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Poetry Comparason of "Follower", by Seamus Heany and "The lesson" by Edward Lucie-Smith.

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Poetry Comparason In this essay iam going to describe in detail two poems, "Follower", by Seamus Heany and " The lesson" by Edward Lucie-Smith. Firstly, Iam going to talk about both poems, going to name the similes, ryme, etc, and then do a comparison between the two poems. First Poem: "Follower". It is a poem in which describes older age. Its the story of a kid who admires the job of his father, and loves how he can dominate his job easily. The kid was always "stumbling" behind his father. Later in poem, the kid has grown up, and its his father "stumbling" behind him. Now I am going to name the literary resources. The poem "Follower", has 5 verses, with 4 lines each. The poem is writen in 1st person, as the cuild is speaking. In the first verse, we can find out a description, of the boys's father fisically. We get an impression of his kind of work in the first line of the first verse, " My father worked with a horse- plough". ...read more.


In the 3rd line of the 2nd verse, "The sod rolled over without breaking", tells us how hard it is to work on land, but also, how good this childs father does it, he can roll the sod perfectly without breaking. On the 3rd verse, i find the least literary resources . There is rhyme, and an important meaning of a verse. The rhyme in this verse is on the line 1, and line 3 "Of reins, the sweating team turned round -Narrowed the angled at the ground" On the last line of the 3rd verse "Mapping the furrow exactly", gives as the impression of his father as an expert, again. He is good enough to make the furrows in straight lines, and perfectly. The last three verses are the most important to me. Its when we get the final conclusion to this poem. "I stumbled in his hob-nailed wake", again we get this falling behind him impression, in which the child is behind his father, trying to keep up with his fathers rythm.Also, again we get an impression of a good work done in line 2, verse 3, " Fell sometimes on the polished sod", the child falls on good soil. ...read more.


grows up, and then its his father who stumbles, and follows him "In his broad shadow round the farm" "I was a nuisance, tripping, falling Yapping always, But today It is my father who keeps stumbling Behind me, and i will not go away." In this verse, there is a meaning for every verse, essential for the conclusion of this poem and rhyme. Line 2, rhymes with line 4, "today, away". There is a jump in time in the 2nd line, when the child grew up, and his father is in old age. Now Iam going to describe the poem, The lesson. The poem the lesson, is about a kid, which father dies, when he is at a bording school. Aparently, by the looks of the poem, he was bullied, and hated school. Here is my poem analysis. This poem is divided in 2 verses, of 8 lines. "Your father's gone, my bald headmaster said", this first line gives us the way in which the child remembers his headmaster, bold, and not very nice, this is the kind of way children seem to remember things. ...read more.

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