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1

What are the key structure points in 'A Poison Tree'?

Rhyming couplets

First person narration

2

What are the key structure points in 'The Destruction of Sennacherib'?

Events in chronological order
Third person narrator
Distinct rhythm (AABB rhyme scheme)

3

What are the key structure points in 'The Prelude'?

Blank verse (continuous/enjambment)

Lots of punctuation to aid meaning

Conversational like he is recalling events 'and'

4

What are the key structure points in 'The Man He Killed'?

Fractured sentences and punctuation to justify killing

Begins and ends with image of men in a bar

Juxtaposing stanzas- regular rhyme scheme with some internal rhyme highlights repetitive nature of war

5

What are the key structure points in 'Cousin Kate'?

Alliteration and assonance

Regular rhyme scheme

Ballad

6

What are the key structure points in 'Half-Caste'?

Non standard punctuation = conflict between rules of both his
cultures

Fractured sentences to shoe conflict

Repetition of 'explain yuself' demanding answers

Speaks directly to reader

7

What are the key structure points in 'Exposure'?

Circular structure to show repetitive and inescapable nature of conflict

Rhetorical question/ ellipsis to show futility/ pointlessness of suffering

Regular and contrasting stanzas

8

What are the key structure points in 'The Charge of the Light Brigade'?

Alliteration highlights brutal violence in war

Repetition (regular rhythm like beat of drum)

Two stressed syllables presenting idea of unity/ military formation

9

What are the key structure points in 'Catrin'?

Alliteration and assonance mimics sounds of birth and intensifies conflict

One past stanza and present

Enjambment and fractured lines show tension

10

What are the key structure points in 'War Photographer'?

Irregular structure echoes feeling of detachment/ bewilderment

Enjambment / fracture lines like images and memories

First half= life outside of war second half= effects of war

11

What are the key structure points in 'Belfast Confetti'?

Alliterative sounds such as 'K and F' highlight the cracking of social order

1st stanza= past tense and sights of conflict
2nd stanza= present tense, sense of questions

12

What are the key structure points in 'The Class Game'?

Repetition

One continuous stanza

AABB rhyming couplets gives lively humorous tone with serious messages

13

What are the key structure points in 'Poppies'?

No rhyme shoes inability to control emotions/thoughts

Enjambment = trying to stay calm while her world collapses

Time connectives= split time frame/ time narrative

14

What are the key structure points in 'No Problem'?

Lack of punctuation

Irregular structure reflects natural rhythm of speech

15

What are the key structure points in 'What Were They Like'?

Questions in first half, answers in second half

Disjointed structure- enjambment highlights fragmented state of country/ culture

Free verse