The Cinnamon Peeler

What is the author's style in The Cinnamon Peeler by Michael Ondaatje?

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The speaker switches verb tenses throughout the poem, which helps the reader understand what parts of the poem are hypothetical and what parts belong in the couple's actual past. He also uses both direct and subtle imagery to underscore his focus on love and sexual desire.

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The Cinnamon Peeler