The Planners vs the City Planner

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The city planners
* Magaret Atwood - Canadian poet
* Purpose: question the planners about the fake perfection * Criticism of the system
* Emotion tone: emotionless, calm (beginning), materialistic, depressing, fear, sorrow, monotonous, disillusion, sarcastic, mocking, anger * Theme: man vs nature
* images about human hand in nature. – even nature is controlled by humans * society is blinded by this perfect order.
* Nature will assert its dominance over man again
* Lots of irony
* Free verse
* A lot of enjambments
* Colons are used to emphasize
* Man’s manipulation of nature
* Political dominance
* Lost of culture
* Discuss the human take-over of nature
* Criticism of abuse of power – ambiguity of the identity of the city planners * The image is more
* emotion: humourous
* talks about serioud issues without creepy feeling
* lack of identity
* beganning – precision
* second part – the illusion, avoidance(of reality) etc is highlighted * the size of stanza reduce as we go along - deterioration * language: simple diction
* colon – lists out the sanities
* end no punctuation – shows the frantic pace of the planners * lots of metaphor
* personification – nature is dominated (discourage grass) * Imagery – thought provoking, inventive
* Hose – violent
* Snow storm - confusion
The planner
* Boey Kim Cheng:
* From Singapore- migrated to Australia
* Purpose: question the government/politician about the fake perfection * Criticism
* Emotion: fear, anger, neutral, tired, materialistic, tired, surrender, monotenous * Theme: man vs nature
* images about human hand in nature. – even nature is controlled by humans * society is blinded by this perfect order.
* Nature cant do anything, the planners are unstoppable
* No rhyme scheme
* Man’s manipulation of nature
* Political dominance
* Lost of culture
*...
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