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Comparing 'Hide and Seek', 'Half past Two' and 'Leaving school'

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Comparing 'Hide and Seek', 'Half past Two' and 'Leaving school' For this essay I am going to compare the language in three poems and how they show the persons feelings. These poems are 'Hide and Seek' 'Half past Two' and 'Leaving School'. Hide and seek is written in a 3rd person perspective. The language is descriptive, simple, atmospheric and childlike in the way that it uses personification (giving things human names). The poem suggests that it is in a 3rd person perspective by the use of the word 'you' at the end of the poem. The end of the poem is also very sad and lonely, enhanced by the darkness described. ...read more.


The language shows this by its simplicity, its child like words and the way that the writer puts words together with no spaces. The language also has some rhyming words in it. The child's character is simple, he knows what he knows, but that's it and he shows innocence in the way he thinks. The mood is not really set because the description does not include the weather, of a descriptive setting but we get a confused and scared mood from the confused child. The structure is simple with some italic writing to create emphasis and the writer uses 3 lined stanzas. ...read more.


The mood is upsetting and lonely, this is created by the child's sad situation. The structure of the poem is in three chunks of lines, and the situation gets worse as the poem continues. All of the poems portray the child will similar characters and the child is portrayed in the same way in all the poems as a lonely upset person. The mood is also similar because the main character feelings and the upsetting situation create the mood in all the poems, which is similar in all the poems. However all the poems have different settings and situations. All the poems are upsetting and moving, but they all show the same person in different situations, even though the structure and setting varies. James Bligh ...read more.

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