Poppies Quotes

  • Created by: LFreeland
  • Created on: 09-09-18 08:50
'Crimped petals, spasms of paper red'
(Language) (Adjective) 'Crimped' suggests a damaged poppy, suggesting war damages people. 'Spasms' suggests injury but can also mean a short period of time- like the boys life expectancy
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'steeled the softening of my face'
(Language) (Verb) Steel is a strong metal and shows the mother is trying to appear strong and in control
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'all my words flattened, rolled, turned into felt'
(Language) (Verbs in semantic field of sewing) Shows the mothers attempt to stitch their lives back together but shows how the words had little affect
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'The world overflowing like a treasure chest'
(Language) (Similie) Shows how important her son was to the mother. References how he had his life in front of him
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'and you were away, intoxicated'
(Language) (Adjective) Shows how quickly the son left. 'Intoxicated' shows how the boy is not thinking straight, falsely excited and at risk of danger
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'The dove pulled freely against the sky'
(Language) (Metaphor) Could be a metaphor for her son's death
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I was brave, as I walked with you, to the front door'
(Language) (Noun) The door will open to the dangerous world outside. Shows a different side of bravery surrounding war
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(Language) (Verb) Steel is a strong metal and shows the mother is trying to appear strong and in control

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'steeled the softening of my face'

Card 3

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(Language) (Verbs in semantic field of sewing) Shows the mothers attempt to stitch their lives back together but shows how the words had little affect

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Card 4

Front

(Language) (Similie) Shows how important her son was to the mother. References how he had his life in front of him

Back

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Card 5

Front

(Language) (Adjective) Shows how quickly the son left. 'Intoxicated' shows how the boy is not thinking straight, falsely excited and at risk of danger

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