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Flashcards in The Manhunt Deck (10):
1

Who’s perspective is it written by?

His wife

2

What is it about?

A soldier who a returned home from war with serious injuries, and how he has coped with the physical and mental effects.

3

What are the themes?

War
Detachment
Life
Conflict
Separation
Loss
Fragility
Love
Identity

4

What does the repetition of ‘only then’ show.

That it has took time for him to allow her to discover him again. Also that it has been a slow step by step process.

5

What does the quote ‘the frozen river which ran through his face’ show?

Metaphor- shows the scar the bullet has left and the path it had made. The scar shows the physical side of his injury.

6

What does ‘the damaged porcelain collar bone’ show.

A elaborate metaphor used to describe his injuries. Shows how fragile and delicate he is.

7

What does ‘the parachute silk of his punctured lung’ show?

Shows how delicate and fragile his lung is. The ‘parachute’ also links with the military and war.

8

What does the quote ‘feel the hurt of his grazed heart’ show?

Wounded- painful. BOTH mental and physical injuries. It could also show the strain on the relationship and how it was hard to keep loving/ supporting him when he wasn’t acting himself.

9

What does ‘then, and only then, did I come close’ show?

Shows the enduring strength of their relationships even in the most traumatic circumstances.
Ends abruptly- reconnecting.

10

Who wrote the poem?

Simon Armitage