Belfast Confetti

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Belfast Confetti is about an explosion in Belfast with the armed forces response to it. How are the aspects of the poem united?
in the extended metaphor of punctuation that runs throughout.
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Why is punctuation important to the poem?
The bomb and explosions are linked to the punctuation. It interrupts the speakers thoughts which are halted, just as punctuation can interrupt a sentance
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In the last stanza a series of rhetorical questions are included. why is this?
It shows an element of anger and uncertainty which are voiced by are to the speaker.
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what is absent from the poem?
The poem does not include condemnation of the explosion or focus on causalities.
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What do the hyphens in the poem represent?
The hyphens represent the gunfire.
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What sense does the punctuation create?
The punctuation creates a sense of entrapment
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What effect does the poems form give?
The poems form is immediately striking
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Why does Carson use this?
It expresses the confusion caused by the riot and bomb. It also suggests that under these conditions language is impossible.
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How does this 'Belfast Confetti' compare to 'The Right Word'?
This poem is also about language and the poets struggle to describe conflict. They are both full of doubt and show the concern with the role a poet can play.
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How does 'Belfast confetti' compare to 'next to the course god america and i'?
Both poets are considering events they cannot explain
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The poet uses the form to show how life has become chaotic. How do you think Carson does this?
Even line is too long and the poem looks like its exploding
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How does Carson convey a lack of feeling?
Its shown with the lack of poetic words and the list of hard, ugly objects.
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Why is punctuation important to the poem?

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The bomb and explosions are linked to the punctuation. It interrupts the speakers thoughts which are halted, just as punctuation can interrupt a sentance

Card 3

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In the last stanza a series of rhetorical questions are included. why is this?

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Card 4

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what is absent from the poem?

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Card 5

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What do the hyphens in the poem represent?

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