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In the poems Full Moon and Little Freida By Ted Hughes, and Time by Allen Curnow, there are many lines which are particularly striking.

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In Two Poems Explore In Detail Lines Which You Find Particularly Striking In Two Poems In the poems Full Moon and Little Freida By Ted Hughes, and Time by Allen Curnow, there are many lines which are particularly striking. Time is represented by Curnow as everything, from the tiniest existence in our lives ? dust, to the largest and most dominating thing on the planet ? a mountain. It is personified into one superficial being ? something that is responsible for our very own existence. Without time, nothing exists, making it god-like. Full Moon and Little Freida on the other hand, is an instantaneous snapshot of an evening with the poet?s infant daughter. Where the daughter is fascinated by the moon and reaches out for it. In Full Moon and Little Freida, one line I find most striking is the first stanza of the poem. ...read more.

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Another important, if not THE most important line in the poem, is ??Moon?! You suddenly cry, ?Moon! Moon!? The Moon has stepped back like an artist gazing amazed at a work of art that points at him amazed.? It is almost comical how Hughes views Freida as a ?mirror? previously in the poem, that is gazing amazed at the moon, the largest reflecting object visible to the naked eye. The repetition of the ?oo? sound in ?moon? sounds as if Freida is exclaiming in fascination at the moon, now that she has discovered it exists. ?Moon? is repeated three times to emphasise the presence and each is followed by exclamation marks to supplement the unexpected action. The word ?suddenly? adds to the shocking effect. Simile is used to create imagery to describe the shock ?like an artist gazing amazed at a work? which depicts the surprise. ...read more.

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It is responsible for giving us memories, and is so great it is beyond anything human imagination can gather. By describing itself like this, it creates an impression upon us of being a mind-boggling controlling influence. Also, by referring to the ?Mountainous Fabrics?, Curnow gives the reader the impression that time is the force, the fabric, which is holding the world together. Finally, both ?Full Moon and Little Freida? and ?Time? have important lines which are laden with meaning and thought. Both poems have an underlying tone which is only brought to surface when thoroughly examined and analysed. So in conclusion, , both Full Moon and Time are important poems with many different lines, each with its own special meaning, both ?Full Moon? and ?Time? are important poems with many significant lines, each with its own special meaning. Word Count: 728 ...read more.

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