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  • Which Auden poems...
    • Multiple voices
      • O what is that sound
        • Intimate exchange, repetition of assurance, naive
      • Victor
        • Clerks convince him of Anna's adultery
      • Miss Gee
        • Detached comments on diagnosis of cancer by doctor
          • Mr Rose
            • 'We seldom see a sarcoma as far advanced as this'
      • As i walked out one evening
        • Naive lover and clocks - dominance of time - reminder of inevitability of death and mortality
          • Time conquers, surpasses humanity - the one constant
    • Definite settings..
      • 1st september
      • Victor
        • Midlands Counties Bank,office, Reservoir, natural setting, door/stairs
      • Miss Gee
    • Climax?
      • Victor
        • Murder understated - sympathetic narrator?
          • Religious lexis - insanity seen as a justification
      • O what is that sound
        • Ambiguous end - presume man to be cowardly
    • Chronological order
      • Ballad Form
        • Victor
          • Miss Gee
            • James Honeyman
              • Ballad Form
                • Victor
                  • Miss Gee
                    • James Honeyman
                  • Tells a story, 4 line structure, dark subject matter
          • Tells a story, 4 line structure, dark subject matter
      • Ballad Convention
        • 1st person narrative
          • 1st september
          • As i walked out
            • Innocence of the lover - declarative language - sentimental attitude
      • Ordinary characters, ordinary situations
        • Miss Gee
          • Mundane life, lonely, unimportant - comment on society's apathy
      • Morbid, dark undertone - personally experience their cynical attitude
        • 1st september
      • Symbolises depravity/apathy/immorality of society concerning conflict
        • Dive - 52nd street
        • 'Odour of death'
          • Morbid, dark undertone - personally experience their cynical attitude

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