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The operation was massive;
designed to give new life
to the old lady.
We have cleaned out
her arteries, removed
detritus and slit,
created a by-pass
for the old blood.
Now you can hardly tell
her history.

We have become
so health-conscious
the heart
can sometimes be troublesome

Why is the title of the poem “Singapore River”? What poetic devices are used here?

Think about what the operation in the poem has to do with our Singapore river.

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