come on come back

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  • 'Come On, Come Back'
    • context
      • author
        • highly individual style
          • strange mix of comedy and tradgedy
            • roots in her childhood
              • abandoned by father when small
              • perioidcally taken to hospital for treatment to TB from age of 5
        • seemed to life a quiet and uneventful life, but by late 1960s became highly well known
        • struggled with depression for much of adult life
        • independent child - helped by strong feminist aunt's role in her upbringing
      • subject matter
        • future war
          • some of the events in refers to are real
            • battle of Austerlitz
              • one of the largest battles in the Napoleonic war
              • early 19th century
            • Potsdam conference to decide on what would happen after ww2 to germany
            • draws on idea of great nations making decisions that will affect the lives of ordinary people in villages and towns across the world
    • form and structure
      • form
        • free verse
        • no clear form
          • free verse
        • gives the poem a strange un easy feel
        • no regular pattern
          • we do not know where we are in time or space
            • no clear form
              • gives the poem a strange un easy feel
              • therefore like Vaudevue
                • left alone, lost on the battle field with no memory
        • structure
          • each stanza is marked with a full stop
            • tells a clear part of the story
      • language and imagery
        • sound
          • no conventional rhyme scheme
          • poet links lines through words and sounds
            • anywhere in the line e.g. 12 alone stone
          • repetition e.g. 5 -,12 round flat stone
          • alliteration, often initial constonants
        • different line lengths
          • structure
            • each stanza is marked with a full stop
              • tells a clear part of the story
          • highlight how rhyme is awkward and artificial
            • M.L.5 - left her just ALIVE
              • almost comic rhythm
                • shocking
                • contrasts shockingly with meaning
                  • about a government organised human exterminator
            • almost comic rhythm
              • shocking
              • contrasts shockingly with meaning
                • about a government organised human exterminator
        • imagery
          • from repeated sounds running through the poem
          • mostly about moonlight and water
            • memory
              • even though it's about a future war
          • images of secrecy and memory
            • dream like quality
      • attitudes themes and ideas
        • meaning difficulat to understand
          • moving towards something positive?
          • pastoral
            • shepherd playing tune
          • dreamlike
          • merely to escape the horror of war
        • VAUDEVUE
          • Vaudeville
            • light 19/20th century entertainment
          • idea of eau de vie
            • water of life
          • treadgedy is that she survives battle
            • then is drowned in a water of death
        • death in this context is friendly
          • like a lover
            • icy -amorous embrace
            • adorable lake
          • because what she leaves behind is so awful

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