The Butcher's Shop

Mindmap for analysing "The Butcher's Shop" by Angela Topping

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  • Created on: 20-04-14 11:42
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  • The Butcher's Shop
    • Word Choice
      • "martyrs'"
        • innocence
        • sacrifice
        • dying for a cause, ie meat
      • "hang"
        • execution
      • "stained"
        • dirty
        • permanently damaged by profession
      • "plastic hedges"
        • contrast
        • fake
        • eating meat is unnatural
        • "playing farms"
      • "soggy"
        • unattractive and unappealing
    • Figurative language
      • "open mouthed"
        • double meaning
        • literally have open mouths
        • shocked at brutality
      • "white apron stained"
        • metaphor
        • loss of innocence
        • butcher damaged by profession
    • Grammar
      • "What does the sheep say now?"
        • interrogative
        • rhetorical question
        • mocking
        • childish tone
      • "your"
        • personal pronoun
        • reader complicit in slaughter--supply and demand
      • "children's book"
        • juxtaposition of children's cute view of animals with reality
    • Context
      • CoR
        • poem would spark debate about if eating meat is morally wrong or if people who do are bad people
        • would probably get a very strong reaction because of what it is suggesting about meat eaters
      • CoP
        • poet thinks meat eating is barbaric
        • "voting Tory all their lives
          • political context
          • could be calling eating meat old fashoined because we know it's not entirely necessary
        • uses nursery rhyme to mock
          • this little piggy went to market got bough by a butcher had its throat cut and bled "All the way home"
    • Sound Patterning
      • "hang/stiff"
        • enjambment
        • relating to "hang"
        • creates grisly imagery
    • Links
      • Text 9
        • persuasive
        • what we should/shouldn't eat
      • Text 11
        • what we should/shouldn't eat
        • persuading not to eat meat, but in different ways
      • Text 6
        • delicious vs DESGUSTENG
        • relishing chocolate vs being disgusted by meat

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