Eat Me

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  • Eat Me
    • Middle
      • Stanza 4
        • 'bigger the better'- Alliteration
        • 'big girls, soft girls'- Monosyllabic description: Childlike/ Patronising
      • Stanza 5
        • 'I was his Jacuzzi'
          • Dehumanising/Objectifying/Possessive
          • Circular- Emphasise on 'roundness' and size
          • Usually associated with affluence and indulgence or unnecessary indulgence
        • Possessive ('his Jacuzzi', 'his pleasure')
        • 'forbidden fruit'- Biblical lexis, Adam and Eve/ Tempation
      • Stanza 6
        • 'beached whale', 'desert island', 'shipwreck' 'wave'- Nautical lexis, lexis of discovery
        • 'His breadfruit'- Staple food/Like bread? Or Tropical/Exotic/Indulgent
        • 'beached whale' to 'a tidal wave of flesh'- Change in tone,helpless to being powerful ('tidal wave'- an unstoppable force)
    • Beginning
      • Title
        • Monosyllabic
        • Command/ Order
        • Similar to the Colloquial term 'Bite Me'. Suggests Confidence/ Strength of Character
      • Stanza 2
        • 'Pink'/'White'-Unnatural Colours for Food'
        • Caesuras 'eat me'   'what I was told'
          • Slows down stanza-  creates a sombre tone
          • Like a list of rules, a mundane routine
        • 'Didn't even taste it.' -Truncated sentence creates a casual/ careless tone (perhaps to convey her lack of fulfilment?)
      • Stanza 3
        • 'broad belly wobble'- Alliteration
        • 'judder like a juggernaut'
          • 'J' sounds (Alliteration) Effect of movement
          • 'juggernaut'- A huge powerful force: Emphasises size or could suggest underlying strength
        • Lots of similar sounding words- Sensuous/ Emphasises the women's size/ movement
      • Stanza 1
        • 'When I hit thirty'- Casual/ informal  ('hit') storytelling tone (Dramatic Monologue)
        • 'Cake'   'Weight'-Awkward rhyme (Consonance)
    • End
      • Stanza 7
        • 'too fat' (Repeated 4 times)- Angry/Irritated
        • 'chubby, cuddly'- Euphemisms
      • Stanza 8
        • 'The day I hit thirty nine' - Chronological
        • 'I allowed him' -Shift in power
        • 'His flesh, my flesh flowed'- Sensuous alliteration, refers back to the sounds in the third stanza
      • Stanza 9
        • 'Soon you'll be forty'- Chronological
        • 'I rolled and drowned him in my flesh.'-Caesura,   monotone and disturbing
      • Stanza 10
        • 'There was nothing left in the house to eat.'- Unfulfilled
        • 'bulging with greed'- Simile, Sinful, like the biblical lexis of Adam and Eve (Roles have been reversed)
        • 'six hours that felt like a week'- Hyperbolic, represents how she cannot survive on her own
    • Basic Conventions
      • Dramatic Monologue- Insight into someones thoughts/  feelings
      • 30 Lines/ 3 Line Stanzas
        • Routine
      • 1st Person Narrator
      • Untitled
  • Stanza 1
    • 'When I hit thirty'- Casual/ informal  ('hit') storytelling tone (Dramatic Monologue)
    • 'Cake'   'Weight'-Awkward rhyme (Consonance)
  • Stanza 6
    • 'beached whale', 'desert island', 'shipwreck' 'wave'- Nautical lexis, lexis of discovery
    • 'His breadfruit'- Staple food/Like bread? Or Tropical/Exotic/Indulgent
    • 'beached whale' to 'a tidal wave of flesh'- Change in tone,helpless to being powerful ('tidal wave'- an unstoppable force)

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