• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

‘Half-past two’ and ‘Reports’

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

20th Century Poetry Coursework I have decided to consider two of the poems by U.A. Fanthorpe. The poems are entitled 'Half-past two' and 'Reports'. I will start by examining the poem Half-past two then the poem Reports. I will then compare the structure, language, phrasing and techniques of each. Half-past two is a poem written with a very simple use of vocabulary. U.A. Fanthorpe has tried to create the poem so it looks like a child has written it. ...read more.

Middle

I think that half past two is break time or during break, as later on in the poem it says, 'and must stay in the school room until half past two' This poem also shows a lot of capital letters to emphasise certain words, 'He did something Very Wrong' These capitals are used to underline that what the child has done is bad and wrong and should not be done again. ...read more.

Conclusion

This to me would suggest that the crime was not that big after all as it is partly the teachers fault as she hasn't learnt him the time. It is brought to my attention that the boy has only learnt time in phrases, 'Gettinguptime, Timeyouwereofftime, Tvtime and Timeforkisstime' It states in the poem that the child knew what a clock was but couldn't tell the time, 'He knew the clock face the little eyes and two long legs for walking but couldn't couldn't click its language' The clock face the boy knew was round and had numbers, but couldn't understand how it worked ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE U A Fanthorpe section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE U A Fanthorpe essays

  1. Comparing Communication of Facts, Emotion and Purpose between The Reports of Fergal Keane and ...

    Fergal Keane shares his sorrow for the children who are less fortunate, who have suffered a great deal from disturbing causes - causing the reader to feel sad for the poor children. But Primo Levi, even though the personal reports are brief and minimal the reader is led to feel

  2. Analysing the Poem ‘Half Past Two’

    yet when put out of it would find it hard to get back into it as he may have lost track of his own time.

  1. Compare and contrast ‘Hide and Seek’ by Vernon Scannell and ‘Half-past Two’ by U. ...

    The use of senses creates the surrounding atmosphere like in the previous poem, 'Hide and Seek'. Compound words are used to show the routines of the boy and the only time concepts he understands. Rhythm is produced by the repetition of compound words and by the fact that they are said in a child's sing- song voice.

  2. “Half Past Two,” and “Dear Mr Lee,”

    And repeats the word "into." These all give impressions of boredom/relaxation as he has removed himself from the world in which time is one of the most important things. "Dear Mr Lee" can be looked upon from a different angle too.

  1. Half Past Two and Dear Mr.Lee

    The interview starts with a question: "You feel adequate to the demands of this position?" Without the question mark, this sentence would appear to be a statement, but the tone of voice used when this is read should clarify the difference.

  2. “Half Past Two” and “Hide and Seek”.

    The capitalisation of the words in the first line draws our attention to it as we read. This makes us belive that the boy has been very bad if it needs such an emphasis placed on it. This is immediately contrasted in the next line, where the narrator mentions about forgetting what the boy has actually done.

  1. By Reference to three poems in the 'Tracks' anthology, discuss how Fanthorpe explores the ...

    By including this, Fanthorpe has succeeded in proclaiming the fact that men are seen as the absolute authority when it comes to judging how a person should act or behave within society, and men have gradually inherited the attitude of superiority over women, which will take a long time to rectify.

  2. How does U.A Fanthorpe express her attitude to our Education system in her poems ...

    and "timetogohomenowtime." He'd never even heard of 'half past two.' What was that?! The teacher was very forgetful: "Being cross, she'd forgotten she hadn't taught him time" and "My goodness, she said, I forgot all about you." Also the little boy was too scared to ask her about 'half past

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work