American Primitive: Poems - Humpbacks, A Meeting, Little Sister Pond, The Roses and Blackberries Summary & Analysis

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Humpbacks, A Meeting, Little Sister Pond, The Roses and Blackberries Summary

In "Humpbacks", this country of fire is all around. The narrator tells the reader "you know what I mean". The sky stops at nothing so something must hold back the bodies or people would fly away. The humpbacks leap through the water and play off of the Cape. They sing for reasons that mankind cannot imagine. Three humpbacks rise to the surface near a boat, and then dive deeply into the sea. People wait until they resurface. One hears someone shout for joy and realizes that it is oneself. One sees how big the humpbacks are. They can be seen flying against the sky for an unbelievable moment like nothing ever imagined or a myth. They crash into the water and the people fall back together into that wet...

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