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  • Created on: 07-03-16 18:05
What are the themes of 'Nostalgia'?
Nostalgia, Time, Loss, Grief, Power of Language
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What is 'Nostalgia' about?
Soldiers reminiscing about the past/soldiers longing for what they used to have
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In the first paragraph of 'Nostalgia', what effect does sensory descriptions of the 'wrong' experiences suggest?
Suggests loss. Senses evoke memory, and describing them as 'wrong' reinforces Nostalgic tone to the poem.
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In 'Nostalgia', what is the significance of the solider returning home in the spring?
Suggests rebirth and new life. Suggests a fresh start.
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In 'Nostalgia', what is the effect of the tension between the repetition of "same" and "everything changed"?
Suggests the soldiers changed but the place remains the same. Suggests soldier gone for a long time. Describes ending to nostalgia (things not the way they're remembered)
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In 'Nostalgia', what is the effect of describing one memory with uncertainty (maybe) and the other with certainty (yellow ball in long grass)?
Suggests memory stronger in some places over others, evokes sens of nostalgia and distorted memories
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