HORSE WHISPERER

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GCSE English Lit (Anthology / poetry) Mind Map on HORSE WHISPERER, created by princessscout on 05/20/2013.
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HORSE WHISPERER
1 form and structure
1.1 irregular stanzas of free verse
1.2 first person narrative and the narrator isn't specified as male of female
1.2.1 suggests that they speak on behalf of all horse whisperers
1.3 first 2 stanzas highlight how much the horse whisperer helps the animals
1.4 the fact that they miss the horses makes their alienation from them later on seem more shocking and sad
2 Feelings and attitudes
2.1 REVENGE
2.1.1 narrator takes revenge on those who drove them out
2.2 LOVE
2.2.1 they care for the horses and want to protect them
2.2.2 they feel sad and wistful that their close relationship has been lost
2.3 PRIDE
2.3.1 horse whisperer is seen as a skilled trade
3 language
3.1 language of witchcraft
3.1.1 images of spells are used to describe techniques used to tame horses
3.1.2 used the same method to get revenge after rejection
3.2 metaphors and similies
3.2.1 implies that the horse whisperer is becoming horse-like and the horse has become humanised
3.2.2 shows how closely they can connect with the horses
3.3 emotional language
3.3.1 references to the narrators feelings shows how much the horses mean to them
4 Story
4.1 horse whisperers were not needed and villagers drove them out of farms
4.2 A horse whisperer controls the behaviour of horses by using natural techniques and builds up a relationship with them over time
4.3 Farming started to become more industrialised
4.4 the trade became associated with evil witchcraft
4.5 the horse whisperer took revenge and left the area but misses the horses
5 my ideas
5.1 I think that the horse whisperer is a lonely character who simply wants to fit back into society's old ways
5.1.1 they just want acceptance and to be able to look after the horses, who seem to be their only friends
5.2 DOES THE TREATMENT OF THE HORSE WHISPERERS REMIND YOU OF ANY OTHER SITUATIONS?
5.3 This poem suggests that religion could change peoples opinions of each other, for example the people changed to thinking that these people were using witchcraft and made them leave the village
5.3.1 WHAT DO YOU THINK THE POEM SUGGESTS ABOUT RELIGION?
5.4 I think they changed their minds because of new ways of farming that people were bringing into the world and soon they were not needed so people made them redundant
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