Tissue

  • Created by: lily.gav
  • Created on: 18-03-19 17:31
What type of poetry is Tissue?
Impressionistic Poetry- where everything is filled with symbolic meaning
1 of 13
What is the use of paper in this poem?
to highlight the fragility of man's power and the true power. Paper symbolises man kind- both fragile and powerful
2 of 13
Where was Imtiaz Dharker born?
Pakistan, brought up in Scotland
3 of 13
What can tissue symbolise?
Tissue is thin paper but also what humans are made of. This shows that humans (and human power) is fragile like tissue paper
4 of 13
'Paper that lets the light shine through, this is what could alter things'
Thin paper can change things- it has power. Also the 'light' could shine the truth OR could be a religious reference to Jesus/God that has power.
5 of 13
'If buildings were paper, I might feel their drift, see how easily they fall'
In the real world, paper/man isn't powerful- you wouldn't build a building out of it.
6 of 13
'Maps too, the sun shines through their boarder lines'
paper/man has power when it is used to divide and mark out, to segregate and order- maybe relate Imtiaz being immigrant
7 of 13
'paid by credit card might fly our lives like paper kites'
paper/man seems to have power in money and finance but its all an illusion
8 of 13
'but let the daylight break through capitals and monoliths'
let the buildings be made of paper so light can shine on government. Again, nature has the power to shine through man made creations.
9 of 13
'with living tissue, raise a structure never meant to last'
with human skin create something fragile and understand it is never meant to last- like power
10 of 13
what does the metaphor 'fly like paper kites' suggest?
Shows that money dominates, controls us and has power. Receipts are man made and hence not permanent, unlike the power if nature
11 of 13
What is the importance of the ending?
The ending is separated to emphasise its importance
12 of 13
How is the poem a conflict poem?
we cause our own conflict by giving things power that are undeserving of it. Eg money, religion, government. If we woke up and treated everything like tissue paper we would be happier.
13 of 13

Other cards in this set

Card 2

Front

What is the use of paper in this poem?

Back

to highlight the fragility of man's power and the true power. Paper symbolises man kind- both fragile and powerful

Card 3

Front

Where was Imtiaz Dharker born?

Back

Preview of the front of card 3

Card 4

Front

What can tissue symbolise?

Back

Preview of the front of card 4

Card 5

Front

'Paper that lets the light shine through, this is what could alter things'

Back

Preview of the front of card 5
View more cards

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Similar English Literature resources:

See all English Literature resources »See all AQA Anthology resources »