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Derek Mahon`s poem “After the Titanic”

Coursework SECTION A We were under a freezing impression from the cliff we saw – it was a high, intimidating creation of nature, a glacial castle, with an unscalable fortress. The snowy wall seemed a living being – calm and unkindly, it was ready to tear down its heavy icy blocks and bury us under […]

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The poem Keeping Quiet

The poem Keeping Quiet by Pablo Neruda highlights the necessity to be quiet while pondering about the life we have on earth. I like the poem because it discusses the need for mutual understanding between men in the current environment filled with environmental damages. In our present hectic life cycles, encompassed by fast moving lifestyles, […]

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Tam O`Shanter

Robert burns creates a joyous mood in his poem “Tam O`Shanter”. The poem deals with a drunken mans journey to a church, where he finds a dance of witches and warlocks, his emotional involvement with one of the witches and his escape from them. Although the moral of the story deals with the serious effects […]

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Church going Philip Larkin

In the poem ” Church going” Philip Larkin indicates his views on religion, the value of the church and its future in an increasingly secular age through describing a biker’s encounter with a church he often passes. Larkin shows the meaning of christianity and its place in society by contrasting its physical and spiritual aspects. […]

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Charge and Exposure of the Light Brigade Comparison

Charge and Exposure of the Light Brigade Differences   These two war poems, although written about the same subject, are very different. The Charge of the Light Brigade is about honouring the brave soldiers that were brave enough to go to war, whereas Exposure almost tells the story of these soldiers that went to war, […]

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Compare (1968) Of The Same Events

The Charge of the Light Brigade was a dramatic historical event that has inspired many artists to work around these events. Two such examples are the poem by Alfred Lord Tennyson written in 1854 and the film of 1968 directed by Tony Harrison. Both these works have similarities and differences, such as attitudes towards the […]

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Eileen McAuley’s ‘The Seduction’ and Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’

I am going to be comparing and contrasting Eileen McAuley’s ‘The Seduction’ and Andrew Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’. The reason that I have chosen to compare these two poems is because they both have the theme of passion, love and the lack of respect for women, however they portray the theme from different points […]

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‘In Memory of my Mother’

‘In Memory of My Mother’ is about love, a very strong theme in this poem. The speaker has great love for his mother. She is dead but he still thinks about her wherever he is. He remembers moments they shared together and he replays them in his mind. “I see you walking down a lane” […]

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Ecstasy – 656 words – College Essay

Ecstasy is known as an out of body experience and in this poem Donne strives to incorporate many different scenarios so that the reader can apprehend the out of body experience love gives: “Our eye-beams twisted, and did thread our eyes, upon one double string;” This metaphor presents the concept that the gaze of the […]

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“No, Thank You, John” by Christina Rossetti

The poem ‘”No, Thank You, John”‘ by Christina Rossetti, is about a conflicting love relationship. Throughout this poem she uses catharsis, consonance and a rhythm and rhyming device, to convey her theme. The poem expresses her true feelings towards a friend who wishes to have a deeper relationship with her although she does not have […]

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Immigrants at Central Station

Physical journeys shape our lives in everything we do and think. These journeys often lead to inner journeys as well, which can lead to self-actualisation. These experiences can alter a person’s perspective by providing them with new information and ideas. So, a physical journey basically allows a person to experience new things, while at the […]

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An Analysis of a Favourite Grace Nichols Poem

In this essay I will be writing about one of the Grave Nichols poems that I have studied. I will refer to other poems that have the same theme or technique that Grace Nichols uses. I have decided to analyze “Childhood”. Grace Nichols was born in Georgetown, Guyana in 1950. She was educated at St. […]

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One Cigarette

In his poem, One Cigarette, Edwin Morgan explores the nature of love using an extended metaphor. In this essay I will look at how effective Edwin Morgan’s use of language and imagery are. I will capture the relationship in the poem and also the thoughts and feelings of the voice in the poem. Edwin Morgan […]

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Aberfan – College Essay

The poem ‘Aberfan’ starts off being very quiet and eerie after the disaster had happened; it feels like the whole town has been wiped out. The poet shows us that people are very depressed. He writes that the parents and relatives of the dead have gone down the pub. He uses the fraises; ‘fill their […]

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The Dwelt Among the Untrodden Ways

The poem for me, illustrates a beautiful image of timelessness being interrupted. Lucy is almost portrayed as immortal; her beauty was so breath-taking. When she died, or “ceased to be”, the author is just left astounded – “what has happened here?” My main inspiration for my story was the last paragraph. The character of Edward […]

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Before You Were Mine and Stealing

After reading ‘Before You Were Mine’ once I found it hard to understand exactly what this poem is about. But after reading it several more times, I think it is about Duffy Standing in Georges Square and trying to think or imaging what her mother would have been doing at that moment or place, ten […]

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My grandmother, Piano, At Castle Boterel

“My grandmother”, “Piano”, “At Castle Boterel” are poems which are concentrated on the main idea of `looking back”. All three poems are written in first person fully enabling the reader to understand the poets experiences when they are reflecting back to their past. This also helps the reader to get in touch with the emotions […]

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Night of the scorpion and Blessing

In ‘Night of the scorpion’ it is about a place where the poet’s mother was stung by mother. Nissim Ezekeil describes what happened to his mother on that night and what the reactions of people were. This all creates an image of a place in the reader’s mind. Similarly, in ‘Blessing’ the poet creates an […]

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No Hands – College Essay

The poem “No Hands” is about a woman who is annoyed and frustrated with the pilots who are flying their aeroplanes very low in the countryside, and are destroying the peace and serenity. The narrator feels very deeply about the countryside and thinks that it is the place of peace and thoughts. The poet’s main […]

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For Children Who Were Broken

Well, Dana Munkirs wrote this in her poem, “For Children Who Were Broken.” The point she was trying to get across is that children that are abused hide it with what ever they possibly can. People need to be able to recognize abused children and help them through their ordeal. However many children go unnoticed […]

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Comparing Refugee Mother and Child & On my first Sonne

The poem On my First Sonne by Ben Jonson, describes the loss of a son. I think there is much imagination into this poem, the way he has used the meaning of that ‘child of my right hand’ the iambic pentameter of which showing that his feelings are strong which is also shown through the […]

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Comparing and Contrasting Miniver Cheevy to The Average

We can compare and contrast the two poems ‘Miniver Cheevy’ and ‘The Average’ several ways. Although the poems have their differences we can also find many similarities in them. In both poems each boy is affected greatly by his parents, however, they are affected in extremely different ways. They are treated entirely differently causing them […]

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