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English Language Anthology Section B Disabled




DISABLED
By Wilfred Owen


Stanza 1
The sentence "waiting for the dark" shows that the soldier has
nothing positive to look forward to-only the arrival of the end of
the world. The word "shivered" in line 2 shows that he is
outside and this…

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war is not something to consider as glorious.

Stanza 4
At one time the sign of blood in ones body was considered good and honourable thing. In this stanza
the poet is reminiscing about when he was listed to join the army. It was…

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English Language Anthology Section B Refugee Blues




REFUGEE BLUES
by W.H. Auden


Language
The speaker is talking to someone "My dear" (perhaps his
wife), The language and tone is very conversational. Each
stanza intensifies the situation in the poem. The first
stanza brings out that the refugees are homeless. Though…

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English Language Anthology Section B Refugee Blues


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The Setting of the poem
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· The Refugees are in a vast city which still has no accommodation for the Jews. eg: "not one
of them was ours..."

· The freedom and comfort of animals is contrasted unfavourably with the…

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English Language Anthology Section B An Unknown Girl




AN UNKNOWN GIRL
by W.H. Auden




Structure and Form

It is a free verse, which suits the narrators exploration
of thought. As one long verse it flows like a stream,
like consciousness as she describes what is
happening in and around her.…

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English Language Anthology Section B An Unknown Girl


The personal inner conflict between cultures that the narrator experiences is also
demonstrated publicly by the shop dummies. Whose sport "western perms" and other
likewise posters for `Miss India'. A competition for western origin perhaps require a
modern or less modest presentation.…

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English Language Anthology Section B Electricity Comes to Cocoa Bottom




ELECTRICITY COMES
TO COCOA BOTTOM
by Marcia Douglas




Stanza 1
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The First word "Then" takes the reader straight into
the action as though it was a story. The names that
are used makes us feel as if it is…

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Stanza 2
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There is a contrast between the beginning of the stanza and end of the last one. The
single exclaimed word "Light" conveys the way light burst into brightness when current
was switched on.

The starkness of…

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English Language Anthology Section B The Last Night




THE LAST NIGHT
by Sebastian Faulks



This extract comes from a much larger novel known
as Charlotte Gray. It is set in France which was
occupied and controlled by the Germans during the

2nd world war. Jewish people including two small
children…

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English Language Anthology Section B The Last Night


treated as a traitor to the German Nazis because he helps the deportees.

Commandant/Policemen - They seem to be going about their Jobs with a lot of
efficiency.

Gendarme(s) - A Policeman who seems to be actively involved in what's going on.…

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