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In class we have studied love poems. I am going to compare two of them. I will call one poem A and one poem B, A is called "The seduction" written in the 20th century. B is called "Cousin Kate" written in the 19th century.

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The cottage maiden refers to this when she says, �Even so I sit and howl in dust. You sit in gold and sing.� As she emphasizes how Kate has risen up the class ladder. Each poem uses distinct rhythm. Poem A uses rhythm of normal speech e.g. �she had nodded, quite enchanted, and her eyes were wide and bright. As he enthused about the Milk Cup, and the next McGuigan fight.� It is as if the rhythm reflects the automatic way the boy is chatting up his latest conquest at the party. The rhythm makes it sound like that to. Poem B the most repetition and rhythm is when she says �My fair-haired son, my shame, my pride, Cling closer, closer yet: your father would give lands for one to wear his coronet.� This reflects her desperation and the comfort from the child. The poems use imagery to set the scene. In poem A the writer says things like �the Mersey, green as a septic wound.� When talking about the place in which the girl was seduced. It has a very urban gritty feel to it. In poem B the writer uses phrases like �a silken knot� and uses the image of a dove. This conveys richness and loveliness. Suggesting that there love affair while it lasted was something special. ...read more.

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