Punishment

Mollie Rich
Mind Map by Mollie Rich, updated more than 1 year ago
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A level English (Heaney) Mind Map on Punishment, created by Mollie Rich on 04/09/2018.

Resource summary

Punishment
1 Tone
1.1 Remorseful
1.2 Accusational
2 Themes
2.1 Nature
2.2 History
2.3 Lust
3 Overview
3.1 criticism of stone-age community's brutal intolerance
3.2 body found in North Germany
4 Phonetics
4.1 Sibilance - stones of silence
4.1.1 Biblical reference
4.1.2 Harsh nature
5 Rhyme
5.1 Lack of rhyme
5.1.1 Poem's uncertainty and Heaney's guilt
6 Imagery
6.1 Boat/Sea Imagery
6.1.1 Lost and neglected
6.1.1.1 Frail rigging
6.1.1.2 drowned
6.1.1.3 Floating
6.2 Adultery
6.2.1 her noose a ring
6.2.1.1 Harsh and reflecting her crime
6.2.1.1.1 - to store the memories of love
6.2.1.1.1.1 Romanticised
6.3 Vulnerability/ Sexual Victim
6.3.1 Gives poem a dark/morbid feel
6.3.2 Blows her nipples to amber beads
6.3.2.1 Precious and open
6.3.3 Fully open and on display
6.3.3.1 Her shaved head
7 Language
7.1 Descriptive language of appearance
7.1.1 Oak bone
7.1.1.1 Evokes pathos - been left for a long time
7.1.2 Vivid image
7.2 Compound adjectives
7.2.1 Flaxen-haired, undernourished, tar-black
7.2.1.1 Un-romantic but finds an upbeat nature and romanticises her appearance - endstopping with beautiful
7.3 Self-revealing, guilt
7.3.1 Possessive pronouns
7.3.1.1 My poor scapegoat
7.3.2 I am the artful voyeur I who
8 Structure
8.1 Stanza 6 - Love letter
8.1.1 Little adulteress - adressing her Capitalisation
8.1.1.1 End stop before
8.1.2 Direct address - you
8.1.3 Personal pronoun - my
8.2 Opening stanza - speaker imagining himself at the execution/ sympathising with the girl
8.3 Final 2 stanzas expose the contemporary events in Northern Ireland
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