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  1. A wife in london notes

    penned in highest feather - Page-full of his hoped return, And of home-planned jaunts by brake and burn In the summer weather, And of new love that they would learn. A tent that is pitched at the base; A wagon that comes from the night; A stretcher - and on it a Case; A surgeon, who's holding a light, The Infantry's bearing the brunt - O hark to the wind-carried cheer!

    • Word count: 415
  2. Compare and Contrast 'Sonnet' and 'Salcombe'

    gives the reader the setting of the poem, whereas the title 'sonnet' does not. The poem Salcombe(1948)' describes a sunny day at the beach when the persona met the girl he loved, whereas the poem 'sonnet' describes the loss of the persona at not being able to recall meeting her love. In the opening lines of the poem 'Sonnet' the persona regrets her inability to remember meeting the man she loves, we see this in the line "I wish I could remember that first day/ First hour, first moment of your meeting me" The use of the word 'wish' effectively captures the personas despair.

    • Word count: 819
  3. Of Mice of Men Loneliness Theme

    Ever' one of you's scared the rest is goin' to get something on you". She talks aout her loneliness on one quote suggest that she is essapally alone on a Saturday night when she is always alone wheater or not they are in. Its one of the way she shows to us she is lonely. 4. "- Sat'iday night. Ever'body out doin' som'pin'. Ever'body! An' what am I doin'? Standin' here talkin' to a bunch of bindle stiffs - a nigger an' a dum-dum and a lousy o;' sheep - an' likin' it because they ain't nobody else."

    • Word count: 884
  4. Romeo and Juliet

    Juliet was chosen to marry Paris who was from a rich and cared family. Lord and Lady Capulet thought it was great for their daughter to marry to a pleasant man. Juliet was only 14 years old but it was usual at Shakespeare time to get married at such age. Her mother got married earlier she was desperate to finish it quickly. "Well think of marriage now. Younger than you, Here in Verona, ladies of esteem are made already ladys.

    • Word count: 746
  5. Empathic Responce Ulysess

    Be merciful. I thought my father was a hero but after this cowardly message I am unsure. The father of old, my hero father would never drink life to the lees .He would always of done what was good for his people and even more so for his family. He left me when I was younger, and he is doing so once again only this time to rule over the kingdom he branded dull. After reading this poem it becomes clear that he didn't miss me when he was away for all that time or why would he leave us again.

    • Word count: 833
  6. Storyteller / general information

    frequent questions that are not easy to answer, the hunger, the tiredness, is not easy, so when they listen to the stories, they forget about all that stuff and imagine in their head a whole different world. The people listening to the story are presented as a whole, not as individuals, so this gives the reader the idea that there is a lot of people there working. Also because it says: "five or forty fingers stitched", this may suggest something uncountable.

    • Word count: 535
  7. From Spectator Ab Extra / general information

    Anyway he does not think what he does is right, he says he just "cannot help" it because he feels "it is" "so pleasant" "to have money". At the beginning of the second stanza, in the first two lines, there are two very contrasting and therefore shocking phrases. At first he says he sits "at" his "table en grand seigneur" (notice that it is not "a" table but "HIS" table"), here he introduces a French phrase that translated means: "in the manner of a gentleman" trying to be more eloquent.

    • Word count: 614
  8. Carpet Weaver - Morocco / general information

    But in this case Rumens emphasises on how children work in their everyday duty: carpet weaving. They do the job dedicatedly. The last line of the opening stanza: "Their assorted heights would make a melodious chime" compares children to bells, all of the different, making reference to the different ages of the children. It also gives an idea of something totally different to occidental life. "The children are hard at work" while in other countries children go to school, but for Morocco's kids there are not days of school, there are "school of days"...

    • Word count: 419
  9. This question is about feelings of sadness. Look at the Burial of St John Moore choose one more where there are feelings of sadness. With close reference to the way the poems are written compare and contrast how each speaker conveys his or her feelings of

    The clear sadness in this poem is of a death, just what Remembrance deals with. Although Bront´┐Ż is writing about a death of a lover her use of first person narration, presents the reader with a very powerful description of the emotions surrounding the loss. In the poem, The Burial of Sir John Moore, the funeral they have for the major still respected even though it's in silence and nothing of what a man of his standards or any soldier should be having. The funeral differs a lot from what a funeral would be if the body was brought back home properly.

    • Word count: 817
  10. Little boy crying Essay

    In fact the father felt "guilty" and full of "sorrow". Mervin introduces an allegory of a rather famous story called: "Jack and the beanstalk". The child imagined his father as an "ogre", who climbed a huge tree. "He hates him". He imagined himself "chopping clean the tree he's scrambling down or plotting deeper pits to trap him", as it happens in "Jack and the beanstalk". The relationship between the "three-year-old" full of "frustration" child and the adult seems to be bursting of complications because the kid is

    • Word count: 538
  11. Analysis of The Road Not Taken: Robert Frost

    There is a strong sense of regret before the choice is even made and it lies in the knowledge that in one lifetime, it is impossible to travel down every path. In an attempt to make a decision, the traveler "looks down one as far as I could". The road that will be chosen leads to the unknown, as does any choice in life. As much he may strain his eyes to see as far the road stretches, eventually it surpasses his vision and he can never see where it is going to lead.

    • Word count: 779
  12. Being a teenager

    You feel pressure, a strong need to fit in even for just a moment, and even though you are told by your parents, "no matter what grade you get we will always love you." There is still a deep feeling inside that if you don't do well, you will let your parents down and you will destroy your life. There is also a fear suppressed and hidden beneath the surface, that if you do too well, you will be called a "stew" by all of your peers.

