1 The poet uses vivid language through the
child's fears through words such as hear me
and not come near me which also rhyme.
2 Furthermore the poet tries to emphasize the
unborn fears through metaphors such as
human race may with tall walls wall me, being
afraid of being taken control by other people
who use wise lies to make believe something
that is not true .
3 The tone of fear despair and sadness is stressed constantly throughout the poem with the repetition of I am
not yet born as it shows that although the foetus hasn't entered the human world yet, he is already concerned
about all the evils that could affect him
4 all the evils that could affect him Alliteration such as grass to grow for me and trees to
talk to me and personification like water to dandle me add to the deep meaning of the
poem but in this stanza referring to the good aspects of human life.
5 Throughout the poem the poet uses such a form of writing that each stanza
starts from being wide and then narrows down towards the end and makes it
easier for the reader to carry on as the poet feel s the pressure on him from