And general essay and submitted in week 5 of the trinity term the commentary exercise will ask you to analyse the use of literary or non-literary language in two passages. Thomas hardy and wilfred owen have distinct views on the effects of war on the people involved they also came from different backgrounds, values, beliefs, and life experiences that shaped their views on war. The thomas hardy societies aim is to promote the british novelist and poet’s works for both education and enjoyment it is for scholars, students, readers, enthusiasts and anyone with an interest in thomas hardy commentaries on poems for students i look into my glass from poems of the past and the present (1901) the boer war.
Thomas hardy (1840 - 1928) short biography birth thomas hardy was born in higher brockhampton, dorset, near the town of dorchester his father was a builder, and played violin in the local church and for local dances. Here is where you find links to related content on this site or other sites, possibly including full books or essays about thomas hardy written by other authors featured on this site. Charles john huffam dickens was born on 7 february 1812, at 1 mile end terrace (now 393 commercial road), landport in portsea island (), the second of eight children of elizabeth dickens (née barrow 1789–1863) and john dickens (1785–1851) his father was a clerk in the navy pay office and was temporarily stationed in the district.
It is the austere language of a diffident man, hardy, marked with stoical fortitude, patient and uncomplaining, that his poem, “i look into my glass”, has an indelibly immediate appeal on the readers’ mind, in his teaching man to face up to time unflinchingly. Jonathan earl franzen (born august 17, 1959) is an american novelist and essayisthis 2001 novel the corrections, a sprawling, satirical family drama, drew widespread critical acclaim, earned franzen a national book award, was a pulitzer prize for fiction finalist, earned a james tait black memorial prize and was shortlisted for the international dublin literary award. But it can be used as a way in to the study of thomas hardy's poems generally about thomas hardy consider whether the poems are set in a particular war or look at war generally decide whether hardy looks, in the poems, at great commanders and war heroes or at ordinary people detailed commentary hardy asks emma why she did not alert.
The curse of xanadu like the mental patient in thomas pynchon's gravity's rainbow who believes he is the second world war - feeling a great burst of rosy health when the blitz comes and a. Gcse literature syllabus - download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online thomas hardy the following 14 poems: neutral tone ‘i look into my glass’ drummer hodge the darkling thrush on the departure platform the pine planters the convergence of the twain the going the voice at the word ‘farewell’ during wind and rain. I look into my glass like many of hardy’s poems that were written after his wife’s death in december 1912, ‘the going’ is an expression of the complex grief that dominated the poet’s mentality for a significant period of his life despite the fact that he is in incapacitating state of grief in fact, the extended caesura.
Jeanne heuving in a grave, moore begins with a meditation on the impossibility of seeing the sea, when a man looking into the sea takes the view from those who have as much right to it as you have to it yourselfmoore calls attention to two difficulties here: the problem of seeing through a man, including a man's viewpoint, and the related problem of establishing herself as a centered. We will write a custom essay sample on extended commentary of ‘i look into my glass’ by thomas hardy specifically for you for only $1638 $139/page order now. Thomas hardy’s poem “neutral tones” is a dramatic monologue consisting of four tetrameter quatrains the speaker addresses an estranged lover and reminisces about a foreseen moment in their. The poem goes into grave detail as to the feelings, hardships, and