• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

The title of Crabbed Age and Youth is important because it gives us an idea of Deloneys view of age

Extracts from this document...


Crabbed Age and Youth? is quite a self-explanatory poem. You wouldn?t really have to delve onto the poem too much to discover that it?s about a person who despises the effects of ageing, and as a consequence praises the youths. I would like to mention that no-one really knows who had written this poem, one poet who is also supposed to have written this poem is a man called Thomas Deloney, who died a year after ?crabbed age and youth? was written. Consequently it makes sense if he had composed this poem because the poet seems to be jealous of the youth or even have resentment towards youth altogether, due to the line ?Age I do abhor thee, Youth I do adore thee.?Also Shakespeare tended to write in iambic pentameter, which this poem is not. Therefore I will be saying that the poet is Deloney. Despite this if I interpret this poem to refer to the relationship between a child and parent, and then ultimately the poet who has written this is of no significance. Initially when you read this you can see that Deloney seems to have a stereotypical of view of those who are older. ...read more.


are happy mothers made?, to which Capulet answers by saying that young mothers are ?too soon marr?d?. By defending his and his daughter?s actions, shows him to be a protective father. There is no doubt that along the path of parenthood there will be clashes between a parent and child, of which the child or parent feels that they ?cannot live together?, due to different factors, the most prominent of which is a severe clash of opinions. We know not to take the line ?cannot live together? literally, because Deloney is talking about the two opinions of the youth and the old and how they are so severely differentiated, almost contradictory. I translate this stanza to mean that the two opinions are so contradictory that neither can win the argument. I can refer this to the poem ?Catrin?, in which Gillian Clarke talks about a ?red rope of love? which represents the bond that a parent and child have. To demonstrate how contradictory these 2 opinions are, Deloney offers us a variety of antithesis, such as ?Youth like summer? Age like winter?, ?Youth is hot? Age is...Cold?. The roles in this parent child relationship are clear to us; Capulet even tells us that he thinks of Juliet as a ?whining mammet?. ...read more.


for more independence, by asking them to, to blatantly put it, go away. The word ?sweet? here makes the plea of independence seem desperate, because it seems as if the child is trying to compliment and flatter the parent)s) into letting them become more independent, which is quite cunning. We can compare this to ?Catrin?, in which Gillian says her daughter looks innocent, yet has a ?Defiant glare.? This ?defiant glare? shows how her daughter is no longer obedient and is starting to want more independence. The word ?defiant? makes the mood seem quite hostile, because it seems as if the daughter is challenging her mother, being confrontational and quite openly disobedient. The words ?defiant glare? makes me feel quite uneasy and as if the daughter has done something terribly wrong just by asking if she ?may skate?. For one more hour?. We could also compare this to ?Follower? in which the boy?s father is ?mapping the furrow exactly?, and so we can that the father is a perfectionist and perhaps controlling due to the word ?mapping?. He is carefully thinking about what he is about to do and so controlling the situation. We could also interpret this to mean that the father is guiding the boy to become a ploughman just as his father is. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Other Poets section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Other Poets essays

  1. Robert Frosts The Road Not Taken and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening ...

    way to choose because this is the first step of heading into success or failure in life. At the end of the poem, the speaker says, "that has made all the difference", which shows choosing the harder path gives the speaker the fulfillment he sought.

  2. Sonnet 43- How Do I Love Thee. This sonnet by Elizabeth Browning is ...

    This sonnet has a Petrarchan rhyme scheme and like traditional sonnets it has fourteen lines.

  1. Look again at Upon My Son Samuel his Going for England, Novem 6, 1657 ...

    The language is much more eloquent and somewhat hyperbolic in "A Parental Ode..." and the poet uses bathos liberally to show the contrast between different aspects of parenthood. Lines like "Thou idol of thy parents" show the poet almost worshipping his child whereas the lines within brackets such as "(Drat the boy!

  2. Choose two or three of the poems you have studied by John Donne and ...

    A constant evolving use of satire is used throughout the entire poem, creating sarcastic conceits for each of the potential arguments of the woman in question, using phrases such as "We are not just those persons, which we were?" to patronise his target.

  1. How Does Tennyson use Poetic Devices to Appeal to the Reader?

    However this quote could also be positive. It may be implying that the tower had a nice view and even though the inside was boring, the Lady of Shallot could look in her mirror and see the lovely sight. This interpretation is possible but it is unlikely and it is

  2. Analysis of "The Highwayman" written by Alfred Noyes

    It further suggests that Tim has lost his human senses as he is poisoned with jealousy and rage. Thirdly the poet uses ?repetition? as another technique to create a sense of rhythm. It heightens the emotional impact of events. ?Riding, riding, riding? in stanza one suggests The Highwayman?s eagerness and longing desire to meet his lover.

  1. The primary target of Tennysons poetry is Victorian greed and materialism. How far do ...

    appeals to our sense of sight because he blends unique colours and their hue for and luxurious stones well. This gives the reader that the reason why Sir Bedivere then decides it is ?Better to leave the Excalibur conceal?d? is because it is beautiful and he being greedy and interested

  2. How do the words of Tennyson's poem express Marianas frustration and depression?

    ?she loathed the hour?, although not direct speed, also contains a long vowel, which the sound itself expresses how miserable and depressed she is. The description of sound, (as well as the sound that is produced when reading the words)

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work