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As the teams head-brass flashed out 1. What is the poet trying to say? - Themes:
mortality, war, danger and destruction - Other themes: fate, loss
(hope/life/beauty/friends), possibilities of happiness (if events had
been different/through desensitisation to grief) - War is destructive, but hope at end -
We have no…

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only "fallow," not abandoned) - Conversation reflects attempts at normal life- factual not
emotional as desensitised after so
long - "Only two teams"- team has connotations of community but war has destroyed
relationships
(community = Mushrooms) - "Another world" described to contrast theirs, highlights
sadness and destruction 4. Talk about…

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- Enjambement:
- "Everything" = infinite other ways life could have been - "turned" and "leaned" enact
turning onto next line - End-stops:
- At the end of first stanza: seems everything will be destroyed but life continues like
poem - End of line 2: lovers disappearance seems final -…

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emphasises denial. There is also an end-stop between the description of beeny cliff in
the last stanza, separating it from the woman, who is now far away - Regular rhyme and
stanzas- ironic contrast to his inner disorder, trying to make sense of his
emotions through regularity 4. Split the…

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- Valuable: opal, sapphire 5. Think about the voice/speaker - Use of "I" contrasts "we"
and "us" in memories- "she and I" and "the woman" in present
highlights how they are now separated - Very personal poem - Hardy is in denial- only
ever talks about her in present tense…

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they are "for us" and so take them though will not "care" for them 3. Write about and
analyse the imagery - "Bermudas ride"- as though they are alive + an animal - "He lands
us on a grassy stage"- constantly watched by "he," grass is a symbol of mortality-…

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As the teams head-brass flashed out 1. What is the poet trying to say? - Themes:
mortality, war, danger and destruction - Other themes: fate, loss
(hope/life/beauty/friends), possibilities of happiness (if events had
been different/through desensitisation to grief) - War is destructive, but hope at end -
We have no…

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only "fallow," not abandoned) - Conversation reflects attempts at normal life- factual not
emotional as desensitised after so
long - "Only two teams"- team has connotations of community but war has destroyed
relationships
(community = Mushrooms) - "Another world" described to contrast theirs, highlights
sadness and destruction 4. Talk about…

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- Enjambement:
- "Everything" = infinite other ways life could have been - "turned" and "leaned" enact
turning onto next line - End-stops:
- At the end of first stanza: seems everything will be destroyed but life continues like
poem - End of line 2: lovers disappearance seems final -…

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emphasises denial. There is also an end-stop between the description of beeny cliff in
the last stanza, separating it from the woman, who is now far away - Regular rhyme and
stanzas- ironic contrast to his inner disorder, trying to make sense of his
emotions through regularity 4. Split the…

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- Valuable: opal, sapphire 5. Think about the voice/speaker - Use of "I" contrasts "we"
and "us" in memories- "she and I" and "the woman" in present
highlights how they are now separated - Very personal poem - Hardy is in denial- only
ever talks about her in present tense…

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they are "for us" and so take them though will not "care" for them 3. Write about and
analyse the imagery - "Bermudas ride"- as though they are alive + an animal - "He lands
us on a grassy stage"- constantly watched by "he," grass is a symbol of mortality-…

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