Compare And Contrast "Telephone Conversation" And "You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly"
Compare And Contrast "Telephone Conversation" And "You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly" The two poems "Telephone Conversion" by Wole Soyinka and the poem "You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly" by U A Fanthorpe are both about people being interviewed. In the poem, "You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly" there is a candidate edgily sitting in the interviewing room being humiliated and slowly being pushed into the ground and gradually rejected by the interviewer. The candidate is being humiliated in a private room whilst, in the poem, "Telephone Conversation" there is a student, who has come from Africa and he wants to rent a flat from a landlady. He is talking on a public telephone to the landlady; the landlady is humiliating him even on the phone because of his colour. The student does not like to waste his time so he confesses he is African. He thinks the public are watching his degradation in the street so he is getting embarrassed; all he could see is red, "Red booth. Red pillar - box. Red double tiered Omnibus squelching tar." The poet also uses a metaphor to show he wants to hide in the public phone box although it is in the full view of the public. "Public hide and speak" In the poem, "Telephone Conversation" we can also hear the student's point of view as well as the landlady's but we sympathise with the student. Most times we take the narrators side and we feel
I will attempt to analyse and compare two different poems which are called 'dear Mr Lee' and 'leaving school'.
POEM ESSAY (Dear Mr Lee, Leaving School) I will attempt to analyse and compare two different poems which are called 'dear Mr Lee' and 'leaving school'. Dear Mr lee is about who is writing to his/her favourite writer. This is about the impact the student experienced from reading the book written by Laurie Lee (Mr Lee) at school. Dear Mr Lee is about a fan of the book 'cider with Rosie' (his/her favourite book). She/he had read it so many times that they can imagine living with the writer. The student has a romantic lifestyle because s/he wants to play the fiddle, the student also wants to follow in Mr Lee's footsteps and become a poet. Leaving school is about an eight year old boy who arrives at boarding school, very excited but starts to fell like he doesn't fit in properly 'I was eight when I set into the world', I thought it was going to be fun'. The little boy cannot adjust to the way of life at boarding school for example the timetables, rules and router. The student in 'dear Mr lee' says that s/he didn't want to write about the book and talk about how a book can be ruined by analysing it to much make's u see it in a different viewpoint which u may not like 'I didn't want to write a character sketch of your mother under headings, it seemed wrong somehow, when you had made her so lovely' the fan also thinks that s/he would know what sort of person Laurie Lee is and what
How is the world of childhood presented in 'Hide and Seek', 'Leaving School' and 'Half Past Two'?
How is the world of childhood presented in 'Hide and Seek', 'Leaving School' and 'Half Past Two'? 'Hide and Seek', 'Leaving School' and 'Half Past Two' are all about children who at one point in all the three poems are alone, uncertain and confused. In each poem the poet is writing from a different perspective. Vernon Scannell is looking back on when he was a boy, and remembers one game of hide and seek which he describes in detail. He uses the word "You" which is ambiguous. It could mean the poet is addressing the readers or he could be addressing himself as a child. The poet U.A Fanthorpe is writing describing a little boy. She takes us into his mind so we can see what happens from the child's perspective. U.A Fanthorpe used to be a teacher so she may have been describing something that once happened when she was a teacher. Hugo Williams writes the poem 'Leaving School' as if he is telling the readers the story of when he went to boarding school. He uses the word "I" a lot, which gives the impression that he is talking about himself at the time when he was going through this traumatic experience. Each of the boys in the three poems is at times confused and isolated. In ' Hide and Seek' the boy is puzzled by the fact that his friends do not come to find him and this makes him feel cut off from the world around him. "The darkening garden watches. Nothing Stirs." (We
How do: "Telephone Conversation" by Wole Soyinka and "Not My Best Side" by U.A Fanthorpeconvey a feeling of disappointment and judgement?