    • Word count: 662
  13. Normandy Landing creative piece

    I got a fistful of red water in my face. I was drenched. My eyes started burning. They were loads of moans as everybody tried to get the salt out of their eyes and mouths. BOOM! The canister next to us blew up and there was a big splash in the air. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! This was life in war. I sat with my heavy backpack waiting to enter war straight in it's face. I sat there talking to my comrades, killing time. The backpack was to survive me for 3 weeks! The pack was filled with clothing, food and "most importantly" ammunition; at least that's what our commander told us.

    • Word count: 972
  14. Not my best side

    The second part in the perspective of the girl being rescued and in this case, the author gives it a bit of a twist because the reader would normally expect the girl to want to be saved from the horrible monster, but she doesn't! In fact, she's actually mad at the knight for trying to save her because she was enjoying the dragon's company; instead of being terrified of the monster she finds him "nicely physical and sexy" Finally, she doubts the credibility and attractiveness of the knight and says she prefers the dragon.

    • Word count: 708
  15. Compare and contrast the two poems Sonnet by Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Sonnet 138 by William Shakespeare.

    can reach..." (Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Sonnet). However, the nature of their love is very different. In Sonnet, the subject person is admired, idolised and appreciated ("I love thee with the breath, smiles, tears, of all my life!"). Browning writes as someone who is so in love that she is even blinded by it. This is shown as she doesn't mention any faults, perhaps because she doesn't see any. The writer just loves this person with anything and everything she is.

    • Word count: 912
  16. Women often display their identities through their external appearance. How are womens identities portrayed in mirror and one other poem?

    * However, both women have contrasting attitudes towards change Mirror- is not content with the fact that she has changed. She wishes that she was still young, attractive etc; "tears and an agitation of hands". Furthermore, "in me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman rises towards her day after day like a terrible fish". Comment on use of word 'terrible' - emphasises her fear of change. Tears reveal the extent of her insecurities lack of contentment with her identity and appearance, which go hand in hand.

    • Word count: 951
  17. How does Hughes convey his sense of the Power of nature in this poem?

    The first two stanzas put the jaguar into context: all the animals of the zoo are yawning and nearly in a lethargic state, this is emphasized by the long "a" syllables employed: "The apes yawn and adore their fleas in the sun". These apes, normally great, powerful and dignified creatures seem tired and incapable of any effort whatsoever. The lifestyle these animals have seem irrelevant to their nature. In the next verse the parrots are compared to tarts trying to attract a stroller.

    • Word count: 878
  18. Analysis of Warning

    There is a clear message of defiance and mischief. The good thing about old age is that nobody cares so much about what you look like or what you do. You can get away with most things and all people will do is call you eccentric! It is very normal for every middle-aged person to be worried about the prospect of growing old. People usually pretend to be young always and try to postpone old age. On the contrary, the speaker, in this poem "Warning", looks forward to, being old.

    • Word count: 602
  19. A compassion of, stop all the clocks, Cut the telephone by W.H Auden And Remeberby Christana Rosselt

    "Remember me when I am gone away" In an attempt to comfort the lover who will be left behind. The poem "stop all the clocks.." is about The speaker in the poem he has lost love in his life, and believes his life is meaningless without out that person who has died. This outlines that now the is nothing for the speaker and the is no need to go on with his or hers life. The poem "remember" is about a woman who is going to die, she wants to help him to move on after the death. "Better by far you should forget and smile than that you should remember and be sad" that is a quote from the poem.

    • Word count: 637
  20. Pre - 1914 Poetry Coursework

    It also fits in with how women were thought of in this time period as they were mainly depicted as goddesses or angels by many men, I think this is obsessive love because its like he keeps ranting on about how beautiful she is and how she is faultless in appearance he even goes as far as to say 'Her feet, fair thetis praiseth evermore.' This shows the kind of extent he goes to, describing her feet which shows just how obsessive his love is for this women, he says her feet, should be praised ever more this showed how

  21. English Commentary- two hands

    Thus, he performs several surgeries everyday, from morning, till the night. He is a hardworking and diligent man as he works late into the night and even attends to a patient in the night. He doesn't seem to be very comfortable with writing as he is with surgeries as it is mentioned that "a pencil nodding stiffly in the hand." and "led a scalpel an intricate dance". By using the word "dance", the poet brings about his father's artistic trait and effectively shows his father to be very comfortable in the midst of a surgery.

    • Word count: 991
  22. Imagine you are Siegfried Sassoon, write a letter to a friend at the Home Front describing how you feel about the war

    Yes, they do not even get themselves new clothes because if they do a brief exercise of walking, they will get tired soon and already start to pant heavily. Now, do you see how fat, unfit and frail the scarlet Majors are? In addition, while the soldiers are suffering from incessant and violent fights, those Generals just sit tight in their hotel, hide in safety and enjoy their mundane joys.

    • Word count: 617
  23. What were they like? and vultures both deal with the idea of cruelty in war. Compare the ways they do this.

    The poets deal with the theme of cruelty in war in a number of different ways for example in Levertov's 'What were they like?' it uses lingual devices to show how the life of Vietnam has dramatically been altered. "...can say? It is silent now." It's showing us that after the war everything is silent. There is no more singing. No more dancing, ceremonies and laughter. All these things are what make up life so it's saying that there is no more life after the war.

    • Word count: 839
  24. Compare in the 2 poems how a sense of nature is created

    In Patrolling Barnegat the storm has already arrived discerned by 'Wild, wild the storm' also at the end of the lines there are. There are two parts to Storm on the Island; the first is explaining what the land is like, then the storm actually hitting.

    • Word count: 365

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