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Compare and contrast BY-LOW and Early Morning Feed.

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Ross Cleverly 2004-10-10 Compare and contrast BY-LOW and Early Morning Feed. Q: Compare and contrast BY-LOW and Early Morning Feed. In this essay i will compare and contrast "BY-LOW", a fithteenth century anonymous poem and "Early Morning feed", a modern poem by peter Redgrove Both poems are similar because they are about childcare and only have one parent. They are different because "BY-LOW" is written about a mother caring for a child and she is focused on the baby but in "Early Morning Feed" the father is caring for the child but is focused on other things trying not to give the baby the power. In the first stanza of "Early Morning Feed" Redgrove shows that he loves the child very much by using verbs such ar "darts" which showes his usgency and "listen" which shows how conshouse he is of the baby'e welfare. ...read more.


The man even sais. "he mustn't think he has me springing to his beck and call" although this is true that he is at the baby's "beck and call". In this stanza redgrove uses his first simile "the cool dawn raising like the moon." He also returned to describe the kettle as rattling. He uses this personificaition to show that the kettle is getting irritated. In the third stanza redgrove uses a lot of verbs "springing" "stroke" "smiles" "sidles" "pourse" He uses these to show how urgent the father is. He also uses a metaphor here to say he is moving fast "gallop" and uses a simile "light as a violin". In the fourth stanza Redgrove tells us that the baby has settled and he is going to sleep. ...read more.


She also expressis her sadness by saying she is double sad: "thy mourning makes my sorrow sad." The stanza ends by introducing the fathers situation and how the mother is annoyed with him. She sais how he charmed her but he was false and now has no feelings for her o'r the baby. In the third stanza the mother sais the baby shop so he is happy, but then she goes on to say how she hopes he doesn't grow up llike his father but realises there similarity's and fears he will. In the final stanza the woman changes here attitude towards the father and sais she will always love him nomatter what he does. Throuout the poem there is a is a consistent rhyme and "by-low, lie low." at the end of every stanza. ...read more.

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