GCSE English Power and Conflict Quotes
Terms in this set (50)
Ozymandias- Power shown through the kings arrogance
'Sneer of cold command'
Ozymandias - Contrast between the desert and the kings mortality and power
'The lone and level sands stretch far away'
Ozymandias - Irony used to show that he wants others to admire his power
'Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair'
London - Criticism of the corrupt church
'Every black'ning church appalls'
London - The public are trapped by the power of hierarchy and the power of povery
London - Shows feelings of lacking purpose and power over the streets being controlled by the rich
'I wander through each charted street'
London - Innocence has been lost from the start
'Blasts the new-born infant's tear'
The Prelude - Nature being personified to shows his love for nature
'One summer evening (led by her)'
The Prelude - Oxymoron shows he knows the danger, foreshadowing the upcoming events
'Act of stealth/And troubled pleasure'
The Prelude - Personification as a powerful beast but this is contrasted with its calmness
'Upreared its head'
'Measured motion like a living thing'
My Last Duchess - Imagery of the sea is a metaphor for his uncontrollable wife
'Notice Neptune, though/Taming a sea-horse'
My Last Duchess - Rhetorical question to his guest to show his obsession with power
'Will't please you sit and look at her?'
My Last Duchess - He has control over her identity even after she's dead
'The curtain I have drawn for you'
The Charge of the Light Brigade - Language to glorify the soldiers for their patriotism
'Honour the Light Brigade/Noble six hundred'
The Charge of the Light Brigade - Creates sibilance of the battle field
'Shot and Shell'
The Charge of the Light Brigade - Presents war as an animal that consumes its victims
'Jaws of Death'
'Mouth of Hell'
Exposure - Nature is being personified as violent and dangerous
'Merciless iced eats winds that knive'
Exposure - Repetition to create a circular structure that emphasises the never ending suffering
'But nothing happens'
Exposure - Personification of the violent winds that back up the idea that nature is dangerous
'Mad gusts tugging on the wire'
Exposure - Vivid imagery of how the exposure to the elements can affect humans
'Shrivelling many hands, puckering foreheads crisp'
Storm on the Island - Simile compares nature to an animal that has turned into its owner
'Spits like a tame cat turned savage'
Storm on the Island - Violent verbs to describe how effective the storm is
Storm on the Island - Oxymoron to contrast fear and safety which also adds to the semantic field throughout
Storm on the Island - The monosyllabic phrase and the caesura reflects the final calm before the storm
Bayonet Charge - His sense of duty (his tears) have now turned into the hot sweat of fear and pain
'The patriotic tears that brimmed in his eye/Sweating like molton iron'
Bayonet Charge - Shows a contrast between the idealism of patriotism and the reality of war and conflict
'King, honour, human dignity, etcetera'
Bayonet Charge - Onomatopoeia of the verb to show the impact of the shot
'Bullets smacking the belly out of the air'
Bayonet Charge - Evokes the image that the soldiers are turning into stone by the power of shock
'Statuary in mid-stride'
Remains - Grotesque imagery to show how power can take control over someone
'Tosses his guts back into his body'
Remains - Repetition to show his guilt and bitterness that comes from having too much power
'Probably armed, possibly not'
Remains - Reference to Macbeth
'His bloody life in my bloody hands'
Poppies - Semantic field contrasting childhood life and war injuries which shows the contrast of innocence and conflict
'Sellotape bandaged around my hand'
'Blockade of yellow bias binding around your blazer'
Poppies - Metaphor of her son leaving home
'The dove pulled freely against the sky'
Poppies - Different perspective of bravery in conflict and emotional
'I was brave, as i walked with you, to the front door'
War Photographer - Shows the lasting impact of war and shows the permanent effect of death
'Blood stained into a foreign dust'
War Photographer - Emotive imagery of innocence with connotations of hell
'Running children in a nightmare heat'
War Photographer - Biblical reference that shows human life is temporary and power is meaningless
'All flesh is grass'
Tissue - Semantic field of light that emphasises that light is a positive ,powerful source that it can break through paper
''Paper that lets the light shine through'
'The sun shines through their borderlines'
'Let the daylight break through'
Tissue - Paper lacks power compared to humans; as it is worn out by contact and time
'Paper thinned by age or touching'
Tissue - Repetition of the gentle verb convey how important documents can be even though they are not physical powerful
'pages smoothed and stroked and turned'
Tissue - Simile to suggest that we allow our lives to be controlled by paper
'Fine slips[...]might fly our lives like paper kites'
The Emigree - Imagery of light that shows the impact of memories and their power
'I am branded by an impression of sunlight'
The Emigree - Personification of the city and its vulnerability emphasises her hatred of conflict
'My city takes me dancing'
'My city hides behind me'
The Emigree - Ambiguous meaning either she left when she was a child or when the city was
'I left it as a child'
Checking Out Me History - Colloquial language to represent his own accent and the power of identity
'Dem tell me Wha dem want to tell me'
Checking Out Me History - Imagery of fire and light regarding black historic figures to emphasise their power and importance
'Toussaint de beacon'
Checking Out Me History - Metaphor for the painful struggle to be heard and to find his own identity
'I carve out me own identity'
Kamikaze - Patriotism has power over people as the pilots own family reject him for wanting to live, Irony
'He must have wondered which had been the better way to die'
Kamikaze - Motivated by power to go through with the mission
'Enough fuel for a one way journey into history'
Kamikaze - Image links to the samurai sword which conveys the conflict between his love for nature/life and his sense of duty to his waring country
'Dark shoals of fish flashing silver'
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