|Wholesale fish market||Fish industry||Literal -the sea is an important source of food
Metaphorical- a market resembles exchange therefore it probably shoes exchange of experiences
|The dead outnumber the living||the dead count is more than the population||Literal- according to his life experiences he knows more dead people than living
Metaphorical- He arrived this city at own old age.
|Kaleidoscope of eyes,wrinkles and grimaces||The city is made up of different patterns||Literal- He sees alot of eyes, wrinkles and grimaces
Metaphorical – Shows old age, decay and “ Kaleidoscope” perhaps suggests how the perception
|The resemblances will dissolve||he wont find anything familiar||Literal- he will stop recognising the people and relating them to someone who is dead
Metaphorical – If he stops thinking about the memories and the experiences in his life, he will start forgetting them due to his old age.
|I no longer dared look anyone in the face||he was afraid||Literal- He didn’t want to look at anybody because he knew it would remind him of a dead person
Metaphorical- He had reached a point in life where the present had nothing but misery stored in it.
|For each face it finds the most suitable mask||every face has another face to resemble it||Literal- He matches every unknown face to a person he has known according to what fits best.
Metaphorical- He is trying to find closure of all his past experiences in his present.
|Their faces were hidden by sackcloth hoods||Their faces were covered||Metaphorical- His experiences were hidden until they start unfolding when he sees familiar faces.|
|assailed by unexpected faces||as if he was being attacked by appearances||Metaphorical – He didn’t expect to come across experiences from the past and therefore felt attacked with all his experiences relating to death.|