AQA Moon On The Tides: Relationships cluster

Well I have finished English Literature. Even though I did my exam today (May 2012) I thought this powerpoint would be for a later exam. Anyway its 6 poems on Powerpoint and if you print them out using 4-6 slides out a page- they are like revision cards

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Use of sonnet form
Love's time beggar but even a single hour,
bright as a dropped coin, makes love rich.
We find an hour together, spend it not on flowers
Simile or wine, but the whole of the summer sky and a grass ditch.
For thousands of seconds we kiss; your hair
like treasure on the ground; the Midas light
turning your limbs to gold. Time slows, for here
We are millionaires, backhanding the night
so nothing dark will end our shining hour, Fairy-tale reference
no jewel hold a candle to the cuckoo spit
hyperbole hung from the blade of grass at your ear,
no chandelier or spotlight see you better lit
Than here. Now. Time hates love, wants love poor
But love spins gold, gold, gold from straw.
importance Half rhyme
Personification Repetition…read more

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The subject indicates how wonderful
love is and this exemplified with the
What is the subject, themes and use of the description of a single hour
messages? with the lover. The poet personifies
time as love's enemy but it sees for a
moment love stops time.
The themes is love and the importance
of love yet there is more of a hidden
tone between love.
The messages is the precious time of
Which other love yet with a hidden tone there is
poem does also a warning to look after your other
this? relationships. E.g. friends and family
Which other
poem does
Which other
poem does
Sonnet 116
To His Coy Mistress
Sonnet 43…read more

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Worry this is the emotion felt by the
couple because they know time is
What are the emotions, moods running out because `time hates love'.
and feelings? In love this is obvious from the
frequent romantic imagery and the
repetition of `love'.
So absorbed in each other with the use
of a hyperbole highlights the intensity
of their love felt between the couple
Cherishing the moment this is
portrayed throughout the poem
because of the strength of the couple's
Which other love and the preciousness of love they
poem does feel.
this? The strong belief that love isn't bound
to time and even though time
continues; strength of the couple's
love is obvious.
To His Coy
Which other
Mistress Sonnet 116 poem does
this?…read more

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Personification the use of this indicates
the strength that time has on this
Explanations of techniques on couple and how it affects them: 'Time
the reader hates love'
It implies the ticking of the clock too
fast almost as a countdown and it is
constantly on the lover's mind and it is
portrayed to the reader that time
won't let them be together. This gains
sympathy from the reader because it
Which other makes the enemy of love. Possibly
poem does time is ignoring their love together and
this? it isn't important to love. Also it
portrays how time doesn't stop for
anyone and everyone especially those
who are in love who are in a constant
battle against time.
`Wants love poor'
Sonnet 116 This intends that time is like a currency
once you have got it, you begin to lose
it.…read more

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The hour is more precious
`bright as a dropped coin'
because it was Alternative explanation
It makes the reader imagine of a
homeless person picking up a coin
and it make his day. The joy from
`Your hair like treasure picking up that coin is probably
on the ground' what the couple feels when they are
The exaggeration used together.
implies how attracted This implies that they feel that an
to each other they are hour is so valuable to them like
that they think money. It indicates that their love is
everything is perfect. so valuable to them and such as
when a beggar picks up money and
Imagery they feel the excitement that's how
they feel in an hour.
Yet this could also portray the `Love's time's beggar'
importance of physical This portrays how time is so valuable
features and could indicate Which other and even a single hour is so precious
that their love is just lust and poem does which makes their relationship
they are more interested in this? intensify. It also portrays how love is
sexual motivations and not dependant on time but time doesn't
true love. need love and the desperateness of
love is implied by the use of `beggar'.
"We are millionaires."
Farmer's Bride…read more

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Fairy-tale references
The selected fairy-tales are not the ones that have happy traditional endings. The Rumplestiltskin story is quoted:
;love spins gold, gold, gold from straw'
This conveys that time is like gold, love is precious and when it relates to the Rumplestiltskin that when you are in love, you can't be greedy
and have all the time because too much of a good thing is bad for you. This relates back to the story that the Miller's daughter wanted a longer
time together with her child (that she promised) and all that greed ended in danger and devastation.
At first glance the reader can interpret this quote as that love can make a bad situation better but when the reader realises that it is actually a
reference to Rumplestiltskin then there is a darker message in there the reader realises that the couple are actually greedy like the characters
in the fairy tale. Also the couple wants to be together and therefore they are blind to everything else. From first impression it implies that they
can make a bad situation better but at a second glance it is more noticeable about the darkness of the fairy tale theme and it indicates how the
poet feels about love and it indicates that the whole poem in fact is a warning.
The King Midas story is also quoted
`limbs turn into gold'
This refers to the story where King Midas does a good deed and gets granted such a special thing and starts using it randomly (greed again) but
then turns his daughter into gold. (Highlightsthe effect of love, being greedy and this can lead to bad things). Also Midas' gift ended up
becoming a curse to him and this indicates what the poet believes love is at first it is a gift but then it's a curse.
At first when the fairy tale notion is revealed in the poem it indicates the support of the notion of a fairy tale romance however the underlying
themes suggest something entirely.
Which other
poem does Farmer's Bride
this?…read more

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Thanks, the powerpoint really helped:)

Bethany Cunningham


Oh. Thank you Fashionstar 3. I hope your exam went well and I am glad it helped.

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