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First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky First Love by John Clare Comment on these poems and their effect on you. Discuss the poets attitudes to love and rejection.

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Pre nineteen fifteen-poetry comparison First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky First Love by John Clare Comment on these poems and their effect on you. Discuss the poets' attitudes to love and rejection. Discuss structure, language techniques and mood. Compare and contrast the poems. End by commenting on your favourite poem. First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky In this piece of coursework I intend to comment on the poem "First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky" and discuss the structure , language, techniques and mood of the poem. The poem "First Ice by Andrei Voznesensky" is describing the moment after a partner has rejected a girl. It doesn't tell us anything about how the rejection came about but the poem describes the girl and her feeling of coldness and loneliness. In the first verse on the first line it says, "A girl freezes in a telephone booth. In her draughty overcoat hides." This emphasises that she is in shock and this could also mean that she is cold. In the third line it says, " a face all smeared in tears and lipstick." ...read more.

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In the first line of the first stanza it says, "I ne'er was struck before that hour", this line tells us that the poet was never struck with so much love for a person ever in his life. In the second line it says, "With love so sudden and so sweet", this line tells us that the poet fell in love so suddenly; this line uses alliteration, "so sudden and so sweet." In the third line it says "Her face it bloomed like a sweet flower and stole my heart away complete" this is a simile and it's emphasising her beauty. In the fourth line it says "My face turned pale as deadly pale My legs refused to walk away" this means that he was dumbstruck and that he couldn't move a single step. In the final line of the first verse it says "And when she looked, what could ail? My life and all seemed turned to clay." This means that he is shocked and he can't move. His life revolved around the love he had for this girl. ...read more.

Conclusion

In the third line it says "She seemed to here my silent voice, Not love's appeals to know." This emphasises that she seemed to know how he feels for her but she did not reciprocating his love. In the fifth line it says "I never saw so sweet a face As that I stood before." This emphasises that he's given her his heart. The third stanza shows the change is season that is used as a reflection of the progression of their love. This is an indication of the change in their relationship, it also shows the death of their relationship "My heart has left its dwelling-place And can return no more". Also, this means that he's fallen for this woman so much but she just couldn't return his love. I will now compare the two poems by starting about the similarities of both poems. In both poems they used the season of winter, both used repetition and both talked about abandonment. The differences in both poems are that similies in first love and none in the first ice. Also, First Ice is in the third person and First Love is in first person and one is about a woman and the other is about a man. ...read more.

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