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Mrs Midas Summary Summarise this poem in 25 words Mrs Midas is about a woman dealing with her husbands wish to turn everything gold. This causes her to feel mixed emotions and the marriage to end.

Speaker/Structure of the poem List 3 things we learn about the speaker of this poem: Her husband turns everything gold, she wanted a child, she kicks him out, but misses him How do the speakers feelings change?: She is relaxed, becomes confused, then angry and upset and sad at the end when she misses her husband Why is this important?: It makes her seem more realistic,

gives detail about her character, makes her relatable Themes Pick 3 themes: Love, Loss, Relationships, Destruction How are they developed in the poem? Pick at least 1 quotation for each theme

Quotations Pick 5 quotations: we were passionate then in those halcyon days Identify 2 techniques used in each quotation: word choice, use of plural pronoun we Explain literal and deeper meaning of the technique: Literally means that before his wish they had a loving relationship. It has the deeper meaning of a time that was peaceful and ideal which is now lost for the couple

What effect does it create? This creates the effect that their relationship is over and will never be the same. Their honeymoon period is in the past and something that can never be regained. They have lost their connection.

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