The Clown Punk
Alliteration emphasises dodgey place (1st verse). = outcast in society (third verse).
Octet in the sonnet = 8th line down, indicates a shift in mood.
Rhyming Couplet at end and beginning
Poem = ambigous ending
In free verse = don't conform to norms of society
1st verse = semantic field of enchantment
2nd verse alliteration = power
3rd verse = mechanical juxtaposed with natural
Checking Out Me History
Repetition of "Dem tell me," = hes bored of what they're telling him.
"Blind me to me own identity," metaphor = blindness has negative connotations, they are harming him.
Last line = hes asserting identity and independance.
Mood = pity then turns to ander and her being cold.
1st verse = onomatopoeic words represent biterness and agression.
2nd verse= alliteration emphasises the contrast between beauty and horror.
Repetative Structure to central verses, shows destruction is inevitable.
Isolated sentance at end, isolated like her.
Ambiguous ending= power or weak and alone.
Repetition in verse 2 shows strong relationship.
End lines justapose = gentle and threatening.
My bride repeated = proud.
Repetative structure = routine.
Half Rhyme = under pins his importance to her.
Juxtaposition between two families.
Shift = realisation he's not real.
Alliteration highlights how real he was.
End line = refrain, shows his lasting.
Plossive sounds = common.
Rhyming couplet adds to sarcastic tone.
3rd verse = semantic field of circus.
Ambiguity = double meaning, occours in 3rd and 4th verse.
Short sentences = making a point.
Les Grands Seigneurs
Semantic field of circus, she is their ringmaster = in control.
In brackets = parenthetical comment.
"Bluff" = internal rhyme, shes been tricked.
Lines shorten as poem goes on.
Sonnet = 14 lines.
Rhyme scheme = regular.
Octet = first 8 lines, then change in mood ( VOLTA).
Semantic field of Desertification.
My Last Duchess
Rhyming couplets = structure, shows Dukes controlling personality.
Use of enjambent makes it more like natural speech, which makes it a convincing voice.
"But I can drown the foold," juxtaposition = vengeful side.
"End likes to the fairy story sleeping beauty.
The Hunchback in the Park
Free verse, irregular rhyme scheme.
Very little punctuation = allows all elements of poem to blend together.
Links to Quasimodo.
"Made the tigers jump out of their eyes," = imaginative meatphor.
End line compares him to an animal.
The Ruined Maid
Rhyming Couplets = light hearted tone, reflects her lack of concern about being ruined.
Frivolous = unimportant.
Talks about old self in third person = distanced.
"Hardly," enjambent = struggle to move.
End = isolated sentence like her.
Caesera = full stop in the middle of a line.
Poem is fragmented = like nuggets of memory.
On a Portrait of a Deaf Man
Form = Elegy = Poem that expresses sadness about a loss.
Regular rhyme and rhythm.
3rd and 4th line = metaphor for death transforming him.
Juxtaposes positive with negative throughout.
Last verse = sibilance, shows bitterness.
S = STRUCTURE
M = MEANING
I = IMAGERY
L = LANGUAGE
E = EFFECT