When the Wasps Drowned

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When the wasps drowned - Plot
Children left alone in summer on day. Younger sister gets covered in wasps. Older sister has to drown them. Dig up a dead body under next door's fence. Lie to the police about it as they are scared of the outcome.
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When the wasps drowned - Themes
Family, growing up, reality, maturity, death
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When the wasps drowned - Characters
Eveline. Mr Mordecai. Tyler. Therese. Mum. Police
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When the wasps drowned - Imagery / symbols
"Wasps drowning" - indication to how the person died-death and destruction. "ring" - secrets / truth / not telling it.
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When the wasps drowned - Language
"I'd fashioned a bikini...an old vest...green plastic sunglasses". - list of possibilities of how to handel the situation. "between blades" - alliteration refering to how the person died.
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When the wasps drowned - Structure
Large paragraphs turn into shorter ones to show fear and how the y dont know what to do. shows how they are growing up.
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When the wasps drowned - Title significance
"Drowned" - death, drowned in dirt. "Wasps" help decay the dead body, painful when stung, scary. "When" - dont know when the bady in the garden died.
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