Can you provide me with a detailed analysis of "Heron at Port Talbot" by Gillian Clarke? Include poetic devices, imagery, diction and if possible topic sentences to use in essays.

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"Heron at Port Talbot" describes the speaker's "near-collision" with another motorist. It is set against the industrial background of the Welsh town of Port Talbot.

One language device used in the poem is personification. The industrial machinery has "old bones [which] whiten," for example. This imagery creates the impression that the machinery is alive, but dying. Indeed, "death / settles with its rusts."

The speaker also uses a simile , in stanza 5, when...

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