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Who wrote poppies

Jane Weir

2

What is poppies about

-comparing the tranquility of nature with the carnage of war
-poppies is a symbol of sacrifice
-time going backwards and forwards from a child to leaving as a soldier

3

How is colour and texture shown give quotes and what is the effect

-Powerful language eg a alliteration
- “Bias binding”
- shows the closeness of a mother and son

4

How does Weir show the violence of his death give quotes

- through powerful verbs
-“spasms”
-“disrupting”
-“Blockade”

5

How does the language become metaphorical and symbolic give quotes eg the door

-the door is the door to the world
“The front door threw it open” “the world overflowing like a treasure chest”

6

How is the metaphor of a song bird and the dove used give quotes

-setting the bird free like her son
“Released a song bird from its cage”
- a dove is a symbol of peace
“A single dove”

7

Name three structure technique

- four clear stanzas
- cesura
-time sequence changing

8

What do the four stanzas show

Shows how clearly she remembers her son showing that grief brings memories

9

What is the effect of the cesura

Shows the inner emotion of the narrator as they are trying to stay strong but they are breaking down with sadness

10

What is the effect of the time sequence changing

Shows change in emotion and the mixture of emotions of grief brings

11

Give two quotes for time sequence

“Three days”
“After you’d gone”

12

What themes and ideas are presented

- the nature of grief
- the mother is directly talking to her son

13

Context and quote

- Weir was a textile designer
“Lapel”

14

What is the quote “B___ b______”

“Bias binding”

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What is the quote “Sp___s”

“Spasms”

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What is the quote “Dis______”

“Disrupting”

17

What is he quote “Bl_____”

“Blockade”

18

What is the quote “The _____ door, ______ it _____, the world ________ like a _____ _____”

“The front door, threw it open, the world overflowing like a treasure chest”

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What is the quote “Released a _____ bird from its _____”

“Released a song bird from its cage”

20

What is the quote “A ______ ____”

“A single dove”

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