Brendon Gallacher

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The poem is about a little girl and her imaginary friend. It explores childrens' imaginations and shows how they can invent things that can make their lives better. She allows her fantasies to make her happy until they are killed unintentionally by her mother. 


  • Use of non-standard English and Scottish dialect makes the poem more "real" and "believable" - indictive of a child speaker and shows innocence
  • Shows identity - she is Scottish, so using words like "wee" and "burn" make that obvious to the reader
  • Childlike, colloquial quality added by use of the words "mum" and "daddy" - fit for a poem about childhood 
  • Conversational tone of the poem makes it like


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