Comparative Poem Essay By David Hughes I will be using quotes from the poems to explore the question: How do: "Telephone Conversation" by Wole Soyinka and "Not My Best Side" by U.A Fanthorpe convey a feeling of disappointment and judgement? Throughout this essay I will be analysing these two reasonably short poems, comparing their structure, language and tone. Firstly I will be focusing on the structure of the poems. "Telephone conversation" is more or less one block of writing using different sentence structure (syntax) but "Not my best side" is split up into stanzas, each of which contains a different voice: stanza 1 is that of the dragon, and he explains his side of the story, criticising the way he is depicted in the painting. Stanza 2 describes the maiden's feelings about being rescued. Stanza 3 gives us the knight's point of view; he feels that he deserves to rescue anyone with his "prototype armour" and his "latest model" horse. These stanzas give the audience a clear indication of who is speaking.The sentence structure of "Telephone conversation" is somewhat distorted, for example:"...but madam, you should see (new line) The rest of me." As a result the lines are all roughly the same length, so that the poem keeps its continuity and more importantly emphasises the last sentence, which is very brief: "See for yourself?" This is ultimately the message of the poem,
“Half Past Two,” and “Dear Mr Lee,”
Essay The two poems "Half Past Two," and "Dear Mr Lee," are both written by U.A.Fanthorpe. They are both about school-life, one from a young child's point of view and the other from an older child's point of view. The titles of these two poems do not, at a first glance, give the reader the distinct impression that they are about school-life. The reader's first thought on the poem "Half Past Two," is probably that it is about a meeting. A first impression from "Dear Mr Lee" could be that it was a letter. Although both the ideas fit very well into the poems, it is hard to get a full impression of what is exactly going on in the poems. Both poems give quite negative impressions of school. "Half Past Two," mentioning that the child does not quite understand what is going on, and that the teacher has left him on his own "I forgot all about you." Fanthorpe makes the reader feel quite sympathetic towards the child as the poem implicates him feeling quite bewildered and worried. "He was too scared of being wicked...." This could perhaps make the reader have negative feelings towards school, once realising what a terrible time the boy was having. "Dear Mr Lee," gives strong, negative feelings towards the teacher, the teaching system, and school. An older child writes the poem and expresses his opinions on his favourite book in contrast to his feelings about English lessons
"The day my bum went psycho" written by Andy Griffiths.
"The day my bum went psycho" written by Andy Griffiths book report by Sebastien Hammond 9f This children's fiction book about a young boy's bum running away from him and bums creating a new world order is ,in actual fact, pretty hopless. The book is incredibly simple to read and understand, as it was written for 8 - 12 year olds. The main character in the book is a young boy named Zack. Zack is a typical boy, set around the targeted age level, who's only worries in life are computer games and whats on the tele. To me, Zack doesn't really seem to differ from any other 10 year old boy. He has the exact same amount of adventure and imagination as any other child of that age. He loves to fight evil and fight for justice. E.g - pg 54. "Zack knew his tennis raquet would be no use against that many bums" Zack is an adventurous young boy who indulges in the stupidity of the book and seems to adore the toilet humour (no pun intended) which this book clearly delivers. Never-the-less, I must congradulate Andy Griffiths on the way he fits the language and reactions of Zack in today's ( 2002 ) modern day society, in Melbourne. I can really invision many young boys and girls laughing their headds off at this book. The theme of the book would most probably have to be bum jokes and toilet humour. It exposes bum jokes and toilet humour in a way that the younger audience can really
Comparing “Warning” By Jenny Joseph and “Old Man, Old Man” By U.A. Fanthorpe
Comparing "Warning" by Jenny Joseph and "Old man, old man" by U.A Fanthorpe There are many ways of viewing the ever-nearing presence of old age, but we all seem to have different attitudes towards it. There is the one opinion that many of us have and it's the typical stereotyped view that we will slowly, deteriorate physically and mentally, where we will lose the independence, wit and charming looks we once had and will sit in a rocking chair reminiscing with an old photo album whilst awaiting the arrival of death. However there is also a less pessimistic view and that's what Jenny Joseph tries to demonstrate in "warning" and quite the opposite is UA Fanthorpe with "Old man, old man". In the following Composition I will be comparing how Fanthorpe and Joseph analyse old age in their poems. U A Fanthorpe who is quite mysterious when she writes old man and keen on putting hidden messages that one must uncover if one wants to truly understand the poem. In this particular poem it shows the life of an old man to whom everything has become quite misty and one gets the feeling he is nearing the end and basically all he does is sit and look back on the days when he was a DIY man. Fanthorpe like to use things like "things in bottle with tacky labels" to represent how much of a clutter and confusion he has become. By portraying him in this manner she displays the complete opposite as
An appraisal of the poetic techniques used by the poet U.A.Fanthorpe and what effect she was trying to achieve.
