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"Examine DH Lawrence's 'Mountain Lion' and 'Snake', showing how the poet a) uses language and poetic techniques for the emotive effect. b) presents moral and social ideas.
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Josh F Keeler September 12th 2001
English and English Literature Essay: Post 1900 Poetry (Social, Cultural and Historical Context).
"Examine DH Lawrence's 'Mountain Lion' and 'Snake', showing how the poet a) uses language and poetic techniques for the emotive effect.
b) presents moral and social ideas.
Which of the two poems do you consider more effective and why?"
DH Lawrence (1885-1930) is one of the outstanding British authors of the early 20th century. It was obvious from an early age that Lawrence was a gifted child. Raised in a working class environment, he was the son of a Nottinghamshire miner. His mother, however, was from a middle class background. Due to the social contrast their marriage was not successful and Lawrence would often have to witness his father coming home drunk and beating his mother. Despite his background, Lawrence received a first class education by earning scholarships through high school and university. He attended Nottingham University, qualified as a teacher in 1908 and worked at a school in Croydon until 1912. He rejected society and society rejected him and his somewhat radical views. In the same year he eloped with Freiedra Weekley, the
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