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I am very bothered" by Simon Armitage, "I wouldn't thank you for a Valentine" by Liz Lochhead and "First Ice" by Andrei Voznesensky are poems where the poet uses different styles of writing.

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Introduction

From the poetry you have studied on the theme of love consider how three different poets have revealed their attitudes and experiences through their writing. As long as there has been poetry there has been 'love' poetry. Many poets express their feelings through their writing, therefore many poets write about love and other emotions and feelings attached to it. Different poets have different styles of writing, so approach that particular subject in different ways. "I am very bothered" by Simon Armitage, "I wouldn't thank you for a Valentine" by Liz Lochhead and "First Ice" by Andrei Voznesensky are poems where the poet uses different styles of writing. "I am very bothered." By Simon Armitage is a confessional monologue. The poet is reflecting on past events, he is addressing a woman he loved as a teenager. The poet does not use a rhyming pattern, but instead uses an irregular pattern in three blocks, possibly because he wants the reader to concentrate on what he has to say, as it is important to him. ...read more.

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It is amusing with an ironic look at love and romance. It is the poet's voice in the poem and she is addressing her lover. The poem is arranged in four blocks of long lines. Unlike the previous poem the poet uses a rhyming pattern, the last word a line rhymes with the last word of the next line for every two lines. The poem is humorous and rhyme is used to enhance the comic aspect. The poet makes you picture all the typical decorations in towns and shopping centres on Valentine's Day; she makes you picture all the gifts and cards that can be bought for lovers. The poet uses alliteration, "sticky, sickly saccharine," for more effect. The poem is mocking but ironic. The poet is trying to persuade you that she does not care about expensive gifts, is she trying to act tough? Possibly, that is until the last two words of the poem. At the end of every verse is the line: "I wouldn't thank you for a Valentine." ...read more.

Conclusion

The poet talks in the present tense, this gives the impression that he is watching the girl and writing the poem at the same time. He says: "It is the first time," This gives the impression that he knows the girl, "The first ice if human hurt," He understands how she is feeling and what she is going through. The poem is a sad poem, unlike the first two poems. The poet is saying that love hurts and he possibly knows this too well. The poem has been written to move the reader. I thought the poem was very effective, I felt what the girl felt and it made me see that love can hurt too; it is not always a blissful feeling. 'Love' poetry is always heartfelt as love is a deep emotion. Many poets express their opinions on love and some reveal their deepest emotions through their writing so therefore 'love' poems are generally sincere and very touching. My personal preference is "First Ice" by Andrei Voznesensky as I felt it had more depth than the other two poems. ?? ?? ?? ?? Donna Carson ...read more.

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