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Compare and contrast the different poets’ views of winter

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Compare and contrast the different poets' views of winter "He came, fiercely driven in his chariot throne, by the tenfold blasts of arctic zone" or a "white mossed wonder". Two very different views to the same season by two different poets. In this essay I shall be examining a number of different poems, and the way that winter has been described by the poet. Some of the poems show the thoughts and feelings of the adults. In "London Snow" this is shown using much alliteration and onomatopoeia. It portrays that they find it difficult to get to work, deliveries have difficulty, "no sound of wheel rumbling". ...read more.

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More onomatopoeia with hiss" and alliteration. In "London Snow" the boys on their way to school are amazed by the beauty but also playing very boisterously. The snow is shown to be looking exquisite and is often compared; it is said to be like a "crystal manna". They are "dazzled" by the "white mossed wonder". The children concentrate a lot on the fun side to it in most of the poems, with one exception. To start the children find the perfectly crisp untouched white snow, "sparkling beams awake the stir of the day". Their mind then turn to the other side of snow, the new winter activities created. "Tongues with tasting, their hands with snowballing". Their play is quite rough and tiring, "rioted in a drift, plunging." ...read more.

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The sounds are like "din bellowing from the west" a simile used there. Another part to the snow is the effect on younger children, questions they ask like how does the snowfall. According to a young girl, there is a great "sadness" because of a "great white bird" has been killed. She cries and sighs through the dusky brightness. This sadness may be of a past experience, the poet may have been the "child crying". The winter in all poems is portrayed in many different ways, possibly reflect the poets own views on winter. One way this is shown is like a strategic military strike carefully planned to disrupt the town and take control. That it does, "flying" to the ground while the town sleeps. It arrives "stealthily", "perpetually lying"; personification is used to add atmosphere. ...read more.

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