'To My Nine-Year-Old Self' Helen Dunmore

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  • 'To My Nine-Year-Old Self' - Helen Dunmore
    • Imagery
      • Peeling scab - childish curiousity
      • Mention of scars is not only physical
      • Sherbert lemons: childish innocence
      • Imagery of childhood activities - she is envious
    • Language
      • Old age
        • 'Bad back or bruisedfoot'
        • 'Look at the scars
      • Energetic / childhood
        • 'Rather run than walk'
        • 'ice cream factory'
    • Structure
      • Six stanzas
      • Irregular lengths (5,6,7,6,5,3)
      • No rhyme scheme/ pattern
      • Enjambment
        • Gives poem conversational tone and informal feeling
    • Theme(s)
      • Connected to our childhood by memories
      • Age
      • Innocence
      • Movement
      • Dreams and ambitions
    • Tone / feeling of poem
      • Apologetic tone
        • Ruiniing her body and losing sense of adventure
      • Depressing
        • Looking at her happier past self
      • Nostalgic

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