SFL Comparison Notes: The Kite Runner, Tennyson and Rosetti

Some notes on SFL to help compare features within the three. I have only done "The Lady of Shalott" as far as Tennyson goes, as we haven't covered the other poems yet.

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THE KITE RUNNER, TENNYSON AND ROSSETTI NOTES:
Metaphors:
"You sit in gold and sing." ROSSETTI - COUSIN KATE (Metaphor for riches)
"My legs blocks of concrete." THE KITE RUNNER
Similes:
"Like two blossoms on one stem" ROSSETTI ­ GOBLIN MARKET (Simile to show purity)
"Like a caged thing freed" ROSSETTI ­ GOBLIN MARKET
(Simile to show Laura's reaction after tasting the fruit again)
"Their fruits like honey to the throat, but poison to the blood" ROSSETTI - GOBLIN MARKET
(Simile to show how deceptive the goblin men are)
"He wore me like a silken knot, he changed me like a glove" ROSSETTI - COUSIN KATE
(Simile to show her lack of worth in her lover's eyes)
"Teazed me like a jeer" ROSSETTI - AN APPLE GATHERING
(Simile to show how cruelly she was mocked)
"So much like a growling truck engine." THE KITE RUNNER (Describes Baba's snoring)
Lexical Fields:
"She dream'd of melons, as a traveller sees false waves in desert drouth."
ROSSETTI - GOBLIN MARKET
(Lexical field of a desert contrasts with the image of fruit)
"Bough" "Lilies" "Leaves" ROSSETTI - MAUDE CLARE (Lexical field of nature)
"Night and day" TENNYSON ­ THE LADY OF SHALOTT (Lexical field of time)
Repetition:

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Come buy, come buy" ROSSETTI - GOBLIN MARKET (Temptation)
"We must not look at goblin men, we must not buy their fruits."
ROSSETTI - GOBLIN MARKET (Warning of danger)
"My father, my Baba" THE KITE RUNNER (Emphasises how Amir feels he alone owns Baba)
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ROSSETTI - IN THE ROUND TOWER AT JHANSI ­ Set during the Inidan Mutiny 1857. The
poem starts in media res (not at the beginning)
ROSSETTI ­ AN APPLE GATHERING ­ Chronological. Transient ­ time change from spring at
the beginning of the poem to autumn near the end of the poem.
ROSSETTI ­ GOBLIN MARKET ­ The last stanza is retrospective.
THE KITE RUNNER ­ Chronological in the main. Begins in 2001, then flashes back to
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Dazzling" TENNYSON ­ THE LADY OF SHALOTT
"Screaming" THE KITE RUNNER
Structure and Form:
ROSSETTI ­ GOBLIN MARKET:
Third person narrative
Free verse
28 stanzas (of varying length)
ROSSETTI ­ COUSIN KATE:
First person narrative
6 stanzas with 8 lines
Lines 2 and 4 rhyme as do lines 6 and 8
ROSSETTI ­ MAUDE CLARE:
12 stanzas of 4
Ballad
Iambic
Lines 2 and 4 rhyme
ROSSETTI ­ IN THE ROUND TOWER AT JHANSI:
Omniscient third person narrative
5 stanzas with 4 lines
Lines 1…read more

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