Valentine- Poem

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  • Valentine
    • About
      • Valentine's day
        • The gift
          • Onion
            • Extended metaphor
              • For relationship
                • Irregular structure, becuase relationships are irregular. No 2 relationships are the same. No 2 onions are the same.
                  • Organisation
                    • 7 verses/stanzas
                      • 3 One sentence/line stanzas
                      • Every stanza has a 3 word line that is part of a larger sentence. Every verse explores ideas and explains
            • For relationship
              • Irregular structure, becuase relationships are irregular. No 2 relationships are the same. No 2 onions are the same.
                • Organisation
                  • 7 verses/stanzas
                    • 3 One sentence/line stanzas
                    • Every stanza has a 3 word line that is part of a larger sentence. Every verse explores ideas and explains
            • It's platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring
              • True love is rare, like the precious metal platinum
              • A marriage is a huge change
              • If you like
                • Techniques
                  • Metaphors
                    • Extended metaphor
                  • Takes edge off previous statement
                    • Adds unsure/not definite tone
              • Layers of onion = layers of relationship
                • Poem strips off layers as it goes until
                  • It's platinum loops shrink to a wedding ring
                    • True love is rare, like the precious metal platinum
                    • A marriage is a huge change
                    • If you like
                      • Techniques
                        • Metaphors
                        • Takes edge off previous statement
                          • Adds unsure/not definite tone
                  • The knife dissects the onion/relationship
        • History/context
          • Valentine's day
        • Imagery
          • Onion
            • Layers of onion = layers of relationship
              • Poem strips off layers as it goes until
                • The knife dissects the onion/relationship
          • Personal response
          • Message
            • Love/relationships aren't simple/shallow
              • 'Not a cute card on a kissogram'
          • Emotion
            • While onion is unusual, still shows powerful emotion
              • Fierce kiss will stay on your lips
                • Still affected by relationship after they are over
            • Tone/atmosphere
              • Negative start
                • 'Not a red rose or a satin heart.'

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