Text 6: Glory Glory Be To Chocolate

Luke Davies
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A-Levels English Literature and Language (AS) Mind Map on Text 6: Glory Glory Be To Chocolate, created by Luke Davies on 05/16/2013.

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Text 6: Glory Glory Be To Chocolate
1 Text is written in 1997, therefore has a modern audience that enjoy literature and poetry
2 The purpose is to entertain the reader about the wonders of chocolate, and whether the poets veiws are correct
3 This text has a modern, contempary audience
4 Field: Food, and the emotions and feeling attached
5 This text can be compared to text 16: Mexican Scrambled eggs, as it is written for modern audeinces, and is also very entertaining as it uses colloquial lexis mixed with text specific lexis
6 Text specific lexis: 'Endomorphins' shows that the writer knows what he's referring to in the text
7 'Cinnamon Flavoured little imps': This quote wants you to question throughout the text whether chocolate is good or bad
8 In the first stanza there is no use of punctuation and a high use of enjabment to show the irresistability of chocolate, but the end of stanza three uses a full stop which makes the reader question again
8.1 The last question mkes the reader question again whether chocolate is really 'God' like
9 The text can be compared to text 11: Vegetarian society, as they both use colloquial language which allows the reader to make their own decisions
9.1 Text 6 uses short sentences so the reader can understand the poets views on chocolate and decide whether they like it, and text 11 uses small colloquial sentences for a text specific lexis so the reader can decide whether being a vegetarian is right for them
10 The text uses short sentences which relates to the purpose 'to entertain' which make the poem more enjoyable to read
11 Figurative language: ‘Cinnamon flavoured little imps’ gives the chocolate a sinful persona, which is highly effective as it makes the reader crave it as people tend to want things they can’t have, which makes you question whether the chocolate is good or bad for you again
11.1 Cinnamon makes it sound appealing, but the use of antithesis makes the reader question whether it is good or bad
12 Sound Patterning: ‘The divine barbaric pod that makes every mouth a god?’ This quote is broken up by the question mark and stanza break, draws attention the juxtaposition ‘divine barbaric’, which again makes you question about chocolate
13 ‘Candies, Cookies, Cinnamon’ The sibilance makes it sound sweet and innocent, yet it has a devilish, tempting sound
14 Word Choice: ‘Sweet releaser of endomorphins’ the poet uses very colloquial lexis to express his opinion on chocolate, thus making it more entertaining to read, however by using this biological term ‘endomorphins’ it makes the reader think that his opinion is the correct one
14.1 Can be compared to text 15 as it also uses text specific lexis to declare the hygiene rules and regulations
15 Grammar: ‘That makes every mouth a god?’ The use of rhetorical question in the last stanza of this poem is highly affective, the use of grammar sums up the poem and gives the reader a clear choice whether they are going to agree with opinions of chocolate or disagree
15.1 ‘Mouth of god?’ in this sentence is a very strong sentence to end on by referring to a God like parallel causes a large debate in the readers mind
15.1.1 Can be compared to text 28 due to grammar in the text e.g. ‘The evening arrived; the boys took their places’. The use of the semi colon breaks up the tempo of the text and makes the reader understand that it isn’t a good position to be in, it relates to text 6 as it allows the reader to question what life was like in the workhouse, and whether they like the chocolate
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