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Characters

Poems - Ulysses,The Village School mater,Havisham,Kid

Structure-

  • ulysses - 4 verses each shows different emotion
  • Village - 1 verse, descriptions blend together
  • Havisham - verses flow into each other
  • Kid - similar to village

Language

  • ulysses - frustrated, heroic
  • Village - nostalgic, mysterious
  • Havisham - aggressive, confused
  • Kid - vengeful, sarcastic
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Death

Poems - Salome,Hitcher,The man he killed,The laboratory

Structure

  • Salome - only reveals murder at end
  • Hitcher - also starts off normal then murder
  • Man he killed - short poem; message at end
  • Laboratory - Long, 12 stanzas scattered thoughts

Language

  • Sal - humour,casual tone,first person
  • Hit - contrast ordinary life/violence,humour fp
  • Man - colloquial,likeable,fp
  • Lab - melodramatic,excited,fp
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Imagery

Poems - Anne Hathaway,Mother any distance,Sonnet, The eagle

Structure

  • Hathaway - sonnet form, 14 lines/rhyming end couplet
  • Mother any dist - almost sonnet,uneven line lengths
  • sonnet - sonnet form, rhyme, reptition "i love"
  • Eagle - shot,rhythm,rhyme

Language

  • hath - romantic images,metaphor of language for love
  • moth - images holding tape, still anchoring son who is moving away
  • sonnet - colour/shine,detailed description
  • Eagle - similie 'thunderbolt',image power/height
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Parent/Child Relationships

Poems - Affliction,On my first sonne,My Father, Before you were mine

Structure

  • Affliction - each verse shows diff state of mind
  • sonne - one verse,sums up feelings
  • before - each verse about diff time(ish)
  • My father - each verse about diff event (ish)

Language

  • Afflication - extreme words/metaphors show strong feelings
  • Sonne - gentler,calmer language
  • Before - conversational language shows empathy with mum
  • My father - colloquial language makes it sound normal
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Characters

  • Ullysses - boredom,pride,excitement
  • Village - respect , fear
  • Havisham - bitterness , loneliness
  • Kid - revenge
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Parent/Child Relationships

Attitudes and feelings

  • Affliction - despair, sadness
  • First sonne - sadness,acceptance,pride
  • Before - admiration,guilt
  • My father - pain
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Imagery

  • Anne - joy in memories , fondness
  • Mother - still loves mum, needs independence
  • Sonnet - joy,happiness in small things
  • Eagle - Power,respect for nature
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Death

  • Sal - evil,pride in killing almost,bored of it
  • Hit - cold,distant,pride
  • Man - irony,empathy
  • Lab - revenge,evil
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