Ozymandias - three quotes
‘Wrinkled lip and sneer of cold command’ - alliteration [cruel]
‘Look on my works he mighty and despair’ - imperative [commanding]
‘Boundless and bare’ - alliteration [contrast as he has no more power]
Ozymandias - structure
London - four quotes
‘Mind-forged manacles’ - alliteration [prison in mind]
‘Every black’ning church appalls’ - stained with soot, Church is to blame
‘Hapless soldiers sigh runs in blood down palace walls’ - metaphor [sacrifice]
‘Blights with blagues the marriage hearse’ - marriages destroyed by prostitution
London - structure
My Last Duchess - four quotes
‘Dies along her throat’ - direct speech [foreshadows death]
‘Each would draw from her alike the approving speech’ - jealous
‘My gift of a nine-hundred-year-old name’ - materialistic
‘I gave commands then all smiles stopped together’ - he kills her, dominance
My Last Duchess - structure
Enjambment and caesurae - carried away by anger
The Charge Of The Light Brigade - five quotes
‘Into the valley of death’ - metaphor, biblical imagery [solemn]
‘Cannon to right of them/cannon to left of them/cannon in front of them’ - monosyllabic [explosive, gun shots]
‘Not the six hundred’ - breaks rhythm
‘When can their glory fade?’ - rhetorical question [strength]
‘Honour’ - repetition, imperative [patriotic, appreciate their memory]
Storm On The Island - five quotes
‘Like a tame cat/turned savage’ - enjambment [agressive]
‘Exploding comfortably’ - oxymoron [familiar so comfortable]
‘No stacks or stooks’ - sibilance [solidarity]
‘It is a huge nothing we fear’ - unknown
‘Strafes…space is a salvo’ - sibilance [firing of artillery]
Exposure - six quotes
‘But nothing happens’ - repetition [never-ending]
‘Merciless iced east winds that knife us’ - personification [discomfort of wind attacking]
‘Sudden successive flights of bullets’ - sibilance [hissing of bullets]
‘Shivering ranks of grey’ - sensory description [bleak and hopeless]
‘Brambles’ - metaphor [nature is hostile to man]
‘Poignant misery of dawn’ - juxtaposition [bitterness]
Bayonet Charge - four quotes
‘Green hedge/that dazzled with rifle fire’ - peaceful disturbed by war
‘Cold clockwork’ - alliteration [control, just another cog in war machine]
‘Threw up a yellow hare that rolled like a flame’ - simile [yellow=fear, vulnerability]
‘Terror’s touchy dynamite’ - alliteration [mentally exploding from fear]
Remains - four quotes
‘Probably armed, possibly not’ - repetition [reassurance and guilt]
‘As it rips through his life’ - metaphor [guilt]
‘Tosses his guts back into his body’ - normalised
‘His bloody life in my bloody hands’ - couplet [remorse]
Poppies - four quotes
‘Sellotape bandaged around my hand’ - war imagery [homely image - parents put plasters on when you are hurt]
‘Run my fingers through the gelled black thorns of your hair’ - metaphor, biblical imagery [Jesus, sacrifices]
‘The world overflowing like a treasure chest’ - simile [excited]
‘Releasing a songbird from its cage’ - metaphor [discovering by himself]
Poppies - structure
Casurae- slows down, taking time to process, reliving memories
War Photographer - four quotes
‘Belfast. Beirut. Phnom Penh.’ - plosives [gunfire]
‘All flesh is gras‘ - human life is temporary when you die you decompose
‘Editor will pick out five or six’ - unimportance of people, control
‘Between the bath and the pre-lunch beers’ - trivialises reader’s lives, contrast of those not affected
Checking Out Me History - five quotes
‘Bandage…blind’ - metaphor, plosives [caged from his identity, injured]
‘Beacon’ ‘Fire woman’ ‘Healing star’ ‘Yellow sunrise’ - metaphors [guides to world]
Checking Out Me History - structure
Non-standard phonetic spelling
Non-Italic - mocking, complaining
Stanzas - childish images, mocking Britain culture
Kamikaze - four quotes
‘Full of powerful incantations’ - under a spell, propaganda
‘Green-blue translucent sea’ - beautiful image of nature, reason why he returned
‘Cloud-marked mackerel…black crabs, feathery prawns…the loose silver of whitebait’ - description, list [beauty and significance to pilot]
‘He must have wondered which had been the better way to die.’ - end stopped line [destructiveness of patriotism]
Which poems have Power of Humans?
Ozymandias London My Last Duchess Storm on the Island Checking Out Me History
Which poems have Power of Nature?
Storm On The Island
Which poems have Negative Emotions - Pride?
My Last Duchess
Which poems have Loss and Absence?
Which poems have Negative Emotions - Anger?
Checking Out Me History
Which poems have Individual Experience?
London Bayonet Charge Remains Poppies War Photographer Kamikaze
Which poems have memory?
My Last Duchess Remains Poppies War Photographer Kamikaze
Which poems have Identity?
My Last Duchess The Charge Of The Light Brigade Poppies Checking Out Me History Kamikaze
Which poems have Effects Of Conflict?
The Charge Of The Light Brigade Exposure Bayonet Charge Remains Poppies War Photographer Kamikaze
Which poems have Reality Of Conflict?
The Charge Of The Light Brigade Exposure Bayonet Charge Remains War Photographer
Which poems have Negative Emotions - Fear?
Storm On The Island
Which poems have Negative Emotions - Guilt?