English Literature Poetry - The Habit of Light

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  • The Habit of Light
    • 'her'
      • suggests possessive pride; ownership
    • 'switch on the lamps'
      • image of light; hope
    • 'silver' 'glass'
      • references to light
    • 'polished'
      • pride; care
    • 'deep perspective'
      • memories are deep
    • 'the swimming glass of old windows'
      • hot in the kitchen
    • 'flickered'
      • light/care
    • 'pinny full of strawberries'
      • sweet; heart-shaped
    • 'supper on its breath'
      • personification
    • 'to show off her brass'
      • working class; house proud
    • 'tottering'
      • vulnerability; childlike or elderly
    • 'danced'
      • cooking; personification
    • 'a blackbird singing'
      • joy
    • 'on the Aga, supper on its breath and the buttery melt of a pie'
      • good cook; comfort food
    • 'dawn'
      • light
    • 'opulence'
      • pride; love is wealth
    • 'purred'
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