Kissing by Fleur Adcock Analysis

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  • Created on: 21-05-13 21:20
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  • Kissing by Fleur Adcock
    • Imagery/ Symbolism
      • Stanza 1
        • River
          • Their time
          • Their lives
          • Their own course
        • Nest
          • Home
          • Interest in living together
        • Pretending to be looking at waterlilies
          • Wrapped up in each other
        • Over there
          • In the future
        • Mouth to mouth
          • Repetition
            • absorption
              • Forgotten about the nest
                • Just thinking about each other
                  • absorption
                    • Forgotten about the nest
                      • Just thinking about each other
              • 2 people together, no one else
                • Selfish love
          • Clamped together
            • Hard to get apart
            • Ugly word
              • Selfish love
          • Riverbank
            • Not in river so time has stopped
              • Got all day
          • Around
            • Circles
              • Nobody can interfere
              • In their own little world
        • Stanza 2
          • There is a time limit
            • At this very moment
            • Taxis
              • Sense of departure
                • Stations
            • Airports
              • Sense of departure
                • Stations
          • Leave marks
            • Before people die, they want to leave a mark
              • There is a time limit
                • At this very moment
                • Taxis
                  • Airports
              • Their hands are not inside each other's clothes (because of the driver)
                • More worried about people around them than young people
              • Locked so tightly together that it hurts
                • The hurt is a mental ache that they are aware that they don't have time
              • Synechooche
                • Part of a whole
                • The writer gives half a picture to give a whole picture
            • Overall Message
              • Young people have all the time in the world.
              • Older people are rushed
              • Old people can still be sexual and sensual
              • Young people have a future
              • Older people also 'clamp' together
              • Old people are very conscious of people around them
            • Poetic Devices
              • No rhyming scheme
              • There are very few harsh sounding words
                • e.g clamped
                • More softer sounds
                  • e.g waists, shoulders

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