The poem "Sow presents a pig that seems to be praised by the narrator and pushes for the reader to have the same perception. The neighbor, the sow's owner, does not believe it is anything but an animal and keeps it secluded. Features such as diction, allusion, and images are specifically used to enhance the portrayal of the sow.
The author begins the poem by writing "God knows how our neighbor managed to breed his great sow. In writing this the author makes an image that the sow is great right from the beginning and that he must have done something different that made the sow the way it is. He also writes "Nor dolt pig ripe for heckling, about to be glorified for prime flesh and golden crackling. This means that this p