Any idea on what this poem, called Mantle by William Heyen, forms? It said that the last paragraph helps you find the answer... heres the link: http://www.heydays.ws/?where=authors&author=William%20Heyen

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"Mantle" by William Heyen is an example of what's called a shape poem. This is a form of verse where the shape in which it's composed conveys a particular meaning. So if you look at "Mantle" you can see how the poem is shaped like one of the many curveballs that Mickey Mantle faced throughout his long, illustrious career.

The shape of the poem also conveys the sadness that the speaker feels now that Mantle's no longer hitting homers and winning the triple crown but making a living doing Brylcreem commercials. As the last stanza makes...

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