In his bitterness, the merman compares the 'white-walled town' to the beautiful sea (his home) in such a way that we tend to symphatize with the merman. his description of the sea is wonderful. The coontarst of sound and colour between sea and town is d most interesting.
For those students who like me, never seem to find information about poems! this poem is gr8! in an essay, when can discuss d use of sound and figures of speech that make it so amazing to read. d theme is 'star crossed lovers' and d end shows how their love can last 4ever withstanding all jealousy and even death.