Unto Us… – Quotes and Techniques

  • “My father smiled” – imagery
  • “I was taken, blind naked, defenceless” – list
  • “I WAS” – capitals
  • “Somewhere, at some time” – repetition – vague – they didn’t care
  • “I hung in my pulsing cave” – metaphor – connotation
  • “Each part of me was saying” – personification
  • “…dropped…” – Word choice
  • “…whose good name…” – sarcasm
  • “My death was celebrated” – oxymoron
  • “…pretending to be a woman, like my mother was.” – sarcasm – simile
  • “plastic waste bucket” – word choice
  • “I had no say in my being” – first person narrative – intimate connection
  • “The cot I might have warmed…” – supposition
  • “tiny”/ “small” – synonyms
  • “Queen’s counsel”/ “Harrods”/ “brass plate”/ “Wimpole Street” – connotations of wealth

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