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Flashcards in English P1- The Explosion Deck (22):
1

Elegy

Funeral poem

2

Theme

Life and death
Morality
Whether there is life after death

3

Ideas

Whether life should be happier for most people
Life on earth should be better for all

4

Title

Tells us what has or will happen

5

"Shadows"

Connotation is menacing
Suggesting something bad will happen in the pithead

6

"pithead"

Entrance to a coal mine

7

"oath-edged"

Swearing

8

Stanza 1 and 2

Meet the miners on their way to work

9

Stanza 3

Nature is perfect and beautiful

10

"lark's eggs"

Symbols of life and death, especially life, in the poem

11

Lark

Songbird

12

"Fathers brothers nicknames laughter"

Tight-knit community
No commas gives us a sense of close they are

13

"Through the tall gates standing open."

Represent the gates of decent into hell
Air of menace
Gates to the end of their lives
Hell is referred to a 'the pit'

14

"tremor"

Something bad has happened

15

"cows/Stopped chewing for a second"

Startled
Impact on nature
As terrible as death is, it is merely a moment in life

16

"sun/Scarfed as in a heat-hazed dimmed"

Dust blown out of the mine covers the sun

17

Stanza 4

Subtle and quick
Doesn't give us details
Alludes to the explosion

18

"comfort"

Biblical image

19

"We shall see them face to face"

One day we will be reunited in the afterlife

20

"Larger than life"

Powerful and healthy

21

"Gold as on coin"

Suggests how much better heaven is for them

22

"One showing the eggs unbroken."

Shows them whole again
Poignant (bitter-sweet)

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