Reviews For Shouting Kiss
Reviewer: Oregonian
Date: 04/15/14 16:14
Chapter: Shouting Kiss

This is Vicki from Slytherin House, commenting on your poem that you posted last year about Ginny’s and Harry’s encounter right before he left on his yearlong Horcrux search.

I re-read the scene in Deathy Hallows, where Ginny invites Harry into her room but he is nervous, ill at ease, and making pointless small talk. Either he doesn’t get it or else doesn’t know what to do. So, poetically, you have Ginny think “you say nothing to me,” meaning “you say nothing that has any value,” because their last private moments together should be used to say something valuable.

But Ginny is determined that she will not allow him to fail to understand why she has brought him, in that moment, into her room, and what she wants them to do. So she will Scream and Roar, if necessary. She refuses to squander the opportunity to express what must be expressed and to seal the relationship between herself and Harry.

Thus she says she will not be stifled, muted, or quiet, and “You will [whether you want to or not; you have no choice in the matter] listen to my shouting kiss.”

The use of the adjective”shouting” to describe the kiss is a clever one. Of course the kiss is not making actual noise like a literal shout, but it is making a statement that cannot be overlooked, ignored, or mistaken. The three-line repetition of “I will be heard” with increasing capitalization is an effective way to depict Ginny’s determination.

One line I didn’t fathom is “til my voice can only bear silence.” Maybe this is a reference to the upcoming time when he will be gone?

This idea is very neatly expressed in a space of only a few words. There must have been a lot more going on in Ginny’s head than we ever glimpsed in the seven books. I hope that in your busy schedule you will find time to write a bit more poetry.

Reviewer: Nagini Riddle
Date: 02/06/13 8:13
Chapter: Shouting Kiss

Ah, short and so very Ginny. :) You really captured that Gryffindor within her. I would love to read the original! I hope to see more poetry from you.... *secretly is happy to be reading poetry.*

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