Adam & Eva`s Presentation 

Adam & Eva’s
Presentation 
OPoem A – Invasion by
Choman Hardi.
OPoem B – Parade’s
End by Daljit Nagra
O The poem is read by an unknown speaker to
an unknown listener
O The speaker does not refer to themself
directly, instead focusing upon the ominous
'them' in the first half of the poem, and the
inclusive 'we' in the second half.
O Pretty simple meaning and there’s no
implicit suggestions.
Parade’s End
O The poem is very implicit, and most of the
raw meaning is hidden, not obvious.
O The car is a symbol for the family for their
aspirations in life and potentially the area as
a whole.
O The men appear to be trapped in a No Mans
land between life and death.
O The poem has a ‘circular’ structure. When It
ends, they are exactly where they were in
the first verse.
O The poem gives a worm’s eye view of the
frontline based on Owen’s experiences in
the war.
O They all Belong to a similar theme of
depression and shattered dreams
O Both finish bad, not a happy ending. One’s
doomed to failure and the other is about
immigrants , not fitting in.
O The title ‘parade’s end’ relates to invasion in
the sense that, a parade is normally formal
and organized march. This is similar to the
military theme that is present in ‘invasion’
O ‘Parade’s end’ is about racism, about the
outsiders trying to fit into the community.
O It has constant references back to their skin
colour and how desperately they want to
O It is very implicit compared to ‘invasion’. The
meaning is much more hidden
O ‘invasion’ forms a negative outcome from
the start. Very pessimistic throughout.
O Both are short poems that are separated by
stanzas and use form devices to link the,.
O ‘Invasion’ uses short sentences in its
stanzas which links to them not having
much time.
O ‘Parade’s end’ the poet uses the symbol of
the car to represent conflict in subtle clever
ways. For example the champagne gold car,
which automatically triggers images of
wealth in your mind, ironically.
O Also, ‘parade’s end’ is much more poetic in
the sense that the meaning is much more
implicit, you have to dig deep to find it. In
‘invasion’ the meaning is explicitly in front of
you, much more obvious.
O Both poems have a completely different
meaning explicitly. Invasion is about war and
parade’s end is about belonging. However,
implicitly they are very similar, both are
about sorrow and misery and shattered
O Both are descriptive, and use adjectives and
metaphors to help get a clear image of
where the poem sets, and the context.
Parade’s end is more subtle about it.
Invasion uses a more eerie set of linguistic
O Both poem seem like their fate is
determined by the very first stanza and is
confirmed at the end by the last one.
O Invasion they are doomed from the very
start, the war will happen despite anything
they do.
O Parade’s end you know that immigrants
stand out of the usual English crowd and will
never be 100% accepted by some of them.
O As we are aware, all the poems relate to the
same theme, in this collection ‘clashes and
collisions’. All the poems are about conflict
and how people deal with those situations.
Their misery is always unrelated for example
war and invasion and acceptance in
parade’s end. On an implicit level, in the end
they both tie together, ending in misery and
shattered dreams.

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