Introduces the theme of Persecution Has a shocking effect on the reader Onomatopoeia of 'break' - suggests torture Suggests she is near to death, a victim of extreme brutality to salvage my wedding ring. The third verse tells the reader of the speaker's culture and religion emphasising the cultural differences for the speaker in Africa. Another possible meaning of the title is metaphorically symbolising a literal shooting star and comparing it to the life of the Jewish prisoners. The word choice conjures up the picture of how one of her fellow prisoners slumped to the ground after being shot by the Nazi solider. They were desensitised, while they carried on joking with the others. The imagery in the first and second lines of the poem? But Duffy says we must 'Remember' and her haunting words from the grave will never be forgotten. They shot her in the eye.
This poem is set during the Holocaust in one of the many concentration camps. The final stanza in this poem goes back to the narrator reminiscing her past life and last moments. Between the gap of corpses I could see a child. Duffy successfully reveals the true horrors of the Second World War using a wide variety of poetic techniques, of which in this task I will evaluate and finally conclude with my own opinion. As a result, the reader believes the facts provided by Firdaus and concludes that she is a reliable narrator.
The woman speaks to another woman about the atrocities they had endured as Jews, and how despite all hardships faith still remains. The poem is set in 1940, Hitler and his Nazi party had taken control of most of Europe and had vowed to exterminate the entire Jewish race. Link to the persona again Theme Forgiveness, takes us into ideas of the persecution of the Jews and the guilt of the Germans. Just like the the poem which has no particular part that draws more attention than another. Jewish people were forced to wear them on their clothes to mark them out as targets of abuse and torment for Nazis. Heightens our disgust Metaphor Suggests that this is a humiliating experience Word Choice Connotations of violence, suggests the roughness and brutality of the rape. The title choice, 'Shooting Stars' is a very effective and ambiguous.
Duffy goes about it in a very subtle way, but the graphic description we get next is enough to make anyone feel the sheer impact of what has just occurred. Shows the soldiers butcher the bodies in search of valuables. The Jews' life is similar to the shooting star in the way that their life and potential was bright and brilliant but was cut short. Under the Nazi regime Jewish people were forced to wear the Star of David. Jewish people were forced to wear them on their clothes to mark them out as targets of abuse and torment for Nazis. Imagine a shooting star in the night sky. In this poem the theme is death and the misfortune of Jews.
How would you prepare to die, on a perfect April evening with young men gossiping and smoking by the graves? Parker misleads the reader in the first and second. Overall summary To conclude, Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy - repeat words of question - the poem serves as a reminder of what can happen when power is abused. Only a matter of days separate this from acts of torture now. Loosened his belt My bowels opened in a ragged gape of fear. I've analyzed it and come up with a… 923 Words 4 Pages Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy The poem Medusa explores the theme of jealousy and anger; the poet illustrates this using the extended metaphor of a Greek mythological creature Medusa, whose story describes her as a beautiful maiden that is turned into a hideous creature after being raped by Poseidon. In addition this highlights how the persona was continuing to act as a heroic figure within the poem.
After immense suffering someone takes tea on the lawn. After immense suffering someone takes tea on the lawn After the terrible moans a boy washes his uniform After the history lesson children run to their toys the world turn s in it s s leep the s pade s shovel s oil S ara E z ra. The poem is set in 1940, Hitler and his Nazi party had taken control of most of Europe and had vowed to exterminate the entire Jewish race. A baby considers the person who offers satisfies them this need… 1311 Words 6 Pages read that deals with a tragic event is Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy. After the terrible moans a boy washes his uniform. The poem has 5 stanzas each in parentheses theme of confined space, isolation , and have a pattern of stanzas. Structure List of Jewish names suggests a community, a huge collective being killed The lack of commas suggests the limitless numbers being destroyed.
This shows the affectionate side of her character and that she cannot live without the one she loves; she tried but to no avail. However, it's sad to note that despite all the warnings about the brutality of the war, history is repeating itself and it would seem to me that we have learnt nothing. Duffy's haunting use of imagery and word choice make this poem so memorable and its very strong opening prepares the reader for the rest of the poem. I enter the timeless realm of change and I dissolve my memories in a final wave, which is a little more tuneful until ceasing to exist. Sentence Structure Command or Instruction to the reader The final lines end on a note of tragedy for the poet returns us to the inside of the concentration camp The poet again emphasises the immensity of this event, when strong men are unable to tolerate this. It describes the pains and suffering that they Jews had to face up to but many more other innocent people were suffering as well because one person wanted to annihilate them. After I no longer speak they break our fingers Word Choice Use of personal pronoun shows us that Duffy is adopting a persona to enter the victim's situation.
Word choice , Theme, Central concern 1. The persona left it until the end as the dignity and true belief in her religion kept her strong in one of the worst situations in which any human being could be placed in. Does this mean that the 'Stars' actually refer to the Jewish people? The title choice, 'Shooting Stars'… 2591 Words 11 Pages Poetry is a way of confronting experiences and the issues it raises for the living. Word Choice Open mouthed, silent scream, emphasises the horror. Middle Remember these appalling days which make the world for ever bad? However it is not until we reach the actual content of the poem that we realise that the stars in question are those Stars of David, sewn on to the garments of Jews on the order of the Nazi regime. This tells us that these people were strong before they died they were not quavering and falling about they kept their dignity. It tells of the real heroic people of the world, the innocent blood of women and children, pooling on the ground in countries like Iraq and Bosnia, and Duffy lets the reader know that these events are still going on and? Tell them I sang the ancient psalms at dusk inside the wire and strong men wept Turn thee unto me with mercy, for I am desolate and lost Have we learned the lessons from history? In contrast to Firdaus, who appeals to the reader because of her basic honesty and trustworthiness, the unnamed narrator in Chronicle of a Death Foretold is far less appealing because of inconsistencies which lead to an unreliable narrator.