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A Comparison of two poems This is an essay which will compare and contrast two poems "Woman work" written by Maya Angelou and "Lore" written by R.S Thomas. I' am going to write about the similarities and differences that occur in these poems. I will explain why they occur, to explain I will use quotations from each poem. Both the poems that I shall explore are about work but have different mood's and views on work. When I first looked at the titles I thought "Woman work" was about a woman working very hard and when I first looked at "lore" I thought it was about something which has been past down because Lore means past down. Both poem's I 'am going to look at are about work but have very different views on work. Such as in "Woman work" the narrator seems very busy and has no time to do any thing. I think this because t the start of the poem there is a list of things to do such as "The floor to mop". ...read more.

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I think he likes his work because he says certain things like "miserable kick my arse!" this mean he is not miserable and he likes his life. The narrator Job Davies works as a farmer and has a hard but simple life. I think R.S Thomas mentions the seasons during this poem because farmers do not just work in the sun and the summer they work in all conditions no matter what. Also when the narrator says about the "rhythm of the long scythe" I think this means he used to work with a long scythe which is very hard work this describes hard physical work which is similar to the work in the poem woman work. I think that Job Davies is happy with his life this contrasts to the narrator of woman work because I think she wants to change her life and move on to bigger things in her life. In "lore" the narrator eats quite simple food's which is similar to his life which is also very simple. ...read more.

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The rhyme/rhythm both contribute to the poems meaning e.g. lore is written in quatrains and in rhyming couplets which makes it quiet simple and easy like Job Davies life and work. In both poems they talk about real life issues such as in "Woman Work" she talks about how woman have to stay home and work but how most woman do not want to work all the time. In "Lore" Job Davies is a real life issue because he is a real life issue because he is very old and has worked hard all his life. I think that "Woman Work" gives us a clearer picture of what is happening because of the description the poet uses. In the first stanza the poet creates a good picture of what the woman has to do. The poet uses short non-punctuated sentences and good description of what she has to do. But I think that R.S Thomas use of dear descriptive language is clearer than Maya Angelou's I think this because Job Davies is based on a real life character but Maya Angelou's character is made up ...read more.

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