Essay on Cake: Frog and Strong Gauze

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Words: 417
Pages: 2

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The poet uses dissonant sounds in ‘flax had rotted there, weighted down by huge sods’ to make the sound of the squelching, decaying flax. It creates a repulsive sound.

All year the flax-dam festered in the heart
Of the townland; green and heavy headed
Flax had rotted there, weighted down by huge sods.
Daily it sweltered in the punishing sun.
Bubbles gargled delicately, bluebottles
Wove a strong gauze of sound around the smell.
There were dragon-flies, spotted butterflies,
But best of all was the warm thick slobber
Of frogspawn that grew like clotted water
In the shade of the banks. Here, every spring
I would fill jampotfuls of the jellied
Specks to range on window-sills at home,
On shelves at school, and wait and watch until
The fattening dots burst into nimble-