Jake Crossland
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AS Level english (poetry) Mind Map on Toads, created by Jake Crossland on 04/02/2014.

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Jake Crossland
Created by Jake Crossland over 5 years ago
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1 context
1.1 poet - Philip Larkin
1.1.1 born 1922
1.1.2 Oxford graduate
1.1.3 was a jazz critic and a librarian
1.1.4 the no-nonsense, solitary Englishman who disliked fame
1.1.5 said that deprivation for him was what daffodils were for Wordsworth
1.2 time written - 1954
1.2.1 LOTR published
1.2.2 first soap opera in UK
2 literary techniques
2.1 half-rhyme
2.1.1 uncertainty
2.1.2 some structure
2.1.3 ABAB scheme
2.2 'toad'
2.2.1 unwanted presence
2.2.2 in Paradise Lost, Satan disguised as a toad
2.2.3 hallucinogenic
2.2.4 metaphor for work
2.3 alliteration - 'lecturers, lispers,...'
2.3.1 droning effect
2.3.2 list goes on forever?
2.3.3 continues into first line of stanza 4
2.4 'the stuff / that dreams are made on'
2.4.1 direct quote from Shakespeare's The Tempest
2.4.1.1 from Prospero's resignation speech - Larkin is resigning himself to reality
2.5 similes - 'cold as snow' and 'as heavy as hard luck'
3 theme of work

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