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A comparison of First Ice by Andrey Voznesensky and Manwatching by Georgia Garrett.

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A comparison of First Ice by Andrey Voznesensky and Manwatching by Georgia Garrett The two poems First Ice by Andrey Voznesensky and Manwatching by Georgia Garrett are both about relationships and getting hurt in them. In first ice it is about a young girl getting hurt for the first time and not really knowing how to deal with the first ice of human hurt. Manwatching is about a girl who is at a party with her boyfriend and watching him flirt with someone else. She is upset and angry, she feels betrayed but she in more experienced in relationships than the girl in first ice and she knows how to handle the pain. ...read more.

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emotion in the description of her attitude throughout the poem which is probably because she seems to be used to this kind of thing happening to her. Both girls are a stereotype because it could and does happen to so many girls and boys. Both poems are about rejection and betrayal but although they both have similar themes, the atmospheres are different. In "Manwatching" by Georgia Garrett, the feeling is of anger and betrayal whereas in "First Ice" by Andrei Voznesensky the feelings were of hurt and loneliness. In "Manwatching" a girl is at a party. ...read more.

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a dark environment where as the girl in Manwatching is at a party with lots of people and the environment is more of a happy and lively one. The titles of both poems are in context. They don't lead you to think that what happens is going to happen for example the words first ice would generally imply that the poem is about the seasons or something like that but I think that the author was very clever to associate the words first ice with the first pain of relationships because ice is cold and hard and I think that it associates the harshness of the seasons with the harshness of getting hurt in a relationship. ...read more.

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