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‘Our Love Now’ Scott Wang
10MXT Describe an interesting idea in a poem you have studied this year. Explain why you find this idea interesting. In the poem “our love now” by Martyn Lawrey, the poet presents the idea of love and breaking down through the different view of love: a positive opinion and a negative opinion. The character is interesting, because their view contrast and form a interesting structure, to help to reinforce the idea of love and breaking down. The poet uses a series of extended metaphor to describe their relationship, and each character uses the comparisons in a different way, to support their view of relationship, and the language feature also makes this poem very interesting. Lawrey present the positive and negative opinion of their relationship from the “dialogue” by using extended metaphor. “The ragging storm damaged the tree outside, but it will soon be gone.” The poet uses the ragging storm to connotation what happened between them, and their love has crisis. But “gone” shows their love still can be repair, and the connotation of hope and brightness. But the girl has different opinion. ”the storm is temporary as soon pass, it will leave damage in its rake which can be never repaired, the tree is forever died.” There are many negative words, such as “damage” “never” “died”. “Damage” is the connotation of their love has been damaged. “never” is the connotation of their love not going to be repair, ”died” means that their love are forever died, that shows the girl be determined to break up and not going to be retrieve. The poet choose to use the storm as the connotation of their relationship, because the storm are powerful and can destroy everything, that means there are something going wrong with their relationship. The poet also describes relationship as “wound heals in time”. The poet want to show the point of view of the boy, time can repair everything, but the...
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