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Flashcards in Poppies Deck (17):
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Examples of the semantic theme of TEXTILES

-‘pinned’
-‘lapel’
-‘upturned collar’
-‘flattened, rolled, turned into felt’
-‘tucks, darts, pleats’
-‘an ornamental stitch’

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“The world overflowing like a treasure chest”

-simile... excitement

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“Before YOU left”

-specific unnamed victim

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“Spasms of paper red, disrupting a blockade”

-Military imagery
-Military Term (blockade)
-‘Spasms’... connotations of pain

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“Sellotape bandaged around my hand,”

-Suffering (juxtaposition)

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“I wanted to graze my nose...”

-‘Graze’... injury
-Enjambment (line carries through)

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“Released a song bird from its cage”

-Symbolises the mother letting the child go

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“Your playground voice catching on the wind”

-Old memories

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Jane Weir is a…

Textiles designer

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Form?

-Dramatic Monologue
(Addressed to someone)

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Structure?

Irregular stanza length symbolises chaotic impact of war

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Collection?

Exit Wounds

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“Poppies”

-Immediate connotations of war & remembrance

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MAIN THEMES

-Grief
-Emotional Conflict
-Impact of war on people that aren’t solely involved
(Set in St. Giles Churchyard, Derbyshire... not a war zone)

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Inspiration?

Emily Dickinson... famous American poet who wrote about emotion

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“Yellow bias binding around your blazer”

-Plosives (conveys harsh sounds symbolising war)
-Alliteration

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Written by...

Jane Weir