Presentation of love between 'Manhunt' and 'Nettles'

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  • Created on: 26-05-16 18:56


Expores Themes of:

  • Pain and Suffering as time goes on the wife feels hurt that the husband is traumatised.
  • Time which means as time goes on we need to be patient (time heals all)

Explores Feelings of:

  • Pain- Husband has come back from war- (Links to 'Nettles' as both poems talk about war)
  • Patience- Waiting for the husband to heal
  • Commitment- The wife will wait for the husband to heal and she will love him through it all.
  • Caring- The wife is caring for the husband while he is ill and recovering from shellshock

Key quotes for analysis:

  • 'The parachute silk of his punctured lungs'- Rescue, support, Killed, Affected
  • 'A sweating unexploded mine/buried deep in his mind'- Pressure, Time 'Unexploded'
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Explores Themes of:

  • Love against time- (Links to the poem 'To his coy mistress' as unrequited love)
  • Compassion
  • Each others strength- (Links to the poem 'The Manhunt')

Explores Feelings of:

  • Cherishing the moment- (Links to 'Sonnet 116')
  • Strong belief in love
  • Physical pleasure- (Links to the poem 'To his coy mistress' and 'The farmers bride')

Key quotations for anaylsis:

  • 'For thousands of seconds, we kiss'- Stretch time, Endless, Unforgettable
  • 'Love's time's beggar'- Desperate, Urge
  • 'Love spins gold, gold, gold from straw'- Repetition for emphasis, 'Gold' Precious, Meaningful
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Explores Themes of:

  • Conflict- (Links to 'Sister Maude' and 'Brothers')
  • Tension
  • Betrayal- (Links to 'Sister Maude')

Explores Feelings of:

  • Hurt
  • Expectations- (Links to 'Praise song' and 'Harmonium')
  • Tension- Pace builds up through the course of the poem

Key quotations for analysis:

  • 'Your voice a pellet'- Pain, Suffering, Hatred between two people, Unbearable
  • 'The silver bullets of your kiss'- Hatred, Pain, Unforgettable, Pierced through the heart
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Explores Themes of:

  • Frustration- (Links to the poem 'Sister Maude' and 'To his coy mistress')
  • Family relationships- (Links to the poem 'Sister Maude' and 'Born yesterday')

Explores Feelings of:

  • Regret- (Links to the poem 'Sister Maude')
  • Freedom- (Links to the poem 'Born yesterday' and 'The farmers bride')

Key quotations for analysis:

  • 'Saddled with you'- Role model, inspiration, naive younger brother
  • 'Spouting six-year-old views'- learning, immature
  • 'Unable to close the distance'- distancing away, seperation (Also links to 'Sister Maude' as the older sister is seperated from her lover because of Sister Maude)
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Born Yesterday

Explores Themes of:

  • Priorities- (Links to the poem 'Manhunt' and 'Praise song' and 'Brothers')
  • Family relationships amd bonds- (Links to the poem 'Sister Maude' and 'Nettles')
  • Surviving Life- (Links to the poem 'Nettles' and 'Praise song') idea of life lessons in a poem

Explores Feelings of:

  • Tenderness- (Links to the poem 'The Manhunt')
  • Realism and Reality- (Links to the poem 'Harmonium' and 'Nettles')

Key quotations for analysis:

  • 'Tightly folded bud'- newborn, rebirth, fragile
  • 'May you be ordinary'- blend in, not bold so all eyes are on the child
  • 'Catching of happiness'- positive vibe, happy to be around, comfortable
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Sonnet 43

Explores the Themes of:

  • Expression- (Links to the poem 'To his coy mistress')
  • Love- (Links to the poem 'In Paris with you' and 'Ghazal')

Explores Feelings of:

  • Compassion
  • Love
  • Desperation to be toghther

Key quotations for analysis:

  • 'How do i love thee? let me count the ways- idea of being able to express her feelings, spatial metaphor is the use of measurement, enjambment so the love is continous.
  • 'For the ends of being and Ideal Grace'- Religious words to be capitalised throughout the poem.
  • 'By sun and candle-light' - love you through day and night, till old age, passion and calmness
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