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I will attempt to analyse and compare two different poems which are called 'dear Mr Lee' and 'leaving school'.

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POEM ESSAY (Dear Mr Lee, Leaving School) I will attempt to analyse and compare two different poems which are called 'dear Mr Lee' and 'leaving school'. Dear Mr lee is about who is writing to his/her favourite writer. This is about the impact the student experienced from reading the book written by Laurie Lee (Mr Lee) at school. Dear Mr Lee is about a fan of the book 'cider with Rosie' (his/her favourite book). She/he had read it so many times that they can imagine living with the writer. The student has a romantic lifestyle because s/he wants to play the fiddle, the student also wants to follow in Mr Lee's footsteps and become a poet. Leaving school is about an eight year old boy who arrives at boarding school, very excited but starts to fell like he doesn't fit in properly 'I was eight when I set into the world', I thought it was going to be fun'. The little boy cannot adjust to the way of life at boarding school for example the timetables, rules and router. The student in 'dear Mr lee' says that s/he didn't want to write about the book and talk about how a book can be ruined by analysing it to much make's ...read more.

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Like a child would speak without linking their sentences. They jump from one point on to another. Both the poems are similar because they are not written in formal language it is written more from younger person's point of view. The student also uses personification when s/he says 'I often take you to bed with me to cheer me up'. The student talks about Mr Lee's book but the sentence is structured to make the reader think that the student is talking about Mr Lee. The book is personified as Mr Lee. Also in 'leaving school' there is personification when the headmaster's wife tells the eight year old boy to think of the timetable as a game of battleships. The timetable is personified as a game of battleships. Imagery in 'dear Mr Lee' is used in the last sentence when the student quotes what Mr smart says 'with my punctuation, to consider poetry as a career is enough to make the angels weep. Imagery is used in 'leaving school' when the eight year old boy says 'the headmasters wife told me to think of the timetable as a game of battle ships. ...read more.

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Conclusion Overall, I thought that both poems were quite similar but also quite different because they were both about negative experiences at school but also the poems were structured differently 'dear Mr Lee' is structured to look like a letter from a fan to an author whereas 'Leaving School' is structured to look like a poem because it has three verses. Both poems had imagery but it was structured differently 'leaving school' had imagery when the headmaster spoke to the eight year old boy and 'Dear Mr Lee' has imagery when the teacher talks about the students punctuation near the end of the poem. The poem which had the most impact on me was 'Leaving School' because this was what sounded real to me because I went through the same problems when I started school, I was very shy like the eight year old boy is and I didn't ask for help when I needed it but 'dear Mr lee' is also a very good poem because this is what a lot of teenagers go through (dreaming about being someone else) and having an idol who they want to be exactly like and someone is always their to bring them back to real life and keep their feet on the ground. ...read more.

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