Negative Emotions (London (Rhetorical devices to show the anger (Emotive…
Angry about the society he sees in London
Rhetorical devices to show the anger
'every infant's cry of fear'
Imagery shows anger at institutions for not improving things
'blood down palace walls'
Checking Out Me History
Angry at British society for an ignorant education
Repeats the phrase 'dem tell me'
Clear opposition to society
Avoids using British grammar
Distances himself from the society he criticises
Anger leads him to juxtapose British fictional characters
'Dick Whittington and he cat'
Emphasises his frustration in humourous ways
Guilt stems from doubt of if he was armed
Repetition of 'probably armed, possibly not'
Replaying actions in his mind
Tries to figure out if his actions were justified
Guilt eats away at the soldier
'here in my head when I close my eyes'
Reference to Lady Macbeth
Guilt is driving him mad
Shift of voice from first person plural to singular
Feels personally responsible
Confirmed on last line, emphasis on 'my'
Storm on the Island
Progression from security to fear
'We are prepared'
Confession of 'fear'
Nature is invisible and abstract
Islanders can't combat it
'Tamed cat turned savage'
Familiar things become scary
Starts in medias res
Alerts the reader to the soldier's fear
'Suddenly he awoke and was running'
The soldier is not in control
Trapped in a nightmare
References to sweat
Rifle is 'numb'
Almost paralysed with fear
'His terror's touchy dynamite'
His fear has overwhelmed him
My Last Duchess
Duke is proud of his name and reputation
His duchess' flirtatious behaviour damaged his pride
Didn't appreciate his 'gift of a nine-hundred-years-old name'
Hints this led to her death
Boasts he was too proud to criticise her
'I choose never to stoop'
He had her killed
Some of the Duke's comments display his arrogance
'Will't please you sit and look at her?'
Has no choice
Feels guilty about his ease of life
'ordinary pain which simple weather can dispel'
How different life is in England to the war zone
Refers to his job as doing 'what someone must'
Element of guilt
Taking the photos seems insensitive
Duty to record the moment
Make sure attention is drawn to the suffering
Mood changes from confidence to fear
Has a lasting effect
Troubles his thoughts and dreams 'for many days'
Mountain is calm and in control but the speaker is frantic
Proud, arrogant ruler
'king of kings'
'Look upon my works and despair!'
'sneer of cold command'
Thought everyone was inferior to him
Treated his subjects badly