Working Poetry

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  • Work Poetry
    • 'You will be hearing from us shortly'
      • Voice and Tone: Dramatic monologue, 2nd person addressing reader. Tone of arrogance, dismissing.
      • Form and structure: Free verse, mimic rhythm of actual conversation. Conversational asides in parenthesis. Structure going through criticising application.
      • Language and Imagery: (Stanza 5) Enjambment, not given chance to respond. (Stanza 3) Caesura, loaded pause- condescending language. Diction of job interview. (Stanza 6) pompous language masking insults/
      • U. A. Fanthorpe
    • 'Thoughts after Ruskin'
      • Subject: Satirical, epic, feminist poem. The hard working nature of women, men easy life, less stressful. Idealised  notion men have of women.
      • Attitude: Celebrates women, satirises men. Misconceptions.
      • Themes: Ignorance of men, Power of women, hard work of women, force of women, mother nature.
      • Voice an Tone: Tone = awe of women, hard working. Alliteration stresses capability of women. 'huge hands'. Syntax emphasis, strong echoing view of women.
      • Form and structure: Only 2 lines dedicated to men. Pluralising women, showing women as a force, mothernature and an army. Cyclical finish-> conforming to stereotype. Epic, heroism, parody. 11 beats.
      • Language and Imagery: Militant imagery- violent stressing strength of women. Personification of wombs, belittles men/ weak and powerless. Forceful and physical verbs- power of women.
      • Sound: Harsh consonance sounds stress the hard work of women, 'gutting' 'pickling'. Internal rhymes. Plosive alliteration 'blood' and 'soap'.
    • 'The Great Palaces of Versailles'
      • Subject: Memoir about grandmother. Black woman working in a white dress shop. Dreams of french aristocracy.
      • Attitude: Mocking selfishness of white people. Resentful and frustrated with racial divisions. White/ Black
      • Themes: Discrimination, class, colour, racial division, suppression. White power/ Black suppression. Luxury/ greed/ wealth.
      • Voice and Tone: 3rd Person/ Direct Speech/ Voice = bitter, resentful, rebellious, intelligent. Fuses voice with that of her grandma.
      • Form and Structure: Free verse- freedom of throughs, her dreams, reality/ imagination. Captures movement of her thoughts. Cyclical -> ultimatly cannot rebel -> dangerous.
      • Language and Imagery: Mundane language: symbolic of Beulah's life. Imagery of french aristocracy, mocking white people and their luxury and greed. Imagery of french foreshadows the fall of white power. Demure language exposing depict of white.
    • 'Working'
      • Child working in mines-> dies. Child exploitation.
      • Attitude: Lack of consideration towards children. 1 voice of sympathy, 1 voice uncaring.
      • Themes: Child exploitation/ Mining/ Life/ Death
      • Voice and Tone: 2nd person/ elegy/ present tense -> addressing her and giving her a voice. Recording her suffering. 2 Voices- 1= uncompassionate 2= sympathetic.
      • Form and Structure: Sonnet + 2 lines. -> tribute, most complex/ difficult all poet forms. 2 lines emphasise sacrifice and suffering.
      • Language and Imagery: Dark/ light = contrast, unfairness and exploitation. = 'white..light'. Para rhyme- troubled/ note od discordancy- sadness. She is light- paying tribute to her, sense of admiration. Death- gory violent lang 'skinned skull'
    • 'Money'
      • Subject: Protest poem/ left wing/ money corrupts. Deception of money/ all consuming, material greed/ addicting and destroying.
      • Attitude: Resentful/ bitter towards money. Society attracted to money. Blaming greed.
      • Themes: Greed/ obsession/ addiction/ destruction/ money, complex nature- venire of benevolence, complex.
      • Voice and Tone: 1st person/ poets own voice. 2nd stanza = collective 1st involve reader. 3rd stanza = 2nd person-> warning reader.  Tone of warning/ bitter. Pointing directly to us/ affects us all.
      • Form and Structure: 3 stanzas- gradual deterioration/ side into destruction. Change in tense, end in present tense- realisation horror can bring. End of poem- personal. Rhythm= flat/ prosaic devoid of beauty. Enjambment= inevitable descent.
      • Language and Imagery: Extended metaphor of ageing harpy/ prostitute. Death imagery/ destructive/ decay. Deception 'veils' money deceiving. Imperatives appeal to reader.
      • Sounds: Ugly sibilance ' screeching tear sheet' - shock and violence captured. Language of entrapment.
    • "The Chimney Sweeper'
      • Subject: Child working as chimney sweeper/ child exploitation/ dreams of eternal salvation/ eternal life.
      • Attitude: expose vulnerability and manipulation of children by scathing church. Dark hopeless but sympathetic.
      • Themes: Exploitation of children/ Church power/ Heaven/ Freedom/ Entrapment/ Dream/ Fantasy
      • Voice and Tone: 1st person -> voice of child show manipulation, create sympathy. Simplistic, voice fused with other child (tom). Voice of acceptance.
      • Form and structure: 4 lines - quitrents. Regularrhyme and rhythm- nursery rhyme- romantic poet, nursery soothing to child. Anticlimax - cyclical structure- cycle of poverty, literal entrapment as well as metaphorical. Present tense- how real it is to children.
      • Language and Imagery: Monosyllabic- simplicity of child's mind, accepting. Imagery of dark/light - claustrophobia, darkness = exploiting. Light= freedom and dreams. Heaven = paradise. Lamb = religious symbolism of sacrifice. Children sacrificed by greed of church.
      • Sound: Nursery rhyme: innocence, gullible, accepting.// para rhyme last stanza - shows deception, note of discordancy.


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