Titanic is written in ‘Triplicism’ and revolves around a conversation between SO or SM Lightoller (Highest Ranked) surviving officer on RMS Titanic and Millvina Dean a two month old who was carried from sinking ship. She was steerage, which is third class, and was saved in a bundle of cloth, but would have no memory of what happened.
In the poem Lightoller tells her what happens on his final deck inspection, one hour and forty minutes before the Titanic hit’s the Iceberg.
He tells his story in the first person present, to give the impression he’s closing his eyes remembering and reliving, for the first time since the Titan sank. The poem also doubles as an analogy of the Euro Zone Crisis, as well as holding a third layer of thought through the addition of ‘Hamlets’ Moral corruption.
- James Fitzpatrick, December 2011
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