Flag - Conflict Poem Notes

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Flag ­ Conflict Poem
About
Repeated ideas
Tone
Words
Alliteration
Rhyme
Structure
Emotions ­ Sadness
About ­ Death of the flag
Themes ­ Deep sadness
Language ­ Repetition of line 2. Repetition of syllables 868
Opinion ­ Sadness colour and passion is fading
Imagery ­ Flag in the sky
Structure ­ 5 stanzas, 3 lines
Piece of cloth looks like a flag
Ambiguous ­ Has more than one meaning/perspective
Lines use syllables of 8, 6, and 8.
Uses visual images (fluttering)
Rhetorical question ­ nation is getting weaker not important but represents something
Uses alliteration of the `F'
Wars are fought for territory? Claiming with flags ­ greedy in possession
Line 1 + 3 ­ Breeze and knees: rhyme

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Line 3 ­ `that brings a nation to its knees' ­ ambiguous
Line 4 ­ Unfurling (Unusual language)
Line 4 and 6 ­ Pole and bold: half rhyme
Line 6 ­ Alliteration of G - guts, grow (Guttural)
Line 7 + 9 ­ Tent and relent: rhyme
Line 9 - `that dares the coward to relent: tension
Line 10 ­ Flying = still alive?
Line 10 + 12 ­ Field and bleed: half rhyme
Last stanza ­
`How can I possess such a cloth?
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