My Rival's House by Liz Lochead

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Makes the house seem functional, not homely and warm
Is peopled with many surfaces
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Sinister connotations, we don't see the reflections but twisted versions instead
distortions
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indicates a companion
we
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Enjambment emphasise how important her possessions really are
Beautiful, must be protected
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dismissive of their relationship
glosses over
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Defensive and guarded
I am all edges
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protective but also fragile
a shell
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no hidden agenda, unlike the mother
a surface
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deeply unpleasant metaphor, something almost monstrous behind her polite exterior
but what squirms beneath the surface I can tell
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artificially pleasant but animalistic and aggressive
capped tooth, polished nail
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duelling metaphor- the maternal role gives her first victory in a battle for her son
first blood to her
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Repetition of fight and sibilance reinforce that the mother is the aggerssor
will fight, fight foul for her survival
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sibilance that draws attention to the metaphor which suggests that the family are just possesions
family that furnishes
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euphemisms that convey the mother as snobbish
lady of the house
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the tone is blunt, the enjambment and lack of rhyme emphasise that the rivalry will not end
she wont give up
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Card 2

Front

Sinister connotations, we don't see the reflections but twisted versions instead

Back

distortions

Card 3

Front

indicates a companion

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

Enjambment emphasise how important her possessions really are

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

dismissive of their relationship

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
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