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1 Explication of Naming of Parts By: Jasmine Gallimore Poem By: Henry Reed

2 Henry Reed Born February 22, Oldest child and only son of Henry Reed & Mary Ann Ball. Went to school at King Edward VI Grammar School. Taught himself Greek language. He was first employed as a cryptographer and was then transferred to the Japanese section and learned how to speak and translate the Japanese language.

3 Henry Reed Fought in World War II, then after coming home, he became known as the most famous English Poet from the War. He got the idea for the poem Naming of Parts from listening to the weapons-training sergeant. Before his death, he became increasingly incapacitated and reclusive. He was moved from his flat in London, to St. Charles Hospital, Kensington. He died in the hospital on December 8, 1986.

4 Genre After reading this poem, the genre of the poem is: ▫Lyrical

5 Interpretation (Theme) That just goes to show you that, listening to a drill multiple times leaves your brain open to day dream and discover the other wonders in the area.

6 Difficult Words Sling Swivel: metal loops affixed to the gun on which a carrying strap is attached. Piling Swivel: a metal, C-shaped bracket, mounted on the nose cap toward the end of a rifle barrel, behind the bayonet mount. Breech: the part of a cannon behind the bore.

7 Allusion Analysis Japonica: ▫Allusion to it’s native land of Japan.

8 Modern Translation All of the terms appear to be in modern terms.

9 Figurative Language Personification: ▫Japonica “glistens” like coral. ▫Branches “hold”… ▫Garden “silent, eloquent gestures” ▫Blossoms …”use their finger” Allusion: ▫Japonica, connected back to Japan. Gun parts, connecting to war.  Connection back to World War II in Japan.

10 Figurative Language Compare/Contrast: ▫Birds and the Bees  Compares the Birds and Bees to the soldiers in the class. The birds and bees are free to roam around and go on with that moment, while the soldiers are stuck in the room listening to the same things they have heard plenty of times. Repetition: ▫“…today, Today” ▫“Which in your case you have not got. … Which in your case have not got.” ▫“They call it easing the Spring. They call it easing the Spring: …”

11 Meter There is no meter that is constant throughout the whole poem.

12 Rhyme Scheme There is no rhyme scheme to this poem.


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