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RS Thomas comparing cynddylan and lore
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RS Thomas grew up in a very poor area of northern Wales, dominated by Greenland and oblivious to most forms of industry and modernisation. Later in life he became a Vicor in one of these typical areas. This was all Thomas' inspiration towards his writings as became a poet. His poems focus on natural beauty.
The two poems we looked closely at were 'Cynddylan' and 'Lore'.
In Cynddylan, Thomas contrasts a farmer's personality to farming after he has started using a tractor on everyday work on his land with before when all his farming was done by hand and tool. Cynddylans' attitude towards nature has now been changed by this machine that helps him but masks the beauty of his surroundings.
Lore, on the other hand, is about a dedicated and traditional well experienced eighty-five year old farmer who sticks to the natural way of farming by paying to attention to all driven machines and prefers to stick with conventional methods to tend his soil throughout life.
In my essay I will compare this modernised farmer in 'Cynddylan' from this traditional and more respected farmer in 'Lore'. I will show similarities and differences in accordance to
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