- Created by: Eleanor200101
- Created on: 08-02-17 20:41
-Written by maura dooley born 1957
-Grew up in bristol before moving to london and becoming a lecture at goldsmiths college
and freelance writer
-Poem from collectionand barrier
-"She combines detailed domesticity with lyrical beauty"
-"she has the ability to enact and find images for complex feelings"
Distance between people shows relationship is problematic
Structure point 1
-Poem written mostly in tercets and this conveys the relationship as unbalanced as theres three lines per stanza and only two people in relationship
-No couplets suggesting relationship issues left unresolved
"seasons turning"enjabment reflects changes in seasons a change in stanza creates a broken fractured structure with enjabment reflecting their broken relationship
Caesuras point 2
"Indoors writes to me.his knuckles singing"
-caesura seperates pronouns me and his this pause rpresents the two in the realtionship the distance between
-Not just metaphoric but physical distance
ceasura stops and starts reflects the relationship and the unnatural flow it carries
point 3 free verse
"the first lapwings return"Bird could serve as a metaphor for hope he will reurn to yorkshire symbolic of seasons
point 4 personification
"his knuckles singing as they redened in the warmth"tingle as he steps indoors which refects the positive side of the relationship and ultimately both negative and positive feelings throughout the poem through language and structure
point 5 contrast
"my heart full of headlines feeding words onto a blank screen"
not a positive image
-verb 'feeding'contrast "his knuckles singing "and natural imagery
not only does the speaker feel very positive towards the man but also quite negative about her own life
point 6 metaphors
"pouring air and light into an envelope"
-'light'=religious connotations linking to a spiritual connection
-'air'and 'light' also links to previously conveyed natural imagery such as "dig and sow"
linking their natural feelings for each other
an extra point
Ambigious ending "our souls tap out messages accross the icy miles"
suggests a closness between the two
-'icy'implies speaker hates the distance between the two however sparks hope