English Literature - Conflict Cluster - Flag

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What is a Theme of 'Flag' by John Agard?
Patriotism, Symbolism, Futility of War
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What is the Line Length/Stanza Structure?
5 stanzas, equal shape, shaped like a flag
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Give an example of how the place of the flag becomes more and more specific?
Breeze, Pole, Tent, Field
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What does this movement show?
Coming closer and closer to battle/dying for country
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What are two different interpretations of 'brings a nation to its knees?'
The idea of worshipping a flag or submission to a flag and begging for mercy
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'It's Just A Flag' is repeated in almost every stanza, why do you think so?
It's acts as an answer, like he's drearing on and replies every time with a negative attitude
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The poem in every stanza acts as a Question and Answer form, why do you think?
Some people believe it's a conversations between two voices however I believe that it's one person questioning their morals before wars because of Patrotism
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Why does the poet use Personification?
To give patriotism/symbolism a face, not a soldier but what they fight for
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The idea of 'It's Just A Flag' contrast with what?
The seriousness of war
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Why is 'How can I possess such as cloth?' a significant line?
The person wants to die, he wants to take power and his 'blind conscience' has taken over
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Why does Agard add a rhyming couplet at the end of the last stanza?
To stand out as it's the most important part of the poem as it shows his attitude
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The last two sentences have full stops while the other's don't, why?
They're statements (important ones too!)
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How is the metaphor at the end significant?
It shows Agard's negative thoughts about Patriotism
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What is the Line Length/Stanza Structure?

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5 stanzas, equal shape, shaped like a flag

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Give an example of how the place of the flag becomes more and more specific?

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What does this movement show?

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What are two different interpretations of 'brings a nation to its knees?'

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