TRIO by Edwin Morgan -Analysis-

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Higher english (encounter poems) Mind Map on TRIO by Edwin Morgan -Analysis-, created by dargo97 on 04/29/2014.

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TRIO by Edwin Morgan -Analysis-
1 Present tense

Annotations:

  • "The young man carries a new guitar"
1.1 Gives poem immediacy
1.2 Makes it seem real
1.3 as if its happening in front of us
2 Ambiguity of "Ringing"

Annotations:

  • "Laughter ringing around them like a guard"
2.1 could be the sound of their laughter and the cloud of their breath around them
2.2 OR their invisible cloud of happiness around them protecting them
3 Realistic details

Annotations:

  • "Coming up Buchanan street"
3.1 a familiar setting
3.2 Makes the reader connect
3.3 Feels even more real since we know its a real place
4 Parenthesis

Annotations:

  • "Under the Christmas lights-...-and the three have past"
4.1 inside the dashes tells us about the trio (mood, what their carrying, their speach)
4.2 Shows the detail of what the author saw in the space of a few seconds like freezing time.
4.3 it is around the trio as if its protecting them
5 Symbol

Annotations:

  • "Under the christmas lights"
5.1 Suggests they are watched over and protected
5.2 allusion to the 3 wise men bringing gifts
5.3 Author of them being gifts under the tree
6 Parenthesis made of brackets

Annotations:

  • "(And yet not vanished,for in their arms they bind the life of men and beasts and music, laughter ringing round them like a guard)"
6.1 Shows us that they are not vanished as the author remembers them and treasures what he saw
6.2 The parenthesis is still protecting them and their memory
6.2.1 Their joy and laughter is protecting them all from unhappiness
7 Repitition of
7.1 'Girls' and 'Young'

Annotations:

  • "A young man and two girls"
7.1.1 Suggests youth, happiness, hope and vitality
7.2 'Carries'

Annotations:

  • "The young man carries"
7.2.1 Suggests protection and safety
8 Line layout

Annotations:

  • "It abdicates            Under the christmas lights"
8.1 Line literally abdicates and steps down
8.2 as if fate is stepping away from this happy sight so not to spoil it
9 Negative sounding first line

Annotations:

  • "Coming up Buchanan street quickly on a sharp winter evening"
9.1 The author is not feeling in a festive mood -cold/trying to get somewhere fast
9.2 Shows how precious this sight was to the author - it warmed him up and filled him with christmas cheer
9.3 Suggests that happiness can be found in unlikely places
10 Connotations
10.1 "Under"
10.1.1 Protected
10.1.1.1 safe
10.1.1.1.1 Shelered
10.2 "White"
10.2.1 angellic
10.2.1.1 pure
10.2.2 innocent
10.3 "Cloud"
10.3.1 Heavenly
10.3.1.1 light
10.3.1.1.1 peaceful
10.3.1.1.1.1 floats easily -no worries
10.4 "Favours"
10.4.1 small
10.4.1.1 special
10.4.1.1.1 gifts
10.4.1.1.1.1 suprise
10.5 "Trio"
10.5.1 musical trio
10.5.1.1 Harmony
10.6 "Bright"
10.6.1 happy
10.6.1.1 alert
10.6.1.1.1 interested
10.6.1.1.1.1 positive
10.7 "Fresh"
10.7.1 new
10.7.1.1 unspoilt
10.7.1.1.1 warm
10.8 "Sweet"
10.8.1 pleasant
10.8.1.1 cute
10.8.1.1.1 pudding
10.9 "Swells"
10.9.1 with pride
10.9.1.1 struggling to contain happiness
10.10 "Milky"
10.10.1 white
10.10.1.1 young babies
10.10.1.1.1 pure
10.11 "Silver"
10.11.1 precious
10.11.1.1 valuable
10.12 "Mistletoe"
10.12.1 christmas
10.12.1.1 love
10.12.1.1.1 kiss
10.13 "Abdicates"
10.13.1 leaves
10.13.1.1 step down (from high place of importance)
11 Allusion

Annotations:

  • Allusion= refers to something without mentioning it directly
11.1 ...to hymm words

Annotations:

  • "The vale of tears is powerless before you" vale of tears= christian phrase meaning life is a series of sorrows
11.1.1 Lifes darkest moments cannot effect the trio because of their love and happiness
11.1.2 They are protected by thier love and happiness
11.2 ...to he nativity story

Annotations:

  • "Trio" "Under the chridtmas lights"
11.2.1 three wise men with their gifts for baby jesus
11.2.2 under the star
11.3 ...to the myth of Orpheus

Annotations:

  • "Orphean sprig!"
11.3.1 something so delightful it can charm anyone out of any dark situation
11.3.2 Orpheus= ancient greek musician who could charm all living things with his music, even stones
12 Ambiguity of march

Annotations:

  • "This march of three"
12.1 could be them physically marching
12.2 OR could be metophorically marching into battle with their happiness protecting them
13 Glasgow Dialect

Annotations:

  • "wait till he sees this, but!"
13.1 Gives location - seems more realistic
14 ideas of
14.1 ...fragility

Annotations:

  • "the chuahuahua has a tiny royal stewart tarton coat, like a teapot holder"
14.1.1 teapot made of china is easily broken & fragile
14.1.1.1 Shows the dog is well cared for & protected
14.2 ...protection and saftey

Annotations:

  • "laugher ringing round them like a guard"
14.2.1 the laughter surrounds them warding off troubles
14.2.1.1 their happiness is enough to protect them from lifes troubles
15 Humour

Annotations:

  • "Melting baby!"
15.1 Bizzare phrase makes us smile
15.2 adds to joy of poem
16 V.long descriptive lines
16.1 Morgan doesnt want to interrupt the love and happiness of the trio
16.1.1 so he doesnt break the line
17 Exclamationn marks

Annotations:

  • "Orphean Sprig! Melting baby! warm chuahuahua!"
17.1 The author is shouting with joy at the glorious sight
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