Tiger in the Menagerie

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  • Tiger in the Menagerie by Emma Jones
    • Appreciation for the deadly beauty of the tiger
      • The tiger has come to upset the civilised affair, that is the menagerie
      • Bright colour: offensive behaviour
    • Metaphor or analogy for the violence that exists within us all, no matter how civilised we think we are
      • Completely irregular in terms of rhyme
    • Theme: delusions of mankind as to our true nature
      • Tried to disguise this as part of our past
        • Menagerie is a very civilised way to examine our former selves
      • It all goes wrong and the tiger runs amok showing that our true nature cannot be caged and will always remain free
      • Metaphor or analogy for the violence that exists within us all, no matter how civilised we think we are
        • Completely irregular in terms of rhyme
    • The tiger eventually gets tamed and cannot leave the menagerie
      • Stanza 3 - taming
        • Stanza 3 has two lines that are the direct inverse of each other
          • Depicts complete camouflage
      • Couldn't  leave
        • "If the menagerie could, it would say 'tiger'"
        • "When the tiger came inside to wait"
    • The tiger dreams of its previous life
      • Stanza 4
      • The tiger eventually gets tamed and cannot leave the menagerie
        • Stanza 3 - taming
          • Stanza 3 has two lines that are the direct inverse of each other
            • Depicts complete camouflage
        • Couldn't  leave
          • "If the menagerie could, it would say 'tiger'"
          • "When the tiger came inside to wait"
    • The structure of the poem, has a stripy pattern
      • Length of lines in each stanza
      • The number of lines in each paragraph
    • Enjambment from the second stanza to the fifth
      • Shows the quickly changing nature of people and animals alike
      • These stanzas are in contrast with the others where everything is explained slowly

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