Feelings - BG and OaPoaDM

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  • Created on: 27-11-13 11:58
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  • Feelings
    • Brendon Gallacher
      • Starts off in a similar fashion to that of a fairytale
        • Reflection
        • Puts their differing lives into perspective
      • Admiration
        • Repetition of 'he'
          • Proud to have him with her
          • Sense of possessiveness
            • Links in with the fact that she did create him and she's the one who controls him!
            • Conveys the idea that, without BG, the speaker would be incredibly lonely and misanthropic
            • BG = High importance to the speaker. He's all she refers to!
        • Hall/full rhymes with BG
          • Everything links to his existence
            • Proud to have him with her
            • Obsession?
            • Undeniably suggest that his life is more intriguing than that of her own.
      • Escapism
        • Only meet in the open air
          • Imagination can't be contained?
      • Humiliation
        • 'Never have been any Gallachers'
          • Emphasis on 'never'
      • Reflection
        • Painful, sudden cease of the existence of BG
        • End of her childhood and imagination as she knew it.
        • Repetition of 'Oh'
          • Strong feelings of lament (immense grief)
          • Elongated 'o's' - reminisces
    • On a Portrait of a Deaf Man
      • Admiration (Warmth)
        • 'Kind old face'
        • 'Tie discreetly loud'
          • Juxtaposes the idea that he is deaf
          • Silently making his statement
        • Death intrudes (Harsh reality, bluntness)
          • Extreme joy and happiness to brutality and the truth
            • Perhaps links in with the writer's attitudes towards religion (filled with euphemisms)
          • Effects become increasingly shocking as the poem prevails
            • Links in with activity the man previously enjoyed
            • Perhaps a sense of anger is conveyed
              • Doesn't deserve this treatment
              • Religion gives you one horrific scenario and then everything is suddenly ok
      • Reflection
        • 'Long silent walks'
          • Hints at his deafness
          • An aspect is missing
        • 'Potatoes in their skin'
          • Man of simple pleasures
          • Melancholy
            • He has become the 'skin of the potato'
            • 'Wide to let the London Clay come in'
            • Reality intrudes - Can't just embrace his legacy
        • Melancholy
          • He has become the 'skin of the potato'
          • 'Wide to let the London Clay come in'
          • Reality intrudes - Can't just embrace his legacy
      • Mistreatment
        • 'Least of all he liked... Highgate Hill,'
        • Doesn't deserve to be buried there
      • Sarcasm/Despair
        • Speaker feels he can question God, unlike most religious believers.
      • Ending is poignant
        • Speaker has total lack of belief of the afterlife
        • Encourages pity
        • 'I only see decay'

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