Poetry- Harmonium

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  • Created on: 15-03-14 10:42
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  • Harmonium
    • Extended metaphor- the dad is the harmonium, old, at the end of it's time.
    • Personification-the harmonium is a person "lost its tongue", "yellowed the fingernails". decay- loss of colour, "aged" gives it an ancient feel. "laid on its back" like a corpse.
    • Dad has accepted his own death, "next box", " his own dead weight".
    • Dad is ill- cancer? "tobacco smog" and "smoker's fingers"
    • Poem written in free verse- no structure, speaking his mind, flash back to a memory.
    • Harmonium is a tradition- "father and son each in their time".


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