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Poetry Analysis by Joel Heenan How is change of the persona individual at the centre of In The Park communicated in the narrative and through the language In the Park uses a sonnet format which is economical while allowing for a great impact by allowing it to be succinct Having said that the poem as a whole has been written from the point of view of an observer and therefore sounds very detached almost as though the poem is a commentary of a play This has been done to allow the responder to feel objective about the woman and all the characters in the play This shows that the composer is able to feel objective about themselves and allows the responder to feel less like they are being shown a fabrication of someones life they become convinced they are given insight into a real womans existence This is the essence of the poem The first line is designed specifically to set the scene without any detail but with a clear overall picture of what is really important She sits in the park begins with wider scope of the overall scene Her clothes are out of date zooms in on what will be the only object of concern for the responder the woman and her feelings The fact her clothes are out of date but she is still out in public wearing them combined with the fact we have been drawn attention to this suggest that she no longer has the energy to follow fashion and has lost the pride to be seen that way Furthermore because our attention has been drawn towards it we are to understand that she at one stage would never be seen in public this way Now that the scene is set we begin to gain insight into the life of this woman while simultaneously the scene continues to be painted through the next two lines whine and
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