English Literature - Conflict Cluster - Mametz Wood

Mametz Wood Flashcards from AQA 'Moon of the Tides' Anthology

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What are the themes of Mametz Wood?
Death, Waste of War, Time and Memory, Friendship
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What is the line length/stanza structure of the poem?
7 stanzas of 3 lines but no uniformity of line length, if anything becomes smaller as the poem goes on
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How does the progression of poem show the movement of time?
The use of pronouns go from past tense post-war (they were told not to walk) until present day (this morning)
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The impersonality of the tone gives a melanchony tone to the poem, what attitude does this tone convey?
A negative one, the poet has a negative attitude to war and thinks it pointless
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The instruction of 'told to walk not run' and 'nested' gives is a metaphor for what?
For their childhood and being treated as children because they were only boys who's life were taken before their time
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What does the image of a 'relic' suggest?
A reminder or a religious connotation. ALTERNATIVE INTERPRETATION
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The repetitive "b" sound throughout the second and third stanza could convey what?
A machine gun ricocheting
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The final stanza act as a what?
A conclusion
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Sound is adamant in the tone of the poem, the sibilance suggests what?
A hissing which is a negative sound
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How is 'stopped mid dance macabre' ironic?
It's an oxymoron, how can they be dancing mid death?
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What does "arm in arm" symbolise?
Unity and Friendship
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"Nesting machine guns" is a what?
Oxymoron
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The use of 'mosaic' and 'china plate' show that the bodies are what?
Delicate and in need of help and rescue and care. They're fragile
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7 stanzas of 3 lines but no uniformity of line length, if anything becomes smaller as the poem goes on

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The impersonality of the tone gives a melanchony tone to the poem, what attitude does this tone convey?

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The instruction of 'told to walk not run' and 'nested' gives is a metaphor for what?

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