Our Love Now by Martyn Lowery Analysis

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  • Our Love Now by Martyn Lowery
    • Layout
      • Poem can be read in 2 different ways
        • Reading across
          • Sounds like an argument they have previously had
          • She says the opposite of what he says
          • The relationship seems in a more worse state
          • They will split up soon
          • Imagery works better
        • Reading down
          • Doesn't sound like an argument
          • Sounds like what's going on in each of their heads
            • They haven't had the courage to say in front of each other
          • Poem hasn't been read outloud
          • Less confrontational
      • Each column shows the opposites of the argument
        • Binary Opposites
          • Pessimism and Optimism
            • Common ground
              • They're love for each other
              • They both want an outcome
              • Imagery used
          • The presence of one term means the absence of another
            • e.g day and night
              • Day and night follow each other
              • One follows the other
          • Common ground
    • Binary Opposites
      • Pessimism and Optimism
        • Common ground
          • They're love for each other
          • They both want an outcome
          • Imagery used
      • The presence of one term means the absence of another
        • e.g day and night
          • Day and night follow each other
          • One follows the other
      • Common ground
    • Imagery/ symbolizm
      • Things that are broken are all changes in a person
      • All imagery happens to living things
        • (all humans apart from the last one - trees)
      • All things happen in everyday life
        • e.g. storms, cuts, burns, haircut
      • She looks at the future, he looks at the present
      • Common ground
      • He tries to find ways of re-representing their love
      • He's working harder to get her back
        • Suggests that he did something wrong
        • She's the victim
          • Is he violent towards her?
      • The tree
        • The outside of the tree is affected. the inside isn't
          • Is he violent towards her?
        • They're relationship?
      • She is more consistent in her structure of her verses
      • Hair
        • their love?
        • Hair grows
          • their loves grows back
      • Raging storm
        • His agression?
        • An argument?
    • Overall Message
      • We don't know what they're arguing about
      • He wants their relationship to continue
        • He thinks they can ignore all the problems they've had
      • She doesn't think they can move on
        • She hasn't admitted it
      • Positive or negative?
        • Left side = positive
          • (you know bad things have happened in the past)
        • Right side = very negative
          • She wants to end their relationship
    • Language
      • Uses 'I said' not 'He said'
        • Makes poem sound personal to the writer
        • Sounds like it is happening to him or has happened to him

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