'Give' by Simon Armitage

Diane Duncan
Mind Map by Diane Duncan, updated more than 1 year ago
Diane Duncan
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Mind Map on 'Give' by Simon Armitage, created by Diane Duncan on 02/04/2016.

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'Give' by Simon Armitage
1 STRUCTURE
1.1 CAESURA
1.1.1 "You give me tea. That's big of you"
1.1.1.1 Makes a dramatic pause. Gives listener time to feel good and then feel guilty when speaker says 'that's big of you'
1.2 CONTRASTS
1.2.1 'You give me tea...I'm on my knees
1.2.1.1 Emphasises how different speaker's life is
1.3 RHYME
1.3.1 rhyming couplet at start gives light-hearted feel but no set rhyme scheme - shows his life is unpredicatable? Or that he doesn't quite fit in?
1.4 Dramatic monologue
2 LANGUAGE
2.1 Direct address - personal
2.2 Ironic tone
2.2.1 "dear"
2.2.2 "That's big of you"
2.3 Biblical imagery
2.3.1 "Frankincense" / "myrrh"
2.3.1.1 Jesus was born with nothing, just like the speaker has nothing
2.4 Lexical field of 'riches'
2.5 Command verb in title
2.6 Pun
2.6.1 "just change"
2.6.1.1 double meaning of asking you to change your attitude and to give coins
3 THEMES
3.1 identity - loss of identity
3.2 being treated differently
3.3 fear of being judged
4 IDEAS
4.1 could be a love poem?
4.2 moral message?
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