Blackberry picking

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  • Blackberry picking
    • Meaning
      • Short - lived youth and happiness
    • Language
      • "purple"
        • Rich - expensive colour - valuable
      • "Glossy"
        • Attractive
        • Turns to "glutting"
          • Different uses of guttural sounds : soft-->disgust
      • "sweet"
        • Sibilant sound  juicy--> bitter
        • Turns to "stinking"
      • "summer's blood"
        • Religion, holy
      • "Trekked"
        • Adventure
          • Exaggerates their worth
      • "It wasn't fair"
        • Free indirect discourse
          • Childlike
      • "Rat - grey fungus"
        • Repulsive
    • Structure
      • More enjambment in 1st stanza
        • excitement
        • Turn to short sentences and end-stopped lines
          • Bitter - refusal to believe it went so wrong
      • Change in viewpoint after "But"
        • Idealistic view of child changed to realistic adult
          • Loss of description
      • "I hoped they'd keep, knew they would not."
        • Balanced sentence
          • Bathos
            • Builds hope
              • Disappointed
    • Synaesthesia
      • Touch
        • "pricks"
          • Plosive sound implies pain - contempt
        • "Hard as a knot"
        • "palms sticky as Bluebeard's"
          • Murdered his wife
          • Familiar feeling of sticky juice
            • Reader can relate
      • Taste
        • "sweet"
        • "Like thickened wine"
          • Familiar
        • "Sour"
          • "sweet"
      • Sounds
        • "tinkling"
        • "scratched"
        • Sibilant sounds in plural words
          • eg "cans,   pea-tins"
          • Hear juice being sucked out
        • "picked"
          • plosive

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