An appraisal of the poetic techniques used by the poet U.A.Fanthorpe and what effect she was trying to achieve. The poet U.A. Fanthorpe writes a lot of very unconventional, light-hearted poetry. In this essay, I am going to study what techniques she uses and what effects she tries to achieve. From her considerable and varied works I have chosen the following four poems:- Half-past Two Telling the tale of a young schoolboy who is temporarily excluded from the normal school day, with surprising consequences Dear Mr. Lee A young reader pouring out troubles to their favorite Author. You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly One side of an extraordinary interview Not My Best Side A personal view of proceedings in Uccello's painting of St. George's slaying the Dragon as seen from the three parties involved. Although very different in their content and subject matter, all four poems use common techniques. Each technique is used to great effect. To create a Persona is to use words to convey a personality, feelings and reactions to another character or fictuous character situation. The examples where U. A. Fanthorpe uses this technique to good effect are You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly. Without any descriptive introduction the reader easily gets the impression of an interviewer who is probably female, very confident, unfeeling and has taken an instant dislike to the
Discussing the main theme and features of the poem 'Old Man, Old Man' written by U.A. Fanthorpe.
Old Man, Old Man I am going to be discussing the main theme and features of the poem 'Old Man, Old Man' written by U.A. Fanthorpe. The main theme of this poem is the relationship between and elderly man and his daughter. The relationship is exploited through memories that are brought up throughout the poem. The Old Man used to be a person who "did-it-himself" and didn't like to accept help from other people. However the father has become unable to deal with what life throws at him by himself and resents help from his daughter, who seems to be quite glad of his weaker state. I believe this to be because she had always wanted to help her father but he would refuse it and now she can make a difference and help him. The old man has a stereotypical view of women. This is shown during the poem as he doesn't accept help from a woman although it is clear he needs it, he seems to think that a man, or in this case a son is far more able to do things than a daughter, he thinks his daughter is incompetent. "Not good with daughters" (line 12) supports the idea that he would have preferred to have had a son, whether it is because he would find it easier to socialise with or believes they would have more things in common it is not evident, this also tells us that she must be the daughter of this old man hence why she knows so much about him. The old man makes no effort at all to try and
In "Not My Best Side" U A Fanthorpe challenges the traditional, stereotypical characters in the legend Of St George and the dragon only to replace them with another equally stereotypical
In "Not My Best Side" U A Fanthorpe challenges the traditional, stereotypical characters in the legend Of St George and the dragon only to replace them with another equally stereotypical set In the poem "Not my best side" U A Fanthorpe has challenged the orthodox images of the characters in Uccello's painting of St George and the Dragon. She has successfully manipulated them into modern day caricatures. Through traditional stereotypical views and legends, Uccello has portrayed the fire-breathing dragon as grotesque and beastly. Yet this is the dragon whom a boy no older than a teenager, can tame. The poem contrasts any stereotypical view the reader may have taken and reveals that the dragon is no more innocent than the other characters. In the first sentence of the first stanza, the reader is confronted by a dress conscientious victim of fashion; this is hardly a fire-breathing monster. The dragon criticises all but himself, from the painter Uccello who, "didn't give me a chance to pose properly" to the, "horse with a deformed neck". Fanthorpe has given such a beast a pitiful personality the painter is described as a, "poor chap" however this is not an obvious reaction expected from such a beast. The phrases used by the dragon portray how the poem is the inverse of the painting itself. The fact that the angle of the picture was not in his favour has proven to