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"Welsh Landscape" "Small Window" and "Reservoirs" exhibit R.S Thomas views on Wales and Welshness compare and Contrast the poems with regards to content and structure.

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"Welsh Landscape" "Small Window" and "Reservoirs" exhibit R.S Thomas views on Wales and Welshness compare and Contrast the poems with regards to content and structure. In this essay I am going to discuss, compare and contrast the three poems written by R.S Thomas. The three poems arse based on Wales and Welshness. R.S Thomas' views are very clear in these poems. R.S Thomas was brought was brought up in Cardiff in a non-Welsh speaking community. R.S Thomas did not learn how to speak Welsh until he moved to Welsh speaking communities. When R.S Thomas wrote these poems he felt as if he couldn't express himself as good as he could in the English language, So he decided not to write his poems in welsh and wrote them through the English language. The first poem I am going to discuss is "The Small Window".This poem was written by R.S Thomas as a reaction to the phenomenon in the 20th century.The phenomenon first accured in small villages in Penrhyn-Llyn when people from England came to Penrhyn-Llyn and offerd the welsh so much money they would not refuse to move out of their homes and turn them into holiday homes.Welsh people felt bitter over the situation.The welsh people decided it was wrong ...read more.

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Some people agreed to do that but they bodies were left on trucks and wernt even put into a different graveyard. Tryweryn was then flooded in the 1960's by the people of Liverpool. When this tragic problem accured it put an idea into R.S Thomas' head that he was to write about this. This inspired Thomas because it was a phenomenon that had happened in his own home country and it obviously meant something to him. Also in my opinion I think that Thomas chose to write this poem because it was based on Nature,Culture and Wales and they were mostly the themes Thomas chose to write about. The main themes in "Reservoirs" are Wales,Nature and Disgust. R.S Thomas were disgusted by England and their decision. People seemd offended because they felt as if they were getting used and evicted from their homes for the people of England to have less shortages of water. R.S Thomas uses devices in this poem such as tripling, repulsive vocabulary and enjambement.By expressing his thoughts through using different devices it brings the poem to life and makes it more effective and more realistic. It also helps Thomas bring more attention to the point he is trying to convey in the poem.In the first few ...read more.

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Without the people of Wales there will be no language no country. Also "Welsh Landscape" is very similar to another welsh poem written by Iwan Llwyd called "11:12:82". This poet also applies the welsh people as being weak and living in the past, not moving on practically paralised. Iwan goes on talking about how he thinks the Welsh is not looking ahead on life and always looking back on the bad things that have hapend. Also R.S Thomas says this in "Welsh Landscape" that there is no present in Wales and there never will be until the people of Wales begin to speak up for themselves and show they can improve the country. The way R.S Thomas expresses his feelings about Wales and Welshness in these three poems are very similar. He expresses his feelings by going through unforunate events that have gone on in his country. He gives me the impression he has no pity for the people of Wales and he had enough of the people not helping and speaking up to save their own country. All three poems are very very similar and speak about Wales and the negative points he have noticed about the people and country. Ashleigh Harper! ...read more.

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