To My Nine Year Old Self Dunmore - Coggle Diagram
To My Nine Year Old Self
Poems of Comparison
An Easy Passage (nostalgia)
Genetics (growing up)
A Minor Role (identity)
Wished she followed her dreams ('Do you remember?')
The experiences one body shares happened too quickly - reflected through the quick shifts in tone ('leap from a height' - 'i have spoiled this body we once shared')
'The dream we had'
Speaker is nostalgic, looking back at her childhood
(' sherbet lemons' 'ice-lolly factory') - childish ambition
Speaker refers to her younger self in 2nd person - shows lack of connection
Structure & Technique
'we' 'you' 'i' - shows the want of protection - personal tone
'you' - shows disconnection
Enjambment - lack of restraint as a child
The subtle change in language - older years are darker and much more dreaded than early years
'run', 'leap' - 'bad back'
'hide down scared lanes'
'run, walk, climb' changes to images of a 'bad back or bruised foot'