English AQA relationships - poems notes

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Ghazal

Ghazal

Subject: Unrequited love, or forbidden love

Structure: Two couplets --> two people --> each line represents each person

Language: Natural language --> "Grass" "rose" --> these are natural and organic --> they are permenant and are natural just like the love

Imagery --> object in her lovers love --> "Your are the arms around my bark"

Movement --> "laurel leaf" 

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Quickdraw

Structure: four different stanzas, the last one is slightly longer and different to the others --> end and it's finished, the other three --> look like a gun --> fight taking place

Language: western --> "last chance Saloon" --> the final straw, the last chance to save their relationship or one of them will get hurt

Imagery --> "The silver bullets of your kiss" --> "silver bullets" for catching wearwolfs --> dangerous now not real love

"trigger of my tongue" -->  she is fed up of holding back her words, and she is about to fight back --> like shooting a bullet (her words are the bullet)

Movement --> Ellipses --> Take this...and this...." continious could mean the end of the relationshop --> climax as it's ambigious

Sound --> "this" --> hiss --> bitter --> sibilance --> anger --> end

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Born Yesterday

Structure: Two different stanzas, one about someones wish for a normal child, second is about his wish for Sally Amis

Language: "catching of happiness"

Imagery: "tighly folded bud" --> she is about to blossom and is flourishing

Movement: Pause at the end larkins wish, to make the reader think

Sound: alliteration --> "prove possible"

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Sister Maude

Structure: Mood alters --> longer last line --> distance --> distance is getting bigger

Language: --> negative --> "spy and peer" --> Betrayal and the relationship between the sisters

Imagery: Religious --> "death and sin" --> hatred and she has disobeyed God

Movement:  clotted curls --> dead and blood

Sound --> sibilance and alliteration --> " Spared his soul" --> hatred --> sin --> adam and even

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Brothers

Structures: Longer last stanzas, distance

Language -->  adjectives --> "windmilled"

Imagery --> "we chased olympic gold" --> excited and determination

Movement --> Embjambment --> progress

Sibilance --> "spouting six year old views" --> very childish

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To His Coy Mistress

Structure: All have different seduction techniques

Lanague: emphasise --> "ruby" --> most precious gem

Imagery --> "times winged charriot" --> time is chasing love

Movement --> "state/rate" --> Rhyme --> deserves love

Sound --> "stand still" --> "sibilance" --> annoyance

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The Farmers Bride

Structure: 

Language --> "brown" always used --> comfot, "berries redden" --> growing up now

Imagery: --> always compared to an animals --> interferior

Movemement --> embjambement -> fast pace of the relationship

Sound --> "frightened fay" --> alliteration --> fairy, timid, small, unsual --> special

Time --> always on his mind --> seasons, as he is a farmer

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Harmonium

Structure: 4 stanzas, 2 short, 2 long, reflective

Language --> ambigious language --> "tobacco smog" --> from old or the smoking of father

Imagery --> "one of it's notes had lost its tongue" --> can't speak aswell

movement --> "repetition" "pedalled and pedalled"

Sound --> "alliteration" hummed harmonics --> song, onomatpeaic quality

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Sonnet 43

Structure: not tradditional, neither is love --> find in all sources

Language --> time 

Imagery --> religious

Movement --> " i love thee" repeated --> anaphora --> prayer 

Sound --> "depth, breadth, height" out of breath --> feels

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Sonnet 116

Structure: sonnet, structure --> love is traditional

Language --> marriage --> permenant

Imagery --> "That looks on tempest and is never shaken"

Movement --> "repetition" --> "love"

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The Manhunt

Structure --> couplets --> two people --> togetherness

Language --> He is emotional  "punctured, porclean"

Imagery --> "frozen river"

Movement --> half rhyme --> "hurt/heart" --> relationship is broken, fixing process

Sound --> "handle and hold" --> alliteration --> careful, she has to keep him up

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Praise Song for my Mother

Structure: last stanzas, is longer and shortner --> showing life after her mum

Language: Adjectives --> calming tone

Imagery --> Moons eyes to me --> shes watching and is guiding her daughter

Movement --> repetition --> "replenishing, replenishing" - --> nececisty

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Hour

Structure: Sonnet --> not all set structure --> love is not as we seem

Language --> "time" --> thousands of seconds --> try to emphasise and increase time, 

Imagery -. "bright as a dropped coin"

Movememnt: "gold" repetition --> love may not always suceed

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AQA poems

These are revision cards for planning

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In Paris with You

Structure --> 3rd stanza indented --> his feelings

Language --> pun on "talking wounded"

Imagery --> Crack across the ceiling --> ambigious --> crack in heart or the sleazy room

Movement --> repetition --> in paris with --> present --> forget past

Sound --> sibilance --> sleaxy --> not care, bitter

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Nettles

Structure --> story --> reflective

Language --> fierce prade --> oxymoron/violent war

Imagery --> "Regiment of spit behind the shed"

Movement --> rhyme is constant--> can't protect son all the time, always will get hurt --> continious

Sound --> "blisters bleaded" --> alliteration

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