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How does Half Past Two and Leaving School communicate their different views on education?
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How does Half Past Two and Leaving School communicate their different
views on education?
Karel Kumar 11s11^th March 2003.
The two poems I will compare have been written by two different poets,
who have very different views and experiences on the education system.
Throughout this essay I shall try to bring across their different
ideas and how these ideas are shown in two poems, "Half-Past Two" by U
A Fanthorpe and "Leaving School" by Hugo Williams.
Leaving school is about an eight year old boy, who has been sent off
to boarding school, he finds it hard to re adjust to a military like
environment where children are obedient, smart and have a timetable to
adhere to. He comes from a small primary school; he is not
particularly smart and finds the work he is set very hard. Later on in
the poem he feels rather homesick, he misses his family and friends,
he begins to forget to "put on the right shoes" for example and "I
forgot how to
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