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Dream 1: The Bush Garden- IB English 12

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on 2 November 2014

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Transcript of Dream 1: The Bush Garden- IB English 12

When I bent

to pick, my hands

came away
red and wet

DREAM 1 : THE BUSH GARDEN
Stanza 2
Stanza 3
Around my feet

the
s
trawberries were
s
urging
,
huge

and
s
hining
Stanza 1
I stood

once more

in that garden

sold
, deserted and

gone to seed
DREAM 1: THE BUSH GARDEN
Stanza 5
Stanza 4
Recurring dream?
By: Margaret Atwood
ALL CAPITALS
Colon : To give information, to start a list, etc.
Unreal, within her mind
Positive? Symbolism of growth, life
In the dream I could

see down through the earth, could see

the potatoes curled

like pale grubs in the soil

the radishes thrusting down

their fleshy snouts, the beets

pulsing like slow amphibian hearts
Repetition, parallel structure?
ZOOMORPHISM
DICTION
SURREALISTIC IMAGERY
HYPERBOLES
GROTESQUE DESCRIPTIONS
Not above the ground?
Sold to her?
Quality
OR
Appearance
Strawberries vs. Blood
Positive connotation
alliteration: sibilance (
sss
)
Caesura. Reveal?
"No Quotation Marks"
Lack of hope;
why should she have
known?
Not just seeds,
ANYTHING
In the dream

I said

I should have known

anything

planted here

would come up

blood
Death
F
R
E
E
S
T
Y
L
E
mellow
start- ACCELERATES
No End Punctuation.
P A S T T E N S E
STRUCTURE + TENSIONS
DREAM 1: THE BUSH GARDEN
1837 WAR IN RETROSPECT
THE IMMIGRANTS
MOTIFS
Death
NATURE
WILDERNESS
The separation - distastefulness
" "
Period.
Arrogance

or

Insecurity?
Oxymoronic?
VEGETABLES

VS.
FRUITS
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THEME:
Dreams are a way to relive the past, reflect upon the present, and reveal the future.
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