Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland

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  • Kamikaze by Beatrice Garland
    • Context
      • born in 1938
      • she started writing poetry in 1989
      • she works as a NHS clinician and teacher
      • she has written two volumes of poetry
      • she continues to work on poetry
    • Form and Structure
      • mostly written in third person
      • last stanzas are direct
      • first 5 stanzas form one sentence
      • final=fallout
      • enjambment and caesura
      • no clear rhyme
    • Language
      • similes and metaphors
      • detailed description
      • "little fishing boats strung out like bunting"
      • "which had been the better way to die"
      • "cloud-markered mackerel"
      • "they treated him as though he no longer existed"
    • Emotions
      • rejection
      • family
      • acceptance
      • shame
      • pride for ones country
      • regret of ones action
    • Past and Present
      • at the beginning the views are very positive
      • later on the happy vocabulary is darker
      • memories from the second world war
      • suicide pilot memories
    • Conflicts
      • power of nature
      • power of humans
      • family and honour
      • war
      • legacy

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