Flag by John Agard

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  • Created on: 09-05-13 21:18
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  • Flag
    • Title
      • Shows patriotism
    • 'that brings a nation to its knees'
      • Shows patriotism
      • Repition
        • To emphasise that 'It's just a piece of cloth'
        • Rhetorical Questions
          • What actually is this flag?
          • To involve the reader
          • First four stanzas challanges the power of the flag
        • The use of 'you' makes the poem more personal and involves the reader.
      • suggesting they're on their knees for mercy
    • Repition
      • To emphasise that 'It's just a piece of cloth'
      • Rhetorical Questions
        • What actually is this flag?
        • To involve the reader
        • First four stanzas challanges the power of the flag
      • The use of 'you' makes the poem more personal and involves the reader.
    • 'What's that fluttering in a breeze?'
      • a rhetorical question with direct address
      • Fluttering can also been seen as butterflies something positive
    • 'That will outlive the blood you bleed'
      • Use of second person to involve reader
      • Alliteration used to emphasise the amount of deaths.
        • The bold sound of 'b' shows how alarming this is
    • 'How can I possess such a cloth?'
      • The pattern of Stanza changes
      • Suggesting it doesn't belong
    • Alliteration
      • 'that makes the guts of men grow bold'
        • The repeated gutteral 'G' forces out his argument
    • Rhyme Scheme
      • It remains the same as aba however in the last stanza it changes to abb highlighting the significance of friend/end couplet
    • Compares with...
      • Next to of course  america and i
        • Concepts of Patriotism
      • At the Border,1979
        • Causes of Conflict

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