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Flashcards in Poppies Deck (4)
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what are three quotes from this poem?

'released a song bird from its cage'
'I traced'
'like a wishbone'


what does the quote 'released a song bird from its cage' and 'dove' suggest?

It symbolises her accepting that her son is leaving/left, and dove is a symbol of peace and mourning


what does the quote 'I traced' suggest?

touch is important to her, and the memorial is a solid memorial unlike her wishes and memories


what does the quote 'like a wishbone' suggest?

a strong visual image hints at her wish for his safety