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Post-1914 Poetry

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Post-1914 Poetry "Odd Ones Out" A study of some modern poems which share the above theme. Task: To explain, compare and contrast a variety of poems, commenting on the poets' points of view and methods. My Kid Brother-Mick Gower Dumb Insolence-Adrien Mitchell Nooligan-Roger McGough Alsoran-Mick Gower First Frost-Andrei Voznesensky Move On-William Plomer I have studied a wide range of poems, written by a variety of poets. All of the poems follow the theme of Odd Ones Out. From the selection of poems, I have chosen to write about the six poems listed above. In My Kid Brother, Mick Gower is writing a free verse poem in a third person narrative style, about a little boy who was left out in a chasing game, at break-time, in school. The boy , who is probably barely seven years old, sits on a wall only "two bricks high" and pretends that he is not bothered about not having been "picked for chain-he." The boy sits on the wall, "scuffing" a pile of gravel between his feet, and tries to make himself look "absorbed", as though he needs to concentrate while he "picks at the moss". ...read more.

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Although they wouldn't feel for this boy in the same sympathetic manner as they would for the little boy in My Kid Brother. As Roger McGough comes from Liverpool it seems likely that the character in Nooligan, is a hooligan from Liverpool. It seems more likely that the character in this poem is male and as he boasts about how hard he is, we find out the truth about him at the end of each stanza. At the beginning of each stanza, the boy claims to be "a nooligan", followed by things like being the "boss" of his class, being an expert at football, and even threatens to kill someone. Although the truth is that there are many bosses in his class, and he only watches football, and worst he would do is make you bleed. Towards the end the boy reveals that in the future he is going to become "a nassassin or a nired gun", although he was actually just going to join the army. Unlike the boys in My Kid Brother or Dumb Insolence, you would not feel much sympathy for this boy. ...read more.

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Without wanting to cause any harm, they were a nuisance and were told to "Move on". The two beggars were making love under a railway bridge when a policeman shone his torch onto their heads. They were told it was not right to do this. When the beggars came to parks to sleep at night, they apparently caused a "nuisance". Local councils, therefore passed by-laws telling them to "Move on". The two loving beggars in this poem were only trying to find a place, were they could be together, and be left alone. I think William Plomer wrote this poem because he feels sorry for beggars and homeless people, and wants other people to feel sympathy too, so that they can be helped to get off the streets instead of being told to "Move on". This poem is a lot more serious than the others I have studied, as it is trying to change people's opinions on a serious issue. It is also the odd poem from the rest, as it is the only one written about adults. After studying these poems, I have noticed that post 1914 poets write a lot about people's social problems like loneliness. This proves that even though there are so many lonely people, we still consider them as "Odd Ones Out". Martin Fillmore November, 2001 1 ...read more.

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