Pond: A Novel - Wishful Thinking Summary & Analysis

Claire-Louise Bennett
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Summary

An unnamed narrator uses present tense descriptions about her process in finding a shoe for the day. The narrator is upstairs, looking for a green sandal. Once she locates it, she thinks to herself that both the sandal and the surrounding furniture are quite stylish. She then wonders if she has eaten breakfast yet and looks over a banister to see an empty bowl and a smeared spoon lying on a desk. Next to the dirty dishes is a bottle of sunscreen, and the narrator wonders if the evidence she sees on the desk is from today or the past.

Analysis

“Wishful Thinking” is yet another short poem in the collection, but it breaks away from the formatting Bennett has provided up to now. To being, the first three lines of this short poem is a haiku written in sentence format. Notice that...

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