Remains by Simon Armitage

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  • Remains by Simon Armitage
    • Context
      • born in 1963
      • he worked as a probation officer until 1994
      • professor of poetry at the university of leeds
      • has presented many tv documentaries
      • was commissioned to write a collection of poems about WW1
    • Emotions
      • guilt of previous events
      • harm and horror
      • pain and grief
      • violence
      • positivity and negativity
    • Language
      • colloquial language
      • chatty language
      • casual at first
      • "probably armed, possibly not"
      • "sort of inside out"
      • "tossed his guts back into his body"
      • "i'm home on leave. but I blink"
      • "drink and the drugs wont flush him out"
    • Past and Present
      • written as a memory
      • about WW1
      • for the current audience
      • hard for the poet to get his words across
    • Form and Structure
      • enjambment and caesura
      • no regular line length or rhyme
      • 1. starts off with an amusing anecdote
      • 2. graphic description of death
      • 3. guilt
      • repetition
    • Conflicts
      • power of war and conflict
      • power of humans
      • weakness of humans
      • guilt and regret

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