Pond: A Novel - Two Weeks Since Summary & Analysis

Claire-Louise Bennett
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Summary

"Two Weeks Since" is a 4-stanza, free verse poem written in the present tense and describes a walk the narrator takes with a man. The first stanza focuses on the man's actions. He is walking on a back road, jumps a fence, and spots two horses in a nearby field. The remaining stanzas center on the narrator as she walks behind the man along the road. She spots a white horse that has just given birth to a black foal and notes the huge amount of blood coming from the mother. The narrator watches this scene and then turns back to continue walking along the back road.

Analysis

The writing style in this 4-stanza, free verse poem matches that of the style seen in “Wishful Thinking”. In both poems, choppy first-person sentences provide an almost anonymous narrative. “Wishful Thinking” begins with the...

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