“Out, out” By Robert Frost

“Out, out” by Robert Frost is a poem in which the language is matched to the subject matter in order to enhance the readers understanding of a poem. Frost has experienced the tragedy of losing a child in his life and this poem was based upon the death of a friend’s son. The poem “Out, […]

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King Lear

INTRO •English poet, playwright, and actor •widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language •unknown birthdate, baptised 26th April 1564, Warwickshire •arguably his most celebrated/complicated play •King Lear is written in the form of a tragedy. Structurally he gives up power and control and therefore dies low in status – all suffer because […]

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Out of the Blue

I feel that the main emotions in this Out of the Blue extract are hope, fear and despair. There are multiple main emotions in this poem because as the poem goes on, the emotions of the narrator vary. He starts out with hope that he’ll be rescued, goes on to fear the ferocity of the […]

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Jessie Pope and Wilfred Owen

Jessie Pope’s treatment of the subject of war strikingly contrasts to the anti-war poet Wilfred Owen. Pope’s poetry appears to take a carefree approach, however, is in fact very brutal when compared to Owen’s. In Jessie Pope’s ‘Who’s for the Game?’ there is extensive use of rhetorical questions to persuade and pressure British men to […]

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