Text 1- The Butcher's Shop

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Text 1- The Butcher's Shop
1 Contexts of production
1.1 The writer is expressing her views about eating meat and horrors of her childhood
1.2 Political comment suggesting to put people off eating meat, while not overtly promoting vergetarianism
1.3 Set around the 'cuteness' of butcher's shops int he 1950s and 60s
2 Audience is taken from a childs story book, but it seems innapropriate for that age group due to the graphic imagery.
3 Form and Structure
3.1 One stanza written in free verse
3.2 Use the second person prnoun of 'your'
4 Word Choice
4.1 Lanugage from a lexical field of politics- suggests a sense of corruption from an early age
4.2 Graphical language has been used to shock the audience such as 'soggy paper parcel bleeds'
4.3 Realistic but shocking descriptions of the butchers shops
4.4 Enjambment used to give extra details, shows her commenting on society, she has a strong opinoin
4.5 Meat Lexical Field
5 Imagery and Symbolism
5.1 Stiff as Sunday Manners reflects the 'old 'fashioned' time period
5.2 'The butcher smiles a meaty smile' the fact that he is meaty suggests he is turning into an animal himself
5.3 'Tacky sawdust clogs your shoes', turns the humans in the shop into animals, as they are now in the sawdust
5.4 Juxtaposing image, as they are separated by plastic hedges- no longer in fields surrounded by hedges. Very graphic and powerful

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