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  1. Post-1914 Poetry Comparison How do Plath in Morning Song and Clarke in Catrin suggest their thoughts and feelings about motherhood? - WJEC Eng.Lit

    This breaking of their bond is also implied where Clarke says 'to be two, to be ourselves'. Another interpretation of this is that Clarke sees this as the beginning of their separate identities, and she is anxious to see how the situation will develop. A feeling of anxiousness is portrayed through the entirety of Catrin. We see her anxiety at the thought of being a mother where she says 'traffic lights', as she is seeing her life as being at a crossroads, and she is confused as to what she is to do. Another interpretation of this is that Clarke is apprehensive, just as you would be sitting at a traffic light waiting for it to turn green; she is waiting to get life started with her baby.

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  2. World War 1 Comparitive Essay

    Another idea could be that the men are constantly worried (paranoia) about being heard or coming under attack, hence their 'brains ache' with worry. Also, the use of sibilance throughout the opening creates an uneasy atmosphere and we can sense that the men themselves are uneasy; the sibilance creates a whispering sound; this constant paranoia surrounds the men that if they talk too loud they will die, which in turn creates psychological problems. This conveys the, perhaps uneasy, horror of war because what if affecting the men the most is not the constant 'Exposure' to enemy fire but the constant fear that they are going to be shot at.

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  3. Compare and contrast The Flea(TM) by John Donne and To His Coy Mistress(TM) by Andrew Marvell.

    He is also famous for his holy sonnets. Donne came from a Roman Catholic family, and so he experienced persecution until his conversation to the Anglican church. The second poem is 'To His Coy Mistress' Written by Andrew Marvell, born on the 31st of March 1621 in winstead-in-Halderness East riding of Yorkshire and died on the 16th of August in 1678. He was also a metaphysical poet, and the son of a church of a Church of England Clergyman (also named Andrew Marvell). As a Metaphysical poet, he is associated with John Donne and George Herbert, he was also a friend and a college of John Miton.

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    Compare how Death or the threat of Death is represented in the poems you have studied

    So s/he decides "today I am going to kill something. Anything" S/he wants to be known and feels ignored. When you read the poem, it comes across that the speaker is very lonely, s/he only has pets but no friends. Perhaps this is the reason for their killing along with many other reasons. It comes across that he wants power; he talks about when he squashes a fly against the window with his thumb, "Shakespeare. It was in another language and now the fly is in another language".

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  5. Seamus Heaney : Comparisons

    Not only do they look at the body but they also very closely examine its clothing. By taking the time to look in great detail of the way the clothes were weaved, what colours they were, the fabric used and also the sticking techniques, it helps scientists to date the body as close as they can. These brilliant bog bodies have the extraordinary power to abolish temporal distance, to make the past present. These amazing dead bodies are unbelievably hundreds of years old however people still believe that from their facial expressions we can only begin to imagen the life the bog body had and whether they were killed, murdered, executed or had committed suicide.

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  6. Compare and contrast Tennyson's 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' with Owen's 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' in order to explore the poets' attitudes to war

    The end stanza commemorates the soldier's patriotism "Honour the Light Brigade" in a respectful manner. The poem talks about the soldiers as a whole instead of just centring on one. This highlights the magnificence in war as not just some but everyone will be honoured and feel appreciated if they took part. 'Dulce Et Decorum Est' is also structured very well. It has fewer stanzas than Tennyson's but each one is much precise. The first stanza is on the subject of the trench life and the soldier's condition "Knock-kneed", while the second one is solely about one soldier's gruesome death "And flound'ring like a man in fire or lime".

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  7. Comparing and contrasting of poems 'Woman Work' and Overheard in County Sligo'

    Both of these poems have an interesting story with them. These stories allow you to come up with your own conclusions. There is also a very interesting character in each poem. Each character has some similarities and some differences. Some are easier to spot than others. Also the poems in general have a lot of similarities and differences. The title of the first poem is 'Woman Work'. This is using alliteration. This is a very good technique because it will be much more memorable. When a technique such as alliteration, personification or metaphors is used it will stay in someone's head and will be much easier to remember.

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  8. Analysing And Contrasting Two Poems

    The bus boycott was when white people had a priority in getting a seat on the bus. The front part of the bus was known for white people to use and the black people where only allowed to be seated in the backside of the bus. If there were no longer seats at the front of the bus for white people then the black people had no choice and were forced to get up without any questions asked. This particular poem is about r****m and how black people are fighting back to get the equal rights they deserve however, this is all foreshadowed throughout the poem. The poem is also about workers whose lives evolve around work.

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  9. Talk about the 3 stories taken from the Anthology book.

    The ending of the story is ambiguous. There are many possible meanings- Alice's tears could be for her grandfather or for her boyfriend. It is unknown if her tears are tears of joy or sadness. `Flight` is partly about leaving home and becoming independent in life. It is about natural and inevitable events in the duration of a person's life. `Flight` is described in the phrase "Rites of Passage", this is about growing up and moving on to new things.

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  10. How do 'Telephone Conversation', 'Not My Best Side' and 'You Will be Hearing From Us Shortly' each portray prejudice, r****m and stereotypes?

    She is perhaps shocked that a black man has actually asked her for a room. There is also silence after the landlady starts asking him 'How dark' he is, as he is clearly shocked at her response to him informing her that he is African. He has probably had a lot of trouble finding accommodation, due to prejudice of landladies such as the one in this poem. The silence illustrates clearly how shocked he is. In the silence we hear his own thoughts that are going through his head at that second, which shows how shocked he really is, e.g.

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  11. How does Wilfred Owen in Disabled treat the subject of exclusion? Including comparisons with how W.H Auden in Refugee Blues treats the same theme

    The poems remind us that we all have one thing in common, despite our subtle differences, and it is that we are all human and all one species. Therefore we should be united in that respect. In Wilfred Owen?s poem, ?Disabled?, there is a narrator who interjects with the thoughts of the soldier at regular and sometimes irregular intervals. The narrator proves to be an important part of the poems structure and form due to the fact that his perspective shows how other people view the soldier and gives us an idea of why he feels so excluded from everyone.

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Conclusion analysis

Good conclusions usually refer back to the question or title and address it directly - for example by using key words from the title.
How well do you think these conclusions address the title or question? Answering these questions should help you find out.

  1. Do they use key words from the title or question?
  2. Do they answer the question directly?
  3. Can you work out the question or title just by reading the conclusion?
  • Compare The Hyaenas(TM) with War(TM). What shoc

    "In conclusion, the shock tactics used by Kipling and Wallace in these two poems help convey the effect war has on people and how we as humans are to blame for it. These messages are expressed through, the topic of the poems, the behaviour of the characters, the imagery used, the tense in which they are written and the choice of words."

  • Compare and contrast A Wife in London(TM) w

    "In conclusion the audience of the two poems can see how different strategies of approaching similar stories can change the way meaning is illustrated. The main similarity between the two poems is their message although they have been expressed in some very dissimilar ways. The main difference between the two poems is their structure and methods of bringing the pint of the poem across to the reader."

  • Compare the ways in which the poet describes things in Vultures and Night Of The Scorpion"

    "For me, the conclusion of "Vultures" is quite negative. The whole tone of the poem and the descriptive use of imagery is negative and depressing. I think that the poets feel that there is not enough love in this world for people not to harm each other. The message of "Night of the Scorpion" is simple. It says that time heals and love does not need exploring, it is what it is. For this, this conclusion is positive, but less question arising than that of "Vultures"."

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