The Yellow Palm

Flashcards by JosephBailey, updated more than 1 year ago
Created by JosephBailey about 8 years ago


English Flashcards on The Yellow Palm, created by JosephBailey on 05/21/2013.

Resource summary

Question Answer
The Yellow Palm 1998 Baghdad
Focus Trees vital for shade and cooling the air as well as food. Affected by traffic and warfare. Religion.
Form 6 regular stanzas - stage of his journey through the city
Voice A visitor shocked by damage to place/people. Affects all his senses
Structure Funeral - poison gas Mosque - religion against religion Ex-soldiers begging Tigris River - barbarian sun, nature against nature Weapons paid for/beggars Dying palms feeding child
Sound Effects 's' at the end of lines create a kind of rhyme effect to link key ideas with each other
Images Violence - war language/religion/nature- creates contrast - nature/love against violence/death
Repetition 'As I made my way...' gives list effect = many effects of the war. Also long journey through a lot of devastation. 'slow and silver' = so big
Punctuation -,;- create pauses for reader to ponder 'and' 'but' - more of the same + contrasts side by side. Links and seperates ideas E.g. river/sun
Other Features Gives sights, sounds and smells to recreate journey in detail. Personification of sun - nature is against them also
Show full summary Hide full summary


New English Literature GCSE
Sarah Egan
Using GoConqr to teach English literature
Sarah Egan
Using GoConqr to study English literature
Sarah Egan
English Language Techniques
A Level: English language and literature techniques = Structure
Jessica 'JessieB
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
K d
A Level: English language and literature technique = Dramatic terms
Jessica 'JessieB
To Kill A Mockingbird GCSE English
Bayonet Charge flashcards
English Speech Analysis Terminology
Fionnghuala Malone
English Literary Terminology
Fionnghuala Malone