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Chainsaw Verses the Pampas Grass
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1. Studied the impact of televised violence on young offenders
1. Chainsaw as a symbol of masculinity & machinery , pampas grass as a symbol of femininity & nature
1. Irregular structure- stanzas are random & uncontrolled- represents the stereotypical lack of control men have over their anger & lack of self-restraint
2. Shorter stanzas at the end of the poem- consistency of the speaker & chainsaw has diminished, been subdued
'It seemed an unlikely match'
1. Short sentence- introduction to the idea of conflict
2. Title does not suggest a match
'For the flesh of the face'
Fricative 'f' sounds- impression of built up tension, represents the stereotypical build up of anger in men
'Gunned the trigger', ' manhole cover', 'barrel lid'
Military semantic field- emphasises danger & violence of the chainsaw
'The pampas grass with its ludicrous feathers/and plumes.
Assonance- stereotype of narcissism in women, chainsaw & speaker's view of women?
'The seamless urge to persist was as far as it got.'
Sibilance & assonance- creates the sound of hissing & seething
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