Closing down summer but summer is going to end anyway, why must you close it down closing down is for business stuff. The first person narrator makes a lot of connections: end of the summer season, end of this time, end of the culture in which the narrator is born. Elegy a poem of serious reflection, typically a lament for the dead: used to refer to subjects expressed in elegiac poems, usually ends in consolation. Opening paragraph: strong evocation of death. Inevitable lobster traps stereotype of his nova scotian culture. Pg 240: becomes more specific that not just a season is decayed, but the way of life also, he sees fishermen going about their fishing. Fishermen coming from elsewhere to take over their fish. The representation of the current generation is missing father . Middle aged men and women are making their own tradition. This ancient ritual of fishing, which the narrator values, is waning: the tone of the narrator.