Death Of A Naturalist

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  • Created on: 25-01-15 19:47
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  • Death Of A Naturalist
    • This poem is partly about the transition from innocence to experience
    • Stanza 1
      • Love of nature
      • Childhood
      • Innocence
      • Interested in finding things out
      • Enjambment
        • showing childhood excitement, also fear
    • Stanza 2
      • Disgust
      • Adulthood
      • Experience
      • Coming into knowledge of reality of natural world
    • Onomatopoeia
      • Used to create imagery of the scene
      • Adds a childlike sound
      • Suggest difficulty in describing events with words
    • Alliteration
      • Used to create sound in reader's mind
      • Emphasising emotions
    • Links
      • Irish troubles
      • Coming to realisation of problems
      • Warfare as growing older
    • Themes
      • Love
      • Nature
      • Danger
      • Death
      • Memory
      • Fascination
    • Quotes
      • `Bubbles gargled delicately'
        • creates a calm image
        • Onomatopoeia
      • `Sound around the smell'
        • Sibilance
        • makes it sound soft and pleasant
      • `coarse croaking'
        • Alliteration
        • the harsh `c' sound creating a violence
        • adding to theunpleasant, threatening nature of the frogs to the child
      • `Their loose necks pulsed like sails'
        • Gives a sense of the movement of the necks ofthe frogs moving like something manmade
        • Sails can be large, which also makes thismovement seem large and exaggerated
      • "Mammy"
        • reminder of his youth/ innocence and fascination
        • childish explanation
      • `Poised like mud grenades'
        • Military Semantic field
        • seem like the frogs may explode at any time
        • Adds to the dangerous and angry image of the frogs here
    • Title
      • Death of his love of naturalist
      • Death of innocence as a child

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