"In their poems "Snake" and "Medallion", D.H. Lawrence and Sylvia Plath describe the snakes in detail. What thoughts and feelings do the poets communicate to you by the images they use?"
Coursework on Animal poems "In their poems "Snake" and "Medallion", D.H. Lawrence and Sylvia Plath describe the snakes in detail. What thoughts and feelings dot he poets communicate to you by the images they use?" In their poems "Snake" and "Medallion", D.H. Lawrence and Sylvia Plath describe the snakes in detail. The poets communicate many thoughts and feelings to the reader by using detailed descriptions of the snakes shown through the layout of the poem, the images and the diction used by each poet. The poem "Snake" is based on D.H. Lawrence's encounter with an innocent snake which came to drink at his own personal water trough. The snake fascinated Lawrence, however due to his ignorance the snake is forced to leave the water trough. The poet's emotions and thoughts before deciding to attack the snake by throwing a log to force it to leave and the poet's guilt are shown to the reader through many aspects. One aspect is the layout of the poem. Lawrence makes the poem seventeen stanzas long in order to give the reader his impressions of the snake. This is because the number of stanzas creates an image of the snake being very long and the detailed content of the poem again shows that the size of the snake. The stanzas are of different lengths and are of free verse. Again Lawrence communicates his feelings to the reader through the layout of the poem suggesting that the
A comparison between 2 poems “Lore” written by R.S Thomas and “Woman Work” by Maya Angelou.
A Comparison between 2 poems "Lore" written by R.S Thomas and "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou Introduction In this assignment I will be studying in detail the 2 poems "Lore" written by R.S Thomas, and "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou. Maya Angelou is a remarkable woman who is well known as one of the greatest voices of contemporary literature. She is an eminent poet, educator, historian, best selling author, actress, and civil rights. The list goes on endlessly. Although not as proficient as Angelou, the welsh poet R.S Thomas is still famous for his 20 volumes of poetry, a career that has expanded for 50 years. He spent his life working as a clergyman in rural Wales. One of his poems was even quoted on the pop phenomenon "Manic Street Preachers" album. The title of the poem "Lore" suggests that this poem is about traditional culture. Verse 1 describes Job Davies life, despite all the hard work; he is still cheerful this is because he is an optimistic and independent being who follows his traditional cultural ways of life. For example instead of using modern technology to meow the lawn he uses the "scythe". In the poem it also suggests that he is against modern technology as it says, "Never mind the machine, whose fuel is human soul" The weather is portrayed as an enemy, as the metaphor "slow poison" is used, it then goes on describing the old and treachery winter, as it
Escape From Alcatraz
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The aim of the financial report is to supply information on the costs and revenue of the school production to the school governors. The finance office had some data on the income and expenditure of the school production.
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Write a study of the opening of DH Lawrence's short story
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In these stories D. H. Lawrence shows animosity between men and women, particularly with husbands and wives. We can also see that this often has roots in class differences.
In these stories D. H. Lawrence shows animosity between men and women, particularly with husbands and wives. We can also see that this often has roots in class differences. These stories are set between the late 1890's and the early 1900's. They are set in industrial towns. The people live in hardship and struggle to make ends meet. The towns are described as dull, dirty, dusty, bleak and lifeless. Fanny and Annie, "The pulse and darkness of red fire from the furnace towers in the sky." The settings are based around the male characters in the stories because it is described as their place of work and affects them in all aspects of their lives. The men are described as tall, handsome and big built characters. Odour of Chrysanthemums, "Man of handsome body... fine limbs" Fanny and Annie, "Fair-haired fellow of thirty-two, with a fair moustache." Whenever the men are introduced into the story there was always a sense of alcohol in the background. The men have animalistic properties. They are rarely described as emotional beings except for Hadrian and the father in You Touched Me. The men are sometimes hinted as being violent. Fannie and Annie, "A man who was no companion to her, a violent man." There is a strong link between the men's place of work and their personality. They get their animalistic properties from their place of work, ironmongers and coal miners need
Original Writing - A jagged scream violently slashed through the silent fabric of the savannah dark.
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Compare the behaviour of the men and women in the two stories, one written before and one after the 1900. Explore what you discover and how you learn of the writer’s viewpoints.
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