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Moon on the Tides
Poetry Notes

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Manhunt
Language: Mostly metaphors
· "Only then would he let me trace the frozen river which ran through his face"
­ Frozen=emo9onless/cold ­ Takes 9me to freeze, old wounds. ­ He let me= under His
control. Need
permission ­ `only then' repe99on = slow
painstaking process
· "the foetus of…

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· 1st person narra9ve,
· Regular rhythm and length
· Wife's methodical pa9ent treatment of caring for husband
Themes
· Trust
· Communica9on
· Rebuilding broken rela9onship
· PTSD ­ post trauma9c stress disorder. Wife is trying to mend mental wounds of
husband, sustained whilst at war.
· "Manhunt" ->…

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Hour
Language
· "For thousands of seconds we kiss"
­ Juxtaposi9on. Coun9ng seconds rather
than minutes. Emphasises how valuable each second is. ­ Assonance of `n' and `d' sounds
which
slow the pace of the reader and symbolise how she is trying to prolong 9me.

· "than here. Now. Time…

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· Shakespearean sonnet
­ 14 lines ­ Predictable rhyme scheme
· ababcdcdefefgg ­ Last rhyming couplet concluding poem does not offer
huge `turn' in meaning, like usual sonnets, confirming idea that love will always triumph.
· Stanzas same length due to enjambment
­ Enjambment breaks ups lines but
also give…

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In Paris with You
Language
· "I'm one of your talking wounded. I'm a hostage. I'm maroonded."
­ "your" =belongs to him. Not under
her control or her choice. ­ End stopped lines and full stops
emphasise statements. ­ Informal/colloquial language "maroonded" and later
"bamboozled" to maintain rhyme = fun…

Page 7

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· Middle stanza indented with shorter lines:
­ Different mood ­ Ideas speeding up. ­ Geing more excited. Not
was9ng 9me. One night stand.
Tone:
· Colloquial and very informal = seems honest
· Down to earth
· Light tone hiding her pain.
Themes
· Lust/passion
· Not true love…

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Quickdraw
· "You me....through choose your the heart"
spot, then blast
­ "You choose". Direct address. Under lovers
control. ­ love "Blast" or bullets.
indicates it is painful. Blas9ng of
­ enjambment "through the for heart" emphasis. = new Pause line
between lines =delayed reac9on. Time slows down.

· "And…

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fast reac9ons. Been wai9ng

· "I trigger twirl of the my phone, tongue, then wide squeeze of the the
mark." ­ Tongue metaphor as weapon = argument. ­ Comic
as combined with `t' allitera misses.
· "Take this... and this... and this..." ­…

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Ghazal
· "If blow I am through the grass me."
and you the breeze,
­ Spiritual references to nature = 9meless
and natural permanent thing
love. Their love is a
­ narrators Direct address thoughts giving and insight feelings. into
Feel involved. ­ and Physical move love. together.
Breeze and…

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Pages in this set

Page 1

Preview of page 1
Moon on the Tides
Poetry Notes

Page 2

Preview of page 2
Manhunt
Language: Mostly metaphors
· "Only then would he let me trace the frozen river which ran through his face"
­ Frozen=emo9onless/cold ­ Takes 9me to freeze, old wounds. ­ He let me= under His
control. Need
permission ­ `only then' repe99on = slow
painstaking process
· "the foetus of…

Page 3

Preview of page 3
· 1st person narra9ve,
· Regular rhythm and length
· Wife's methodical pa9ent treatment of caring for husband
Themes
· Trust
· Communica9on
· Rebuilding broken rela9onship
· PTSD ­ post trauma9c stress disorder. Wife is trying to mend mental wounds of
husband, sustained whilst at war.
· "Manhunt" ->…

Page 4

Preview of page 4
Hour
Language
· "For thousands of seconds we kiss"
­ Juxtaposi9on. Coun9ng seconds rather
than minutes. Emphasises how valuable each second is. ­ Assonance of `n' and `d' sounds
which
slow the pace of the reader and symbolise how she is trying to prolong 9me.

· "than here. Now. Time…

Page 5

Preview of page 5
· Shakespearean sonnet
­ 14 lines ­ Predictable rhyme scheme
· ababcdcdefefgg ­ Last rhyming couplet concluding poem does not offer
huge `turn' in meaning, like usual sonnets, confirming idea that love will always triumph.
· Stanzas same length due to enjambment
­ Enjambment breaks ups lines but
also give…

Page 6

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In Paris with You
Language
· "I'm one of your talking wounded. I'm a hostage. I'm maroonded."
­ "your" =belongs to him. Not under
her control or her choice. ­ End stopped lines and full stops
emphasise statements. ­ Informal/colloquial language "maroonded" and later
"bamboozled" to maintain rhyme = fun…

Page 7

Preview of page 7
· Middle stanza indented with shorter lines:
­ Different mood ­ Ideas speeding up. ­ Geing more excited. Not
was9ng 9me. One night stand.
Tone:
· Colloquial and very informal = seems honest
· Down to earth
· Light tone hiding her pain.
Themes
· Lust/passion
· Not true love…

Page 8

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Quickdraw
· "You me....through choose your the heart"
spot, then blast
­ "You choose". Direct address. Under lovers
control. ­ love "Blast" or bullets.
indicates it is painful. Blas9ng of
­ enjambment "through the for heart" emphasis. = new Pause line
between lines =delayed reac9on. Time slows down.

· "And…

Page 9

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fast reac9ons. Been wai9ng

· "I trigger twirl of the my phone, tongue, then wide squeeze of the the
mark." ­ Tongue metaphor as weapon = argument. ­ Comic
as combined with `t' allitera misses.
· "Take this... and this... and this..." ­…

Page 10

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Ghazal
· "If blow I am through the grass me."
and you the breeze,
­ Spiritual references to nature = 9meless
and natural permanent thing
love. Their love is a
­ narrators Direct address thoughts giving and insight feelings. into
Feel involved. ­ and Physical move love. together.
Breeze and…

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