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    Exclamation Island man: poem

    What is the significance of the few capital letters - after all there is no punctuation

    POEM
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    Morning
    and island man wakes up
    to the sound of blue surf
    in his head
    the steady breaking and wombing

    wild seabirds
    and fishermen pushing out to sea
    the sun surfacing defiantly
    from the east
    of his small emerald island
    he always comes back groggily groggily

    Comes back to sands
    of a grey metallic soar
    to surge of wheels
    to dull North Circular roar

    muffling muffling
    his crumpled pillow waves
    island man heaves himself

    Another London day

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    Re: Island man: poem

    Morning Comes, awakening from a dream.

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    Lightbulb Use of capital letters

    in the poem island man could these points be used as an answer (if you have any other ideas please do give them)

    a) the first capital letter shows the start of the poem - the first perspective
    b) the second capital letter shows the second perspective
    c) the last capital shows the end of the dream - reality
    IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS PLEASE GIVE THEM
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    here is the poem
    -------
    Morning
    and island man wakes up
    to the sound of blue surf
    in his head
    the steady breaking and wombing

    wild seabirds
    and fishermen pushing out to sea
    the sun surfacing defiantly
    from the east
    of his small emerald island
    he always comes back groggily groggily

    Comes back to sands
    of a grey metallic soar
    to surge of wheels
    to dull North Circular roar

    muffling muffling
    his crumpled pillow waves
    island man heaves himself

    Another London day

  4. johnsmith613
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    Island Man: Use of capital letters

    Island man has only 3 capital letters; here are my ideas as to what they are therefore, but i would really appreciate feedback on these ideas and any other ideas that you may have as well!!

    a) the first capital letter shows the start of the poem - the first perspective
    b) the second capital letter shows the second perspective
    c) the last capital shows the end of the dream - reality
    IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER IDEAS PLEASE GIVE THEM
    -----
    here is the poem
    -------
    Morning
    and island man wakes up
    to the sound of blue surf
    in his head
    the steady breaking and wombing

    wild seabirds
    and fishermen pushing out to sea
    the sun surfacing defiantly
    from the east
    of his small emerald island
    he always comes back groggily groggily

    Comes back to sands
    of a grey metallic soar
    to surge of wheels
    to dull North Circular roar

    muffling muffling
    his crumpled pillow waves
    island man heaves himself

    Another London day

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    Re: Island Man: Use of capital letters

    I count 5 capital letters!

    There are no rules in poetry, it is art! Write it how you want to.
    But I like the feel of this one.
    You know the North Circular is the ring road around North London?

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