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Flashcards in Basking Shark Deck (7)
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1

"On a rock where none should be"

Metaphor
Comparing shark to a rock
Bulky and without feelings
Stereotyping and jumping to conclusions

2

"With as a slounge"

Onomatopoeia
Noise of waves
Clumsy movement linking back to "bulky"

3

"Once(too often)"

Parenthesis
Although frightened speaker tries to add humour and says that the one experience was more than enough

4

"Sea tin racked with rain"

Alliteration and visual and aural imagery
We can hear/see he rain on the sea
Experience

5

"Roomsized monster with a matchbox brain"

Metaphor
Clever use of vowels
Long and elongated vowels in "roomsozed monster" contrast well with short clipped vowels of matchbox brain

6

"He shoggled me"

Onomatopoeic
Is self depreciating to speaker
Shark has control

7

"So who's the monster"

Rhetorical question
Poet is filled with new doubt over who the superior being is