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1 GCSE English Literature Section B: Poetry - Havisham

2 MUST: Read and understand the poem Havisham (D) SHOULD: Annotate the poem, identifying literary devices (C ) COULD: Evaluate the similarities and differences between the novel and the poem and identify the layers of meaning(B)

3 Havisham? What do you think of…?

4 Havisham Great ExpectationsAdopted a daughter Wanted to reek revenge on all mankind Stood up on her wedding day Stayed in her wedding dress for twenty years

5 Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then I havent wished him dead. Prayed for it So hard Ive dark green pebbles for eyes, Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with. Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days in bed cawing Noooooo at the wall; the dress yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe, the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this to me? Puce curses that are sounds not words, Some nights better, the lost body over me, my fluent tongue in his mouth in its ear then down till I suddenly bite awake. Loves hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting in my face. Bang. I stabbed at a wedding-cake, Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon. Dont think its only the heart that b-b-b-breaks.

6 Annotate the text What can you infer and interpret?

7 Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then I havent wished him dead. Prayed for it So hard Ive dark green pebbles for eyes, Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with.

8 Beloved sweetheart bastard. Not a day since then I havent wished him dead. Prayed for it So hard Ive dark green pebbles for eyes, Ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with. oxymoron Alliteration of the blosive b enjambement Dark imagery Religious imagery Note the lack of exclamation mark – she is serious and seemingly no longer angry? Metaphor represents her jealousy Use of the model verb Metaphor represents her aging, as well as the years spent wringing her hands with emotion / anger / nerves

9 Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days in bed cawing Noooooo at the wall; the dress yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe, the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this

10 Spinster. I stink and remember. Whole days in bed cawing Noooooo at the wall; the dress yellowing, trembling if I open the wardrobe, the slewed mirror, full-length, her, myself, who did this One word sentence stands out Observation of what she is now (literally) – and a suggestion of what was wrong (metaphorically) with her to be dumped? The cry of a crow creates gothic imagery Neologism created to represent the pain (no word previously created to express) Highlights time passed Double meaning – the dress trembles (personification), as if waiting to be put back away / she trembles (literally) when looking at the clothes of her past Double meaning – past tense of slay suggesting she has smashed the mirror in anger / also means drunk, suggesting she is unable to see her true reflection through the blur of alcohol Use of feminist reference to that of Julia Kristeva – she is unable to identify herself – he made her an object and she now fights to regain the symbolic (myself)

11 to me? Puce curses that are sounds not words, Some nights better, the lost body over me, my fluent tongue in his mouth in its ear then down till I suddenly bite awake. Loves

12 to me? Puce curses that are sounds not words, Some nights better, the lost body over me, my fluent tongue in his mouth in its ear then down till I suddenly bite awake. Loves End of rhetorical question Colour of deep red to purple- brown suggests old blood which represents old wounds Suggests she no longer can access language to express her feelings – a feminist analysis explored by Caryl Churchill in The Skriker, where pain is so deep there is no language available to describe it Conversational tone She tries to make him the object Lost to her / also creates sexual imagery of body in her dreams The dream continues and the love making is easy and poetic – she sees him The act is sudden to him in the dream and the suddenness wakes her – and us as the reader to the viciousness of the attack (or dreamed attack)

13 hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting in my face. Bang. I stabbed at a wedding-cake, Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon. Dont think its only the heart that b-b-b-breaks.

14 hate behind a white veil; a red balloon bursting in my face. Bang. I stabbed at a wedding-cake, Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon. Dont think its only the heart that b-b-b-breaks. Loves hate - oxymoron Triple meaning – white suggests innocence, white veil represents the wedding, veil represents in feminist terms that she is concealing something red suggests anger, red balloon bursting is a metaphor used to express her embarrassment (the veil concealed this) Short sentence for effect – also represents the shock she experienced Stabbed creates violent imagery / stabbed at a wedding-cake shows literally and anger and metaphorically shows her opinion on marriage Use of the imperative verb Use of dark imagery, reference to death links to idea that the honeymoon would provide the long painful death she wants Use of blosive b in a stuttering style, suggests the is breaking down again / she suggests that her life has broken as a result – not just her heart

15 Summarise what you now know about the poem: What is it about? (Content) What themes are covered? What tone does the poem have? What literary devices have been used? How effective is the poem for the reader?

16 Summarise what you now know about the poem: What is it about? A woman telling the tale of being stood up on her wedding day What themes are covered? Anger, revenge, hatred, death What tone does the poem have? Angry, aggressive, bitter What literary devices have been used? Enjambement, metaphor, simile, oxymoron, dark imagery How effective is the poem for the reader?


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