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Discuss ways in which Thomas presents memory in `Old Man' in your answer
explore the effects of language, imagery and verse form.

Jan Marsh says `the sense of searching (for the) mislaid key, is the central theme to Thomas'
life and works' This critical quotation is accurate as this central…

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However Thomas further presents memory through language using a variety of different
techniques. The use of soft alliteration, mostly soft s', `l', `n' and `m' sounds reinforce the
thoughtful musing on memory and emotion. For example `scent is lost. I, too, often shrivel
the grey shreds' alliteration also adds emphasis…


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