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  1. 1. D.H Lawrence Born: 11 September 1885. Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England. Died: 2 March 1930. Vence, France Occupation: novelist. Nationality: English Period: 19071930. Genres: Modernism. Notable works:Novel: Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women inLove, Lady Chatterley's Lover Short Story: Odour of Chrysanthemums, The Virgin and theGipsy, The Rocking-Horse Winner Play: The Widowing of Mrs Holroyd
  2. 2. STYLE /STRUCTURETHE POEM IS A FREE VERSE, HAVING NO SPECIFICRHYMING PATTERN. THE P O E M S F I R S T P A R T T A L K SABOUT THE ARRIVAL OF THE POET AND THE SNAKEWITH A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE SNAKE. THESECOND DIVISION TALKS ABOUT THE MODE OF THEDRINKING OF THE SNAKE AND THE PATIENT ATTITUDEOF THE POET. FURTHERMORE, THE THIRD SEGMENTF E A T U R E S T H E P O E T S M I N D C O N F L I C T O N W H E T H E RTO KILL OR SPARE THE SNAKE. THE NEXT SEGMENTPORTRAYS THE RETURNING OF THE SNAKE ANDLASTLY, THE REMORSE SHOWN BY THE POET WASEXPRESSED.
  3. 3. THEME1. UNITY CO-EXISTENCEBETWEEN MAN AND ANIMAL2. PATIENCE3. HARMLESS ATTITUDE OFANIMALS4. REGRET5. HOSPITALITY
  4. 4. A snake came to my water-trough On a hot, hot day, and I in pyjamas for the heat , To drink there. In the deep, strange-scented shade of the great dark carob-tree I came down the steps with my pitcher And must wait, must stand and wait, for there he was at the trough before me.. On a very hot day, the narrator in his pyjamas, headed towards his watertrough to drink some cool and refreshing water, in order to beat the heat.Little did he know that a wild snake from the neighbouring jungle hadcrawled towards the water-trough too. The two are about to encounter eachother in a subtle way. In the deep strange-scented shade of the great darkcarob-trees, the narrator came down the steps with his pitcher. He suddenlysaw the snake, stopped and waited, for there the snake was at the troughbefore him.
  5. 5. ..He reached down from a fissure in the earth-wall in the gloom And trailed his yellow-brown slackness soft-bellied down, over the edge of the stone trough And rested his throat upon the stone bottom, And where the water had dripped from the tap, in a small clearness, He sipped with his straight mouth, Softly drank through his straight gums into his slack long body,Silently.. Someone was before me at my water-trough , And I, like a second comer, waiting . The snake reached down from a fissure: a narrow opening, cleft orcrevice; a splitting apart or break; cleavage; to crack, split or cleave; inthe earth wall in the gloom; a dark place: and trailed its yellow brownslackness soft-bellied down, over the edge of the store trough and itrested its throat upon the stone bottom. The water had dripped from thetap in a small clearness. The snake sipped with its clear mouth andsoftly drank through its straight gums into his slack long body, verysilently. Someone was before the narrator at his water trough and he iswaiting like a second comer.
  6. 6. 1. Water-trough - It consists of a long trough filled with water2. Pitcher - a container, usually with a handle and spout or lip,for holding and pouring liquids. 3. Fissure - a narrow opening produced by cleavage orseparation of parts.4. Muse ponder, contemplate5. Bowels the inward or interior parts
  7. 7. Poetic devices used in the poem are:-1) Personification.2) Alliteration.3) Repetition.4) Simile.