five wounds?
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