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The Gun Summary & Analysis
by Vicki Feaver

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The British poet Vicki Feaver published "The Gun" in The Book of Blood, which came out in 2006. The poem's speaker is at first wary when her partner brings a hunting rifle home, believing that its ominous, dangerous presence "changes" the house. But once the speaker gets used to the gun, she revels in the new energy it gives her and her partner. As the pair shoot and eat animals, they experience the intoxicating allure of power: the gun has given them a gleeful mastery over death.

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