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    "The End of Love" by Lorna Crozier

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    The End of Love - Lorna Crozier

    I can phone him any time, he
    says,
    though most mornings he's in
    the garden.
    The days are sunny now, mid-
    July,
    and there's weeding to be done.
    I'm sick
    with worry and a thousand
    miles away.
    He says he's getting better, the
    infection
    in his eyes is clearing up though
    he forgot
    his allergey to sulpha. Now he
    can see
    well enough to week between
    the lupines.
    When I hang up, not home for
    week
    or more, weariness washes over
    me.
    The way I feel is ilke the end of
    love
    when you're the one who's been
    jilted
    and nothing you can say or do
    will stop
    what's going on. On top of that,
    the cat is home from the vet's,
    a tube sticking from his
    stomach.
    My stoic love with troubled eyes
    pushes food into him three
    times a day
    with a syringe. The cat has
    begun to bite.
    I've written on a stone and
    buried it
    in a potato field so I won't think
    about them any more. For a
    week I have to
    find a way to keep on going. At
    the end of love
    everything around you seems so tender,
    so absolute. When the red-
    crested
    chipping sparrow throws back
    his head and sings
    outside my window, his whole
    body
    trembles inside the song.

    Please fill out the dissection chart that is attached below. It just consists of analyzing the literary features, theme, etc.

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    When analyzing a poem, start by reading it closely, and try reading it out loud--sometimes the sound of the words helps you understand them more clearly. This is also a good way to recognize some of the literary features you're being asked to identify.

    Literary Devices: (see Chart attached) I've identified five of the ten for you, and included hints about how you should think about these devices. I've only given you some things to think over in regards to the effect/purpose, allowing you to come to your own conclusions and use your own words to fill in these sections fully. If you continue to struggle or have questions about any specific examples, let me know and we can go back in and look more closely.

    Vocabulary Words: Identify the literal meaning of the poem. So before filling in the chart, I recommend going through the poem line by line and making sure you understand the literal meaning of each word. The word you choose to include in ...

    Solution Summary

    The question involves getting started analyzing a poem. The answer breaks down the steps of poetry analysis into separate parts, and includes suggestions for identifying the literary devices, the theme, the tone, the structure, and the meaning.

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