In Mrs Tilschers Class

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The poem is called “In Mrs Tilscher’s Class”. The Poet is Carol Ann Duffy. The Subject of the poem is saying that in Mrs Tilscher’s class it is a place of safety and security. The poem illustrates a carefree, innocent and happy young girl going through the first stages of life. Being at school was better than being at home. The poem is about growing up and the excitement that it can bring. The First line Sounds like the kids feel as if they are travelling up the Blue Nile. The second half of the poem has more complex feelings although they are more mixed feelings you still have Mrs. Tilscher’s warmth. The picture in the poem shows that being in Mrs Tilscher’s class makes you feel safe and secure. Also you can picture the children learning about different things. You can also picture what it is like outside. I can picture the kids being happy, travelling up the Blue Nile. Metaphors, similes and personification are used. The similes used are “The classroom glowed like a sweet shop” and “Brady and Hindley faded, like the faint uneasy smudge of a mistake.” The Metaphors Used are “The inky tadpoles changed from commas into exclamation marks” and “A thunderstorm”, this refers to adolescence. The personifications used are “The laugh of a bell” and “The heavy, sexy sky”. The Poem is arranged in verses. The first two verses have eight lines in. The last two verses have only seven lines in. The breaks in the poem are where it says “a rough boy told you how you were born. You kicked him, but stared at your parents, appalled, when you got back home.” Only the length of some of the lines makes a pattern. For example, the first verse starts with a short line then on the second line it gets longer and the third line is longer. This repeats until the end of

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