Death of a naturalist

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  • Death of a naturalist
    • Meaning
      • death of Heaney's love for nature
    • Language
      • "warm thick slobber"
        • doesn't glamourise
        • Nature doesn't repulse Heaney
      • "jampotfuls"
        • Childish - excitement
          • "hundreds of little eggs"
      • "Mrs Walls would tell us..."
        • Free indirect discourse
        • Recites what she says - remembers it well
      • "coarse croaking"
        • onomatopoeia
      • Violent words/ war related
        • "poised like mud grenades"
        • "Invaded"
        • "gathered there for vengeance"
        • Shows his desperate fear - exaggeration
        • "Slap and Plop"
          • Plosive sounds
            • multi-sensory
        • "clutch"
          • Cloying sound (sticks)
      • "Yellow"       --> "brown"
        • contrast between love and hate
    • Structure
      • Enjambment
        • "and brown/  In rain."
          • Rain isolated - pathetic fallacy
            • Divison
              • Separate paragraphs for change in attitude
              • contrast between love and hate
        • Prosaic delivery
          • Confiding in us
        • Bond formed between Heaney and reader
          • Confiding in us
      • Random short sentences
        • Shocked him and shock us
      • Anti-climax
        • Lots of enjambment leading to abrupt ending
    • Form
      • Divison
        • Separate paragraphs for change in attitude

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