remains by simon armitage pdf /Filter/FlateDecode/Index[6 155]/Length 27/Size 161/Type/XRef/W[1 1 1]>>stream Write a PETAL paragraph on how the poet emphasises guilt in Remains. It’s not the first time this has happened, but I do wish people would learn to quote their sources. Comparisons and alternative interpretations are also considered. Remains by Simon Armitage. 0000031226 00000 n Well myself and somebody else and somebody else, Three of a kind all letting fly, and I swear, I see every round as it rips through his life –. The latter, preferably. Other things I can talk about include the voice and viewpoint: we have a character narrator, a construct Armitage is using to voice the situation. h�b``Pa``������ "��0p`0@T�bi~���vj�r��"�~�_CVŠ���h���+�/\@�f\Ե߱i00�59�谸�Kd�ͮw��f320�iAl�r�[���(��e`X` c Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Reply. That said, there’s not a lot of stuff out there on this poem, so I’m going to ignore a lot of the context stuff until it appears in the poem. It has an added bonus of not detracting from the ideas and images in the poem either, which is good. Structure refers to how the ideas are organised and sequenced, viewpoint/perspective (third person? It really helps with the “here and now” feeling of the poem. So we have to ask ourselves why is this? A final sense of the word is the ‘remains’ of a writer: the fragments that are left after their death. Then he’s carted off in the back of a lorry. Remains - 2015 - By Simon Armitage (b. Beginning, middle, end? Simon Armitage is a contemporary British poet, who wrote Remains as part of a collection of poems about the effect of war on ex-soldiers. How does the title weave through the poem? Course Hero is not sponsored or endorsed by any college or university. Reply Delete. 0000067276 00000 n 0000031199 00000 n I was reading it and I thought “this sounds awfully like good sense, but they do love a semi-colon,” before I realised that those words were my words. Circular structure? Simon Armitage is a contemporary British poet, who wrote Remains as part of a collection of poems about the effect of war on ex-soldiers. Also includes example PETAL paragraphs from grade 4-9. What I think this does is create the notion that the poet is still living this moment, that this event is still ‘now’ for him. Learn how your comment data is processed. Questions answered; how does Simon Armitage use violent imager in Remains? Simon Armitage. He is fluent. English teachers love Simon Armitage and he's become a real stalwart of GCSE courses. There is no escaping that image, even in sleep. You can think about how he uses it to give us an insider point of view, how he uses it to make it more personal. Okay lovelies, Simon Armitage is up next with his poem Remains, which appears in AQA’s GCSE English Literature anthology section Power and Conflict for exams from 2017 forward. Do���&��.y�y$�sz�����dL^F'ٗ����ؑ��< _a�*�O�C�� �' _�R�ET�Ǽ�l�7Ͷ�$LmT �N��Jɱ���$Tm��d�P��I�ژ3S�z��Q=�ڵ~��M�JB�U�s+�d��Ix�Q���U���y%��2�A֨�@��Z�:|��H�������l���S�,�p��fX�b@�9p��yJ�L>V��ԏmD>V�@{=�A/V�"P$�`%yt�{���F]�kB�S�#�CS�I�I�:�2WQ���0$R��9�� ����_���"�Zl/U1H9! Different readers may attach more or less significance to each of. This poem depicts the event of soldiers shooting a man… / ; : ; . ) Well myself and somebody else and somebody else are all of the same mind, so all three of us open fire. The story centres on the killing of a man who had looted a bank. They shot him dead and one of them put the man’s. For me, those four-line verses convey a regularity, a normality – given the colloquial tone, we wouldn’t think that this poem will lead to opening fire on a looter. Well myself and somebody else and somebody else are all of the same mind, so all three of us open fire. these themes, depending upon how they view the poem. 0000043219 00000 n It reminds me in this way of Carol Ann Duffy’s poem Stealing a former AQA Anthology stalwart, except that it is less interactive. Remains is focused on a soldier haunted by a violent memory. The line ‘he’s here in. 0000031741 00000 n Okay lovelies, Simon Armitage is up next with his poem Remains, which appears in AQA's GCSE English Literature anthology section Power and Conflict for exams from 2017 forward. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 11+ prep - 7 day maths booklet (UPDATED), EASY TO HARD TIME QUESTIONS - WITH ANSWERS. 200 0 obj <>stream and he bursts again through the doors of the bank. We don’t start a conversation with “another”. The character narrates it entirely in present tense, even though it is clear it happened in the past. ( Log Out /  Remains by Simon Armitage, reprinted by permission of Pomona Books. The first is that it makes the event in itself seem mundane and humdrum, like it’s the kind of thing that happens every day. We need to think about the effect of his first-person choice rather than if he had told it as a third person choice. Remains, by Simon Armitage On another occasion, we got sent out to tackle looters raiding a bank. 0000019283 00000 n These are the questions I ask myself. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Whose remains? So, when I’m thinking about structure, what does that entail exactly? For a limited time, find answers and explanations to over 1.2 million textbook exercises for FREE! 0000019388 00000 n Why this form? So why this regularity? The “remains” of the man are what is left in the narrator’s head, “dug in behind enemy lines”, the memories of the event and of the man that torture the narrator. 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by Simon Armitage, reprinted by permission of Pomona Books. It’s not something we use entirely in speech for fluency, but there is something in this poem that suggests to me that it is the spoken word. Clown Punk is another poem where he does the same. 0000001096 00000 n Sign in, choose your GCSE subjects and see content that's tailored for you. When I think about form, I think about this: How it’s set out on the page; line length, syllables, rhythm (metre) rhyme, what words are on what line, number of lines, sonnet, couplets, three lines, quatrains, regularity of the number of lines in a verse/stanza, capitals (or lack of) main punctuation at the end of lines or stanzas (, . Form is what makes it a poem and not prose. ( Log Out /  xref Resources "Remains" was published by the British poet Simon Armitage in 2008 as part of his collection The Not Dead, a series of war poems based on the testimonies of ex-soldiers. 0000002134 00000 n Armitage is not the first to put ill-matching forms and content together to highlight the meaningless and irrational. Really, that’s as much as I want to say about the form in itself. His blood-shadow stays on the street, and out on patrol. 0000007860 00000 n Yet he is haunted. It could also refer to the idea that this event has had consequences for the narrator. Read about our approach to external linking. It leaves us with an interesting question… who does Armitage’s character narrator think the reader is? In the next post, I’ll look at the language and imagery used by Armitage in the poem, exploring how he recreates the event for us. Instead of detailing conflict, however, these poems confront the aftermath of war and the traumatic memories that ex-service people might struggle to cope with. Remains are the bits left of something. Content, ideas, language and structure are explored. First person?) This preview shows page 1 - 4 out of 14 pages. Dream, and he’s torn apart by a dozen rounds. We’re definitely a confidante of some kind. And of course, it’s all normal and ordinary except for the finishing couplet which breaks with the rest of the poem. 0000005767 00000 n He is coherent. It was as if to say “this will give you something to think about.” And the poem certainly does that. He tries drink and drugs to, drown out the memory, but they do not work. He shoots a looter as a response to orders, but is unsure whether the man was armed or not. Then later again, when he returns home he is still haunted, by the thought of what he has done. �����2�`�ˠ-�^��Y伊}ǖ�����#��aR8L,�ю��7k�-�2"{ؽLض�������_YD*W�xػ�R�F7��}���_8��w��.������9�ol/��G�wW{!�^ Ironic that I just spent a good lengthy paragraph dissecting his choice of the four-line verse if that was Armitage’s purpose. Change ). Just incidentally, when doing a search for the poem, I came across a website that has completely stolen my analysis of other poems. 0000011166 00000 n He shoots a looter as a response to orders, but is unsure whether the man was armed or not. Replies. Four lines is about as regular a verse structure as you get. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. English teachers love Simon Armitage and he’s become a real stalwart of GCSE courses. What decisions has the poet made about what he has put on one line and what on another? Annotations for Remains by Armitage Posted by Unknown at 05:24. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. 5 comments: Anonymous 28 February 2017 at 02:08. thanks for letting me cheat, love you lots boo xxx. Introducing Textbook Solutions. Another reason that he could have chosen this most commonplace form is that it is simply a vehicle for the content. Take that with the opening of “on another occasion” and it sounds like it’s part a series of stories or everyday anecdotes. Why are the ideas in this order? It is about his own ‘remains’ and the bits left over in him following the shooting. 0000018727 00000 n Square It didn’t have any stopping points at all as every single sentence was spliced together with an “and then”. ����`�� ��a��0���$�9#���(�d����8K�K�*�Q!Ǟ����Phx4�e����G 0000001653 00000 n For me, it seems to suggest that what is left is something perhaps discarded. It could refer to the looter, of course. Other things I might want to comment on in terms of the structure are the way it moves from the past to the present, from an external event to internal feelings. I don’t think it loses anything by being less shocking than Mental Cases or Survivors in its imagery. There will be points when I’m discussing the language when I’ll want to show how he uses form to highlight or underscore a particular idea, but those would be better taken in context with the rest of the content. He tells how he and ‘somebody else and, somebody else’ opened fire on a looter who may or may not have, been armed. Many of his poems use form in interesting ways. Why does it look the way it does? Unknown 15 October 2017 at 09:02. thank you for helping me with my revision. When you strip the form of all its meaning, it’s kind of like presenting a fancy meal on a white plate or a piece of slate. endstream endobj 199 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/Index[6 155]/Length 27/Size 161/Type/XRef/W[1 1 1]>>stream Write a PETAL paragraph on how the poet emphasises guilt in Remains. It’s not the first time this has happened, but I do wish people would learn to quote their sources. Comparisons and alternative interpretations are also considered. Remains by Simon Armitage. 0000031226 00000 n Well myself and somebody else and somebody else, Three of a kind all letting fly, and I swear, I see every round as it rips through his life –. The latter, preferably. Other things I can talk about include the voice and viewpoint: we have a character narrator, a construct Armitage is using to voice the situation. h�b``Pa``������ "��0p`0@T�bi~���vj�r��"�~�_CVŠ���h���+�/\@�f\Ե߱i00�59�谸�Kd�ͮw��f320�iAl�r�[���(��e`X` c Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Reply. That said, there’s not a lot of stuff out there on this poem, so I’m going to ignore a lot of the context stuff until it appears in the poem. It has an added bonus of not detracting from the ideas and images in the poem either, which is good. Structure refers to how the ideas are organised and sequenced, viewpoint/perspective (third person? It really helps with the “here and now” feeling of the poem. So we have to ask ourselves why is this? A final sense of the word is the ‘remains’ of a writer: the fragments that are left after their death. Then he’s carted off in the back of a lorry. Remains - 2015 - By Simon Armitage (b. Beginning, middle, end? Simon Armitage is a contemporary British poet, who wrote Remains as part of a collection of poems about the effect of war on ex-soldiers. How does the title weave through the poem? Course Hero is not sponsored or endorsed by any college or university. Reply Delete. 0000067276 00000 n 0000031199 00000 n I was reading it and I thought “this sounds awfully like good sense, but they do love a semi-colon,” before I realised that those words were my words. Circular structure? Simon Armitage is a contemporary British poet, who wrote Remains as part of a collection of poems about the effect of war on ex-soldiers. Also includes example PETAL paragraphs from grade 4-9. What I think this does is create the notion that the poet is still living this moment, that this event is still ‘now’ for him. Learn how your comment data is processed. Questions answered; how does Simon Armitage use violent imager in Remains? Simon Armitage. He is fluent. English teachers love Simon Armitage and he's become a real stalwart of GCSE courses. There is no escaping that image, even in sleep. You can think about how he uses it to give us an insider point of view, how he uses it to make it more personal. Okay lovelies, Simon Armitage is up next with his poem Remains, which appears in AQA’s GCSE English Literature anthology section Power and Conflict for exams from 2017 forward. Do���&��.y�y$�sz�����dL^F'ٗ����ؑ��< _a�*�O�C�� �' _�R�ET�Ǽ�l�7Ͷ�$LmT �N��Jɱ���$Tm��d�P��I�ژ3S�z��Q=�ڵ~��M�JB�U�s+�d��Ix�Q���U���y%��2�A֨�@��Z�:|��H�������l���S�,�p��fX�b@�9p��yJ�L>V��ԏmD>V�@{=�A/V�"P$�`%yt�{���F]�kB�S�#�CS�I�I�:�2WQ���0$R��9�� ����_���"�Zl/U1H9! Different readers may attach more or less significance to each of. This poem depicts the event of soldiers shooting a man… / ; : ; . ) Well myself and somebody else and somebody else are all of the same mind, so all three of us open fire. The story centres on the killing of a man who had looted a bank. They shot him dead and one of them put the man’s. For me, those four-line verses convey a regularity, a normality – given the colloquial tone, we wouldn’t think that this poem will lead to opening fire on a looter. Well myself and somebody else and somebody else are all of the same mind, so all three of us open fire. these themes, depending upon how they view the poem. 0000043219 00000 n It reminds me in this way of Carol Ann Duffy’s poem Stealing a former AQA Anthology stalwart, except that it is less interactive. Remains is focused on a soldier haunted by a violent memory. The line ‘he’s here in. 0000031741 00000 n Okay lovelies, Simon Armitage is up next with his poem Remains, which appears in AQA's GCSE English Literature anthology section Power and Conflict for exams from 2017 forward. We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. 11+ prep - 7 day maths booklet (UPDATED), EASY TO HARD TIME QUESTIONS - WITH ANSWERS. 200 0 obj <>stream and he bursts again through the doors of the bank. We don’t start a conversation with “another”. The character narrates it entirely in present tense, even though it is clear it happened in the past. ( Log Out /  Remains by Simon Armitage, reprinted by permission of Pomona Books. The first is that it makes the event in itself seem mundane and humdrum, like it’s the kind of thing that happens every day. We need to think about the effect of his first-person choice rather than if he had told it as a third person choice. Remains, by Simon Armitage On another occasion, we got sent out to tackle looters raiding a bank. 0000019283 00000 n These are the questions I ask myself. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Whose remains? So, when I’m thinking about structure, what does that entail exactly? For a limited time, find answers and explanations to over 1.2 million textbook exercises for FREE! 0000019388 00000 n Why this form? So why this regularity? The “remains” of the man are what is left in the narrator’s head, “dug in behind enemy lines”, the memories of the event and of the man that torture the narrator.

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