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Storm on the Island
Terms in this set (11)
What does the term 'squat' mean?
The houses are strong and low.
Where is the simile in the poem?
'spits like a tame cat turned savage.'
Where is the oxymoron in the poem?
What is the effect of using the language of war?
This creates the feeling that the storm is attacking the islanders.
What is the effect of the oxymoron?
This juxtaposes the idea of safety and security in one sentence.
What is the effect of the simile?
This shows that something safe can turn into something dangerous.
What is sibilance?
Repetition of the 's' sound
What is the effect of the sibilance in the poem?
This reflects the sound of the wild sea.
What effect does the phrase using 'you know what I mean' have on the reader?
This allows the reader to feel involved in the poem.
What is the effect of the repetition of the noun 'company'?
This emphasises that the island is lonely and isolated.
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