Conflict Poetry AQA :Next to Ofcourse God America i ,what language techniques are used?and what effect they have?

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with what effect on the reader they have?

Posted Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 16:44 by anonymous

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there's irony I think in that the speaker is being mocked

the oxymoron happy dead makes him seem foolish, and the absence of punctuation makes him seem like he's rambling

Answered Thu 17th May, 2012 @ 14:31 by Cameron
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Its trying to get the point of how america is being made a mockery of, its a confusing concept to understand i think :L thats the best i could come up with :') 

Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 18:45 by Grace Roe
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yh same here Grace i got the similiar ideas too but i don't know wat other techniqwues to add in ** i would apprecite it if u mailed me bk on [email protected] **

Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 19:17 by faizan rashid
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thats cool knw one dont wanna take my advice fine then

Answered Sat 12th May, 2012 @ 19:31 by faizan rashid
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I haven't studied the poem, but I've had a glance at it, and I'd go with the fact that there's a lack of punctuation, and the way the words are arranged is quite odd, suggesting that he's rambling, and a bit stupid, and unintelligent. That's what I thought when I first read it, but as I said, I'm not studying that section of the anthology book, I'm doing Character and Voice, so I might not be 100% right. 

Answered Fri 18th May, 2012 @ 18:00 by YellowYeti
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I'm sure if you look on the net there maybe a few places were they have more clear idea to the context of the poem, it could help. Just Google it :) 

Answered Sat 19th May, 2012 @ 18:09 by Grace Roe
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The enjambment and speakers syntax make it sound like a spontaneous speech.

The poet uses a sonnet structure, however this is undermined by the speaker in the poem. A sonnet is usually about love. The poem is a parody (mocking) towards patriots who love their country, but the speaker is asking why you would die for your country. This is why it is undermining the idea of a sonnet.

The final line is in third person, and refers to someone watching the speech. It suggests that the speech was quick, spontaneous and maybe naive. This is because the speaker 'drank rapidly', and so therefore may be nervous and out of breath due to the nature of the speech - talking of those that have given their life for America (patriots in a sense). 

Answered Sun 20th May, 2012 @ 17:18 by Jonathan McAllister