Heidi - How does Adcock\u2019s writing make this poem both amusing and serious Introduction In the poem Heidi with Blue Hair Fleur Adcock has

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How does Adcock’s writing make this poem both amusing and serious? Introduction: In the poem Heidi with Blue Hair, Fleur Adcock has portrayed Heidi’s hairdo and reactions to the punishment entertaining while at the same time illustrating the intense conflicts adolescents encounter and endure during the growing years. Adcock has shown this through the structure of the poem, the various narration of the poem as well as the tone and mood in the poem. Topic Sentence 1: Adcock has made the poem amusing by describing Heidi’s hairdo. How? The vivid imagery of Heidi’s hairdo ‘ultramarine for the clipped sides, with a crest of jet-black spikes on top)’ where the colour imagery of ‘ultramarine’ illustrates an unusual colour for hair. Adcock gives further details of the hairdo ‘with a crest of jet-black spikes on top)’ the imagery of the hair with contrast colour of black shows the dramatic effect, additionally the metaphor ‘spikes on top’ gives the readers a striking image of a three dimensional hairdo, what is more the ‘spikes’ connotes poke and points perhaps to show rebellion. The additional detail of the hairdo with a () parenthesis gives further attention to the hairdo all in all creating a comical look. Why? Perhaps Adcock displaying the creative hairdo wanted to get readers to see that this act is more an average teenage rebellion than a serious problem. Topic Sentence 2: Adcock shifts the tone to a serious one in the end of the first stanza.

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