SHOOTING STARS

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  • Created by: chloe
  • Created on: 26-04-13 19:39
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  • Key Ideas  - memory; remembering the dead; learning lessons of history; our capacity for cruelty; dignity in suffering; the importance of history
    • FORM
      • Dramatic Monologue
        • Listener
          • is us
          • we are addressed directly
            • chalenges us; implores us to 'remember' - emphasised by repetition
        • Place
          • details of the camp and what happened
          • "by the graves"
        • Voice
          • Persona
            • female jewish victim of the holocaust
            • effective because it's a first hand account
              • authentic
              • more moving
    • TONE
      • mournful; challenging; matter of fact; elegiac; sorrowful
    • SENTENCE STRUCTURE
      • stanza 3; lines 10-12
        • haunting; stream of consciousness as it happens - puts us there -  emphasises - matter of fact tone
    • RHYME
      • 'click' 'trick'
        • internal rhyme
          • emphasises cruelty
    • ONOMATOPOEIA
      • 'trickled' 'click' 'trick'
        • links her fear and humiliation to the callousness and cruelty
    • IMAGERY
      • SIMILIE
        • "upright as statues"
      • METAPHOR
    • REPETITION
      • 'after'
        • east to forget'
      • 'remember'
        • importance of remembering
    • WORD CHOICE
      • "salvage"
      • "gossiping"
    • STRUCTURE
      • stanzas 1-3 / description or naration
      • stanzas 4-6 / questions and reflection
      • enjambment / not end-stopped
        • eg list of names
  • "my bowels opened in a ragged gape of fear"
    • METAPHOR

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