‘Poppies’ by Jane Weir: Grade 9 Analysis



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38 thoughts on “‘Poppies’ by Jane Weir: Grade 9 Analysis

  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    The best thing about these videos is reading the comments because there are so many other concepts that people come up with and it's amazing

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    im not sure if this idea is too ambiguous but its a language idea i noticed on the quote "sellotape bandaged around my hand"
    i came up with two ideas about this.
    idea 1:The idea of the sticky sellotape that is surrounding her hand gives the sense of chlostrophobia and suffocation ,whereby she feels strange in her own domestic life knowing that she has to say goodbye to her son.Similarly, when we think of the sellotape, we think of a tackiness and its almost as if her life is closing in around her, like the sellotape is on her hand that forces her to become so detached and distressed with the aftermath of conflict.
    idea 2:One could argue that the stickiness of the sellotape was the final bond that held the mother to her son and now, once she removes the last cat hair, their is no longer a metaphorical sellotape bond that holds them together, it seems that now, the only way she can connect herself back to her son is if she physically removes the hairs from him and tries to create a sticky barrier that would hopefully bring them closer.

    just a few ideas i thought were interesting, love your videos, this holiday I've been compiling a booklet of analysis based solely on your videos, some of the ideas are fantastic, especially the ideas on london by william blake in terms of structure and the dactylic dimeter in charge of the light brigade!
    Thankyou,
    From Zoe

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    The "disrupting a blockade" could imply that either; one, she is trying to disrupt the blockade of him blocking her opinions out or two, the actual literal meaning of disrupting the war blockade of protection

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    I think it's quite interesting that every analysis of this poem assumes that the person going away is a male. Nowhere in the poem does it specifically say that the soilder was her son.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    How does war photographer shows wars affect on those at home?

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    I thought the yellow would represent the small yellow stripes found on a cadet's uniform rather than a yellow blazer

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    The poet is referring to military braid, which is old, not a yellow blazer or one with yellow lapels.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    Why would someone dislike the video when he is making us pass our exams

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    If there is a reason why I love poetry, is because Mr. Bruff is explaining it.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    I always thought the fact that the poppies are paper against the blockade of a military blazer shows that our effort to stop war (e g armisticeday) are futile against the miltery and people thirst for power and the conflict that come along with it. I have no idea if that made any sense ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    Thank you @MrBruff: my exams are coming up and all of your videos are amazing. Keep up the amazing work.

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    Could the sellotape bandage represent how she's trying to hold herself together in her sons absence?

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    in the video, u said u could compare poppies to war photographer … but how? (sorry for the stupid question)

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    this is a good analysis but i think there is so much more you could have picked out from this beautiful poem!

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    When the poet says 'yellow bias' she doesn't mean the blazer was yellow. Have you ever seen a yellow military blazer? The bias of a blazer is the contrasting stitching around the collar and down the sides, you get me? Xx

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    sounds crazy but: a single dove by a pear tree; doesn't it remind you of 12 days of Christmas? again a song she could have sang with her child.But the 2 two turtle doves is only one, making it seem like the son has left her and things are abnormal making her feel isolated ""top of the hill" jack and Jill child's rhyme constant reminder of her son,

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    Is there a specific technique for when colour is used to generate an image or a feeling? (Such as red being associated with pain/anger) Just wanted to know if this is a technique that we can refer to when writing about the poem in the exam. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    Did Jane Weir actually go to Iraq to look at a war?

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  • September 12, 2017 at 2:37 pm
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    can you show me an easier way of remembering quotes in poetry for all the poems in power and conflict

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