U A Fanthorpe. Georgie, Paddy & Jade. Context. " Stanton Drew": An ancient stone circle near Bristol, it is considered to have been used by druids for ritualistic purposes, Fanthorpe wants the reader to experience the past by "trying to recreate the ancient landscape and the stone circle“
Georgie, Paddy & Jade
•Greek Mythology - “Persephone's fruits” Zeus' daughter (God of all God's) either a sexual/fertility reference or fruit as a metaphor for death/harvest. “Underyear” Persephone is Queen of the Underworld after being kidnapped but used to be the Greek God for nature.
•Harvest - “onions”, “marrow”, “carrots”, “leeks”, “potatoes”, “beetroots”, “caper”, “coconuts” and back to “fruits” in each stanza. Could be the link to hope and regeneration or the death of the harvest. Represents plentifulness.
•Death - “tomb”, “Holystoned”, “sacrificed”. Personifies the fruit and vegetables as well as representing and implying a Biblical reference through the language. Links the harvest because fruit and vegetables are regenerated like Jesus came back to life.