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i need help with the poem the Sharks by Denise Levertov so can someone analyze this for me, please
Well then, the last day the sharks appeared.
Dark fins appear, innocent
as if in fair warning. The sea becomes
sinister*, are they everywhere?
I tell you, they break six feet of water*.
Isn’t it the same sea, and won’t we
play in it any more?
I like it clear and not
too calm, enough waves
to fly in on. For the first time
I dared to swim out of my depth.
It was sundown when they came, the time
when a sheen of copper still the sea,
not dark enough for moonlight, clear enough
to see them easily. Dark
the sharp lift of the fins.
Why would that be the last time they came?
How did she feels about the sea, the sharks?
Is this an extended metaphor for something else?
By the way, what do the asterisks mean?