Essays on Poem

6-line poem

Scenario: Look at the significance of chapter five to the novel as a whole. Focus on the relevance and effect of writer’s use of language to describe setting, character and what it shows about social and historical influence. Frankenstein is written in a style known […]

The Eve of St Agnes

Keats involves the reader by creating word pictures and expressing details, which appeal to the senses. As the plot develops the characters are brought in to the story. The main character is Madeline. She believes in the superstition of St Agnes’ Eve. Therefore goes to […]

Cynical humour of the poem

Slough is a satrical poem and Betjeman himself satirises and despises it. He invites violence (wants town to be destroyed with a bomb) and he shows dislike when he criticises about how fake the town and the attitudes of the people who live there are. […]

The poem Half-Caste

How does John Agard make the poem Half-Caste seem controversial? Think about the main features of the poet’s language which make it different from Standard English. Is the poem mainly directed against white people who use the term ‘half-caste’? The poem is controversial because it […]

Hard Times

There are many objections to Stephen, as a “weakness” in the novel. However these mostly come from critics who would have preferred a more radical and practical figure in his place. We must not forget that Dickens audience would have been mainly the middle class […]

The poem expresses

The poet is thinking of all the most beautiful aspects of autumn, its products, its occupations, its colors and sounds. First verse he thinks of the way that autumn seems to be joining with the sun in order to ripen more and more fruit and […]

Half Past Two

The poet felt nostalgic for the whole scene. The sheets are graphically described with all the posters covering the walls such as “banners for Miss India 1993”. A high beat of music is detected in the alliterations “curtain cloth and sofa cloth canopy me “. […]

The poem Where I Come From

The poet then talks about how the city is full of skyscraping office buildings built of steel and other sharp precise materials to give a uniform look and feel to the atmosphere, also with great complexes comes great amounts of pollution, which Elizabeth is relating […]

A view from the Bridge

Throughout the play he clearly mentions everything he sees to be manly and this creates the affect of a dramatic device, by Eddie becoming aggressive over what the other characters ideas of ‘manliness’ are in the play. Many things are causing Eddie to become ‘aggressive’, […]

Рalf-Caste written by John Aguard

The structure of the poem is jumbled up at the start it is a very short stanza then a long one then another long one the a short one to close it this is a mix of the two different types this emphasises the half-caste […]