Literature Form Three
Poem Poisoned Talk - Literary Devices
- Irony - use of irony can be seen in the confessions to the crimes. Each culprit confesses to the killing/the crime is actually not the real killer. Though there seems to be so many killers, at the end of the day, there is only one killer i.e. man.
- Repetition - 'Who killed', 'I'
i. poison - pollution
ii. killing of cock robin - destruction to wildlife via the natural food chain as a result of land pollution
iv. killing of the heron and the birds of the lake - the lethal effect of water pollution
v. killing of the lake - danger of industrial waste
vi. killing of the flowers by the wind - air pollution
vii.killing of the forest - threat to the whole Earth
i. Those who confess to the killings referred to themselves using the first person pronouns 'I' and 'my'.
ii. They speak pertaining to the crimes in a human-like voice.
iii. 'Industry' begins with a capital letter like a name and 'boasted' like a man.
iv. The wind 'moaned' and prowls
v. Sulphur dioxide 'ensured' the forest died.