In the meantime, feel free to check out my ebook about the Conflict poems from the Literary Heritage If you want to read more about the AQA poetry anthology contemporary poetry, you can find my ebook here. Who is the ‘you’ in this poem? The poet uses rhetorical language in this poem, he uses powerful commands and sarcastic language to involve and challenge the reader. Visiting Hour Learning Intention: Hi, I am Sara from Studymoose Hi there, would you like to get such a paper? The poem Flag written by John Agard. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
After that, they began to take on a life of their own, representing a nation. Within the context of the poem the collective term ‘men’ can also be said to possess a metonymic quality in as much as ‘men’ could also represent an army, a nation, or a general term for humanity. Stanza Four Here the flag is flying across a field which carries a colonial connotation as if the field is being claimed on behalf of someone. The tone of the poem changes in the last stanza. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.
Fllag are commenting using your WordPress. Symbolises bravery, patriotism, and the country theyre fighting for. Leave your email and we will send you an example after 24 hours Here the flag is flying across a field which carries a colonial connotation as if the field is being claimed on behalf of someone. Thanks… I write in the vain hope that my words might get to some of the pupils and teachers… who write that poems are set out like people giving the finger or like waves and who are taught imbecilic things that I then spend my summer marking.
Stanza Four Here the flag is flying across a field which carries a colonial connotation as if the field is being claimed on behalf of someone.
Comparison essay of ‘Flag’ by John Agard and ‘Out of the blue’ by Simon Armitage
The flag is now more of a symbol of shame because it tells of things that happened in the war — things that should never have happened. By the end of this lesson, I will: Do you think the poem is giving a negative view of patriotism love for and loyalty to your country?
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Explain your answer using quotations. Who is the ‘you’ in this poem? When you are on your knees, what does it usually mean?
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Accessed May 22, To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: The first and third lines in each stanza rhyme, except in the last stanza, this links the question and the answer and helps make the last word in each stanza significant.
She had given us some poetry to analyse and then write an analysis on it. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Wanting to prove myself essay worthy I quickly wrote everything from very first impressions and my opinions of the poem onto the paper. By the end, I promise you will OWN the poems!!
The class was in happy chatter as soon as the teacher left and closed the door behind her. You are commenting using your Google account.
Flag by John Agard
I was at my wits end thinking of a creative way in analysing. Sorry, but copying text is not allowed on this site.
People use flags at big events, so that their friends can find them. I bit in the all butter chocolate chip aard savoring the chocolate melting in my mouth as I thought of all the possibilities on how to present my analysis.
The image certainly suggests a campaign tent although peculiarly it is a somewhat old fashioned image. Here, end joohn the bitter end, death or to the last. This is English territory right in your territory!
Flag by John Agard | Teaching English
In this instance the flag personifies courage and antagonism, daring the coward to relent, but relent to what? Each tiny village in France has a flag. Share buttons are a little bit lower.
So we could say that overall the speaker is presenting the flag as a dangerous object and one that changes the way people think esasy see. You are commenting using your Facebook account.