birdsong

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: emily997
  • Created on: 27-11-13 17:48
View mindmap
  • Birdsong Coursework
    • LANGUAGE
      • Symbolism
        • Birdsong
          • Birds = represent form of primitivism that Stephen can't control/repress
          • Birdsong = usually represents innocence --> so horror is more unexpected/noticeable
          • Birds = ill omens
          • Sound of birds = registers end of events (death & sex)
            • continuing song = life continues despite tragedy (of war etc)
        • Religious imagery
          • comfort & hope
        • Burial
          • Literal meaning in war + emotional supression
      • Part One = constant references to body --> desire and death (linked by motif)
    • Historical context
      • Macarons d'Amiens, small round shaped biscuits, almond paste, fruit and honey
      • 15th January 1910-Constant rain in Paris causes the Seine to overflow its banks
      • 2nd July 1910-public demonstrations about French executions
      • Setting = Amiens 1910--> Azarie ,
      • Amiens lies on basin of River Somme where tributaries lead into it
        • Selle and Avre
      • 4 main types of Bourgeoisie in France:
        • La petite
        • La moyene
        • La grande
        • La haute
    • Form
      • Realism of narrative
      • War & love story = 3rd person narrator
      • Unobtrusive voice --> provides perspectives of several main characters
      • Realist style
    • THEMES
      • Feminism
        • Breaking traditional gender roles
      • War
        • isolation of men + lack of faith in future
      • Love
        • Passionate love
        • Child & mothers love
        • Men = comradship
      • History + connection of past and present
    • WORDS
      • Paragon
      • babel
      • Rondo
      • Multifarious
      • disimpassioned

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all world war one resources »