Edexcel Poetry Anthology Notes - Valentine

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What does the poem suggest? Present?

  • Presentation of an argument - an extended metaphore of an onion (unusual)
  • Love is dangerous
  • Straight forward - love is like an onion


  • "I give you an onion." - Presenting a different view of love

    - Extended metaphore (unusual)

  • "moon wrapped in brown paper." - Romantic image (moon) alongside the brown paper of the onion.

     - Direct Contrast

     - Use of senses (sight)

  •  "********** of love." - Naked body / emotions (Sensual)
  • "blind you with tears like a lover." - an onion stings your eyes just like a lover can cause you    pain and anguish


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