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Flashcards in Visiting Hour Deck (7)
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1

"Nostrils as they go bobbing along"

Synecdoche
As not just nostrils moving as image would suggest
Shows overpowering smell and blocked out all his other senses

2

"White cave of forgetfulness"

Metaphor
Suggests white sheets/curtains are cave like( impenetrable)
Conveys isolation of woman and the poets exclusion from her

3

"Glass fang"

Metaphor
Suggesting the intravenous drip is vampire like
Shocking imagery conveys poets despair at being unable to help the woman

4

"Round swimming waves of a bell"

Synaesthesia
As visual image is describing a sound (bell signaling there end of visiting hour)
"Swimming" could suggest poets dizziness(confusion) or tears
This is from woman's point of view so further portrays her isolation

5

"Books that will not be read"

Enjambemt and oxymoron
Causes last line to seem like a bitter abendumwhich summarises poets feelings of despair at the hopelessness of the situation

6

"Fruitless fruits"

Oxymoron
Captures poets despair at the pointlessness of woman's death being prolonged and his inability to help
Brining fruit has been fruitless, i.e. Pointless

7

"Corpse"

Word choice
Holds little relation to life
Suggest finality due to harshness of sound with a guttural "c" and plosive "p"
Shoes poets distress