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Shadwell Stair

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Mostafa Dehliz

on 26 September 2014

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Transcript of Shadwell Stair

Owen uses
words
like "cavernous, slaughter-house and shuddering" to
emphasize
on how haunting ghosts are
Language
Structure
The poem has
sixteen
lines and is divided into
four
stanzas

The rhyme-scheme is:
ABBA, CDDC, EFFE, GHHG
Tone
The tone of the poem is some what eerie and haunting.
Words like 'creeps', 'strange' and 'dolorously' create a
sinister
and
supernatural
atmosphere.
Imagery
A lot of imagery is used in the poem. The poem says "
Shuddering
the purple street - arc burns where I watch always" and "I walk till the stars of London
wane
and downs
creeps up
the Shadwell stair".

These
very descriptive
sentences and imagery create a
vivid image
for the reader and
immerse
the reader into the poem.
By Wilfred Owen
Shadwell Stair
Onomatopoeia
is used to create a
vivid image
for the reader of the ships out the water-house.
This technique can help the readers to feel like they are
actually
in the poem
Write about a time when you felt like you were in the presence of a supernatural being.
Focused Free Write
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