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Titanic, by David R. Slavitt
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In Other Words

A paraphrase of the poem:

Titanic, the largest and most advanced, prestigious and honorable ship of its time,

It was the dream of all dreams to be a part of history on her maiden voyage.

Though sadly many die in the unexpected tragedy of this unsinkable ship,

What a wonderful way to leave the world, never forgotten, the ultimate dream in life.

but recommend first class!

Who is the speaker of Slavitt's Poem?
     Perhaps Slavitt is speaking in the voice of the passengers of the Titanic. The speaker of Slavitt's poem wishes to "remind our grandchildren who we were and how we died, and give them a good cry."