English Literature - Poem 1 - The Manhunt (Simon Armitage)

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  • Created on: 01-03-15 14:57

Poem 1 - The Manhunt (Simon Armitage)

Manhunt = intensive search for a person (searching for a criminal or victim) = Negative + horrible story

The poem relfects war as he is an ex solider

The poem is about the families affected by war and injury

About a man and his wife = he is different after war - injured and hurt


Associated with war

Start of the poem = simple meaning

End of the poem = deepened meaning


'feel the hurt' = his wife can emphasise

'frozen river' = tears & scar on his face resembles and looks like a frozen river = frozen - stuck and unable to escape and function

'back to its source' = centre of problems

'passionate nights' = intimate and…


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