Anthology Poetry-Love and Relationships

Alexis Togami
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Alexis Togami
Created by Alexis Togami over 1 year ago


For the revision of poems within the love and relationships section of the AQA poetry anthology not included in the super six.

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Themes of sonnet 29:I think of thee! Romantic love Destructive love
Structural features of sonnet 29:I think of thee! Uneven rhyme scheme Written in sonnet form
Themes of sonnet 29:I think of thee! Distance Longing Nature Fulfillment
Language features of sonnet 29:I think of thee! Repetition of "thee"=ambiguous, lack of name could mean distance or perfection unable to be described in words Innuendos throughout hint at narrators lust towards lover Verb "struggling"-vines inferior to tree as words are inferior to reality of lover
Singh Song! Can be compared with: Mother any distance Before you were mine
Themes of Singh Song! Romantic love Family Rebellion
Structural features of Singh Song! Irregular rhyme scheme and stanza length make occasional rhymes feel light hearted Phonetic spellings throughout make poem feel song-like
Language features of Singh Song! Childish language suggests control of father over narrator "brightey moon"-illiterate English portrays different cultures merging
Before you were mine can be compared with: Mother any distance
Themes of Before you were mine: Family love Parent-child relationships Looking back
Structural features of Before you were mine: Even stanzas=strong bond between the pair Cyclical structure as story of the past comes full circle,no more to be discovered
Mood of Before you were mine: Positive Loving Reminiscent
Language features of Before you were mine: "Marilyn.",comparison to Marilyn Monroe=dangerous and exciting youth, idolises mothers past "stamping stars"-alliteration of soft syllables shows kindness of mother but juxtaposes aggressive action of "stamping",highlights energy and spirit of the past
Neutral tones can be compared with: When we two parted Winter Swans
Themes of Neutral tones: Death (consistent) Destructive/dying love
Structural features of Neutral tones: Even stanzas create a sombre, unchanging atmosphere, suggest this is nothing new Depression conveyed through semantic field of a white/grey colour palette, all has become dull and is starting to die
Language features of Neutral tones: Superlative "deadest" portrays narrator's broken heart due to death of the relationship
Walking away can be compared with: Mother any distance
Themes of Walking away: Family love Parent-child relationships
Structural features of Walking away: ABACA rhyme scheme reflects steadiness of father's parental love Rhythm=natural speech, personal feelings Even stanzas=ongoing pain of narrator, doesn't get easier for him
Language features of Walking away: "New-ruled", new boundaries for father and son, independence Last line highlights that parent understands this is for the best "Like a satellite"-similie, father feelsforced away from child, unnatural change, wants life of child centred around him
Porphyria's lover can be compared with: When we two parted Winter Swans
Themes of Porphyria's lover: Destructive love Violence Obsession
Structural features of Porphyria's lover: Dramatic monologue-tense and disturbing First person viewpoint, direct insight into obsessive mind of the narrator
Language features of Porphyria's lover: Detailed description=shocking to the reader, causes questions in unexpected twist "God has not said a word"-religious imagery, no punishment from God, believed not to be a sin
Eden rock can be compared with: When we two parted Mother any distance
Themes of Eden rock: Family relationships Memory Love
Structural features of Eden rock: Half rhymes create a subtle, natural rhythm Final line=sudden separation
Language features of Eden rock: "slowly","leisurely", creates a tranquil atmosphere as narrator tries to make peace with this death Childhood memories create a vivid scene,detail reflects importance of parents and childhood to narrator
Themes of Love's Philosophy: Longing Desire Nature Romantic love
Moods of Love's philosophy: Longing Frustration (narrator longs for love and is frustrated that his love isn't returned in seeing the bonds within nature)
Structural features of Love's philosophy: Regular ABAB rhyme scheme symbolises narrators continous love for this person Each stanza ends with a rhetorical question, stands out to increase impact of the question, questions highlight conflict within narrators thoughts
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