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bisadumu's version from 2016-11-06 04:28

Section 1

Question Answer
The Reaper and The Flowers - Personification of death – Positively (Diction“Gay” “Bloom” “Care”
The Reaper and The Flowers - Personification of death giving humanely traits.“Tearful eye”
The Reaper and The Flowers Extended metaphor – Lighter connotations of harsh subject."Flowers" "Grain" "Field of light"
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Section 2

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Death, be not proud - Rhetorical Question – Enhanced mocking tone of speaker."Why swellst thou then?"
Death, be not proud -Diction – Depowers death “Poor” “Slave”
Death, be not proud - Alliteration – W’s represent the smoothness of death."We wake"
Death, be not proud - Irony/Paradox – Heightens deaths lack of power."Death shall be no more” “Death, thou shalt die”
Death be not proud - Imagery – Shows other things that have more power than death – ridiculing it.“Thou art slave to fate, chance, kings and desperate men”
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Section 3

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Exposure -Personification – Heightens power of elements, likening them to as powerful as their enemies.“Ice east winds that knife us”
Motif – Dawn – Loss Hope-“Dawn only brings another fay of poignant misery”
Repetition – Exhibits the long wait for conflict, whilst being effected by the elements."But nothing happens"
Diction – Negatively associates the power of the elements"Black with snow"
Pronouns - Collective suffering"we" "Our" "us"
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Section 4

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Simile – Shows the conditions to soldiers are in.- “Coughing like hags” “Like old beggars under socks”
Diction – Connotations of words, heighten the experience of the soldiers on the reader.-“Trudge” “Haunting”
Metaphor - Shows the conditions to soldiers are in.-“Men marched asleep” “Drunk with fatigue”
Hyperbole – Enhance the conditions to the reader.-“All lame… all blind”
Punctuation – Control pace – Long sentences at the beginning show the continuousness of the pain of war. Caesura increasing pace and intensity showing warfare.-“Gas! Gas! Quick boys”
Imagery – Vividly show the pain in the soldiers to reader.“The white eyes writhing in their face”
Sounds – Constant K’s – emulate bullets and attack-“Sacks” “Knocks”
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Section 5

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Metaphor - Show the actions of her children, show her current state.“Tug her shirt” -“Her clothes are out of date”
Diction – Heighten the mother’s feelings, and don’t give her children identities.Aimless “Two children” “A Third”
Direct Speech – Contrasts the tone of the rest of the poem.-“How Nice” “Time holds great surprises”
Someone she once loved – Contrasts the mother, still full of energy as a result of not having a child. Contrast in appearance, and perspective.-“But for the grace of god”
Final Line – Hyperbole – Enhance the tone of the mother. Metaphor- Display the decaying nature of her children, metaphor for the change in her life.-“They have eaten me alive”
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Section 6

Question Answer
Animal References – Show the animalistic tendencies of the children and hence their lack of empathy. - “Cranky cat” “Bear” “Vampire”
Short Sentences – Show examples of annoying moments of the child’s actions.-“Into the bathtub. Don’t clamp your eyes shut.”
Hyperbole - heighten the feelings the mother has for her child.-“The ambulance would have been too late”
Personification – Heighten the annoyance of the child. Sucking the patience (blood = Patience) - “This morning you leeched a few more drops”
Onomatopoeia – Heighten the epitaph of the vampire, and animal references.-“Splat Plat” “Snuffle Snort”
Oxymoron – Display the ambivalence in the mothers mind.- “You superb little bastard” “I Abhor your adorable smile”
Back and fourth repletion – Ambivalence in mothers head.“I hate you, I love you, I hate you, I love you”
Diction – Lack of emotive language, shows mothers at times distaste for her child.-“Hosing you off”
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Section 7

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Motif – Cinnamon – Representative of the love the man has for his wife. As well as the eroticness of the relationship (The scent emitted on the intimate body parts of the wife from hands).-Searched your arm for the missing perfume” -Your breasts and shoulders would reek”
Diction – Negative conations of the ever-present smell. Intimate diction – further expressing intimacy of relationship that needs to be oppressed.-“Reek” “Floating over you” - “Upper thigh” “Belly” - “Pleasure of a scar”
Smell imagery – Saffron used to overpower cinnamon (Literally and metaphorically) -“I buried my hands in saffron”
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Section 8

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Imagery – Grand romantic – Dismisses clichés. Possessive – Adds to possessive tone. Carefulness – You must be careful with love.-“A Moon wrapped in a brown bag”
Motif – Onion (Emulates love) – Layers to love. Love can be dangerous, as can an onion.-“Blind you with tears like a lover” “fierce kiss” “lethal” -“Careful undressing of love”
Direct Address – Increase intimacy, and gives a personal tone.-“Take it” “I give you”
Metaphor – (wedding ring) – possessive “shrink”, shows the importance he believes the onion to be (platinum expensive).“Its platinum loops shrink like a wedding ring”
Connotations – Show the underlying possessiveness of the speaker. Sexual conations – importance of sexuality.-“Cling to your fingers, cling to your knife”
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Section 9

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Simile – Life is a careful balancing act, the more days you add the more fragile it becomes.-“Stacked high like an impossible tower of dishes”
Metaphor – Tall Ladder – You use the ladder as a more of getting one more day.-“Perched on the top of a tall ladder”
Connotations – Army and War diction – Shows the strength and permanence of each day.- “Masonry” “Turrets”
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Section 10

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Title – Positive symbol for the affirmance of life as well as notorious for its photographic qualities. – Contrast the mess his life is currently in.- “The house has a northerly aspect, it was full of life”
Question – What is it? – Directly questions what’s holding together the chaos.-“What is it?”
Repetition- Question – Heighten. “He *verbs*” – show the mundaneness of his current life and heightens the tone.-“He sits” “He looks”
Diction - Oppressed, mundane, pessimistic – Shows perspective on life. -“Clutter of books” “When the washing dries he’ll gather it up, and bring it in”
Contrast – In past life and current life (Diction – pessimistic to optimistic) -“But doing the best job they could”
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