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Ode on a Grayson Perry Urn
Terms in this set (8)
1. English performance poet- poetry is designed to be read aloud as a performance piece
2. Interested in satire relating to post modern culture
1. Ode- formal, often ceremonium lyrical poem, celebrates something, serious tone- poem subverts thisserious, modern twist
2. Allusion to Keats
3. Grayson Perry- Turner Prize winning artist known for ceramic vases depicting modern scene- juxtaposes classical nature of the vase
1. Same verse form as Keats & half of the same rhyme scheme, same narrative progression, iambic pentameter
2. 'Cars on crappy estates'- harsh c sound- judgemental
2. 'when you were fired'- 'you' disrupts the iambic rhythm (trochaic inversion instead)- their freedom & dangerous activities give them the power to subvert the monotonous rhythm most of society live by
'Hello? What's all this here? A kitschy vase some Shirley Temple manqué'
1. Colloquial, conversational opening- unusual
2. This- ambiguous, fascinated
3. Shirley Temple- famous child actress, copy of her
4. Manqué- failed, would-be
'Never having need to race back home, for work next day, to bed.'
1. Have no responsibility
2. Critique of society- envious of youth culture, lack of work available as society is not giving them opportunities (crap estate)
'In crude games of chlamydia roulette.'
2. Critique of society- have not been educated on the risk of chlamydia
'Speculate how children might have lived ... lives so free and bountiful'
1. Contrast to negative description of events
2. Critique of how people romanticise the past
3. Lives were not bountiful- poor area, no jobs
'Beauty is in the gift of the beholder.'
1. Changed from eye- vase is a gift that allows people to appreciate the past when they would not have done so if actually there
2. Change from beauty truth in Keat's poem- beauty changes depending on the observer rather than beauty being in the object like Keats says, depends on perspective
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