Lecture Notes - Close Reading Lecture 2

Lecture Notes - Close Reading Lecture 2 - Blackberry...

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Blackberry Picking: Seamus Heaney 10/10/2010 09:04:00 Attitude towards language changes. Form – structure – analysis – style. Meaning – interpretation. Generalisation – relate it to something else – feeds into a continuum of thinking. Iambic pentameter – mimics the rhythms of human speech – not every line is iambic pentameter. Variations – troche – Line 7 picks up desolation and loss with the word “Leaving”. Trochaic substitution. Rhyming iambic – not obvious, subtle rhymes. Masculine rhymes, “clot” & “not” – final syllable rhymes. Complex and engaging. Why does Heaney use half rhyme and full rhyme? Traditionality of full rhyme – echo long trad. Sounds contemporary at the same time – an almost ghostly departure from tradition. Echoes Wilfred Owen with the use of half-rhyme. Why does he amalgamate the two forms or metre? Many repeated vowel sounds – assonance, alliteration and onomatopoeia.
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