Considering the title I predict that the poem will be about painting a water lily, and the steps required to do so.
The poem has many traces of figurative language from personification to imagery to metaphors and hyperboles. One example is the dragonfly is personified “that eats meat, that bullets by.” Also, nature is personified “There are battle shouts and death cries everywhere hereabouts”. An example of imagery is the first line of the poem “a green level of lily leaves roofs the pond’s chamber and paves” The speaker carries himself with an informative, descriptive observant tone. The artists must capture the natural world. The poet gives detailed instructions.
One shift is that, Everything in Nature is chaotic, except the water lilies frozen in both the natural world and also in the paintings.The title on interpretive level is that in order to paint a water lily, one must know the deepness and intricacy of a waterlily and its ecosystem.The theme can be nature can be both peaceful and violent if viewed from a different perspective, when a full understanding of the subject is gained, it will be easier to paint, in order to paint correctly.