Eating Out

Mindmap for analysis of Eating Out by UA Fanthorpe

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  • Created on: 09-04-14 15:18
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  • Eating Out
    • Structure
      • coda is single line, in comparison to rest of poem's couplets
        • represent death of one parent
        • could symbolise mother's independence after father's death
      • enjambment
        • "not/to eat all the petit fours" emphasis on negative, father's autocratic nature
    • Word choice
      • "conscientiously"
        • child, discomfort, afraid of judgement
      • "adventures" "unknown" and "rehearsed"
        • contrast--adult eating experiences imposed on a child, stifling
      • "Mother", "Father"
        • no pronoun--formal, detached and slightly old-fashioned
      • "ritual consumption of lobster"
        • connotations of religion and tradition
        • exclusive to upper classes
    • Figurative language
      • "indigestible"
        • pun relating to discomfort of situation
        • relates to how child cannot uphold expected behaviour
      • "choice of cutlery supervised"
        • juxtaposition, contradiction, illusion of freedom
      • "heavy on my arm"
        • metaphor to show how father weighs her down, even when he is old. strong influence
    • Contextual factors
      • CoR
        • audience get an insight into lives of upper-class children
        • some audience would be in the same situation as Fanthorpe and sympahise
        • Fanthorpe could have wanted to show that growing up in an upper class family is not as easy as a lot of people would think
          • CoP
            • UA Fanthorpe grew up in an upper-class family
            • poem is probably autobiographical
      • CoP
        • UA Fanthorpe grew up in an upper-class family
        • poem is probably autobiographical
    • Links
      • Grandpa's Soup
        • happy & sad memories
        • how food can influence childhood
        • relationships with adults
      • Text 18
        • relationships with parents
        • luxurious/simple
      • Text 19
        • experiences dining out
        • simple vs luxurious
        • dining out with family vs dining out with friends
  • Text 18
    • relationships with parents
    • luxurious/simple
  • Text 19
    • experiences dining out
    • simple vs luxurious
    • dining out with family vs dining out with friends

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