AQA: Poetry Comparisons & Themes (1)

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  • AQA: Poetry Comparisons & Themes
    • The Clown Punk
      • Comparative poems
        • THE HUNCHBACK IN THE PARK: children reacting out of fear to people who arn't deemed socially acceptable
          • Both have third person narratives
        • GIVE: deals with someone on the fringe of society
        • CASEHISTORY: ALISON (HEAD INJURY): people who are trapped in the past & frozen in time
        • THE HORSE WHISPERER: another person who rejected by society & is considered 'abnormal' - both characters rather rebellious
        • MEDUSA: obsessed with self-image & appearance
      • Poem features
        • Vivid imagery - metaphors & similes
        • Voice & prespective
        • Identity (title)
    • Checking Out Me History
      • Poem Features
        • Repetition - loses meaning by the end of the poem as it means nothing what they tell him
        • Accent & dialect - language & heritage
        • Mocking tone - singsong structure & rhythm
        • Change of style in informative sections
      • Comparative Poems
        • THE HORSE WHISPERER: shows a community which is determined to deny its history rather then reclaim it
        • GIVE: asking for political & social change
          • First person narrative with mocking tones
        • OZYMANDIAS: when history is swept under the rug & forgotton
        • CASEHISTORY; ALISON (HEAD INJURY): an example of what happens when someone loses contact with their own history
        • SINGH SONG!: also has a distinct ethnic voice
    • The Horse Whisperer
      • Comparrative Poems
        • THE RIVER GOD: a character out of step with the modern world
        • BRANDON GALLAGHER: a happy time which is also destroyed
          • Possessive over what makes them happy
        • OZYMANDIAS: shows that achievement can be forgotten
        • SINGH SONG!: criticized in profession
        • MEDUSA: both have historical elements & have an array of emotions (positive & negative)
          • treated badly at the hands of others
          • Both have a similar line structure with withholds information for impact
      • Poem Features
        • List in last stanza - shows possessive nature over horses
        • Uses oxymorons to describe horses
        • Each verse gets progressively shorter to reflect his decline in influence - more to say about the pat at the beginning
    • Medusa
      • Comparative Poems
        • THE RUINED MAID: about a woman whose life has been transformed
        • MY LAST DUCHESS: another poem about obsession
        • THE RIVER GOD: also deals with destructive love
        • LES GRANDE SEIGNEURS: also explores the similar nature of love
        • SINGH SONG!: deals with different aspects of love
      • Poem Features
        • Running metaphor - character compares self to medusa
        • innocent animals that turn to stone increase in size - shows extents to which she'll go
        • Samantic field of unplesant assonence words to emphasise the snakes on her head
        • Important rhyme - 'stone' & 'own' - she can only possess him by turning him to stone
        • 'shield for a heart' - afraid of commitment
        • 'look at me now' = ambiguous as he needs to take responsibility for his actions & is a plea for attention but there's irony in that will turn to stone if he looks
  • Comparative Poems
    • THE HORSE WHISPERER: shows a community which is determined to deny its history rather then reclaim it
    • GIVE: asking for political & social change
      • First person narrative with mocking tones
    • OZYMANDIAS: when history is swept under the rug & forgotton
    • CASEHISTORY; ALISON (HEAD INJURY): an example of what happens when someone loses contact with their own history
    • SINGH SONG!: also has a distinct ethnic voice

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