Compare and contrast how three poets explore the theme of childhood.

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Compare and contrast how three poets explore the theme of childhood.

I am going to compare the content, language and structure of 3 different poems, half past two, piano and my parents kept me from children who were rough. The piano key themes are a memory of his childhood of his mum and a relationship between a mother and a child, “My parent’s” are about a relationships between a child and a mother, the mother try to keep him away from being a bully or getting bullied and “The half past two” is about a child’s perspective on the adult world whilst all three poem explore the theme of childhood, they have different approaches to the subject.

In the piano poem, the speaker is an old man who is talking about when he was a child, in this poem it is written in first person by D.H Lawrence.

In each stanza he can hear a women singing and make him think of his beloved mother when he was a child.

The structure of piano are in each stanzas at the end of the line are rhyme to other sentence. The length of a stanza are long like the piano note, in each stanza have four lines which the first line goes steady and get faster when it get to the end of a stanza. The word ‘insidious’ is a hard word for 10 years old child to understand, so that mean is written from grownup’s point of view. The enjambment relate to the tempo of piano. In The poem it rhyme to give a  rhyming scheme as aa, bb, cc, dd, ee, ff by using couplets, the first and second lines rhyme in each stanza, the third and fourth lines rhyme in each stanza. These make the poem trying to expressing himself in an orderly fashion or a rhyming way and it rhyme to give the rhythms so that it would not lose the interests of the reader.

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In the poem half past two are written by U.A fanthrope, she portrays the memories of a child who had done “SOMETHING VERY WRONG” and doesn’t understand the time. Where it said “Something Very Wrong” it starts with a capital letter of each word this is for emphasis. The child knows a lot of time “Getting up time, time you were offline and T.V time” but he doesn’t really know the Actual Time like the “half past two time”, you can tell that the boy is about 6 or 7 years old because of him not being able to tell the ...

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