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    i have to analyse Raymond of the Rooftops by Paul Durcan for English, but i am stuck and lack things to say about it.

    i know we have to talk about it in terms of language, form, structure, similie, metaphor, imagries etc...

    can anyone help me out???

    Heres the poem:

    The morning after the night
    The roof flew off the house
    And our sleeping children narrowly missed
    Being decapitated by falling slates,
    I asked my husband if he would
    Help me put back the roof:
    But no – he was too busy at his work
    Writing for a women's magazine in London
    An Irish fairytale called Raymond of the Rooftops.
    Will you have a heart, woman – he bellowed –
    Can't you see I am up to my eyes and ears in work,
    Breaking my neck to finish Raymond of the Rooftops,
    Fighting against time to finish Raymond of the Rooftops,
    Putting everything I have got into Raymond of the Rooftops?

    Isn't is well for him? Everything he has got!

    All I wanted him to do was to stand
    For an hour, maybe two hours, three at the most,
    At the bottom of the stepladder
    And hand me up slates while I slated the roof:
    but no – once again I was proving to be the insensitive,
    Thoughtless, feckless even, wife of the artist.
    There was I up to my fat, raw knees in rainwater
    Worrying him about the hole in our roof
    While he was up to his neck in Raymond of the Rooftops.
    Will you have a heart, woman – he bellowed –
    Can't you see I am up to my eyes and ears in work,
    Breaking my neck to finish Raymond of the Rooftops,
    Fighting against time to finish Raymond of the Rooftops,
    Putting everything I have got into Raymond of the Rooftops?

    Isn't it well for him? Everything he has got!
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    if anyone can help me out ill be sooooooo thankful!! i am REALLY stuck..
 
 
 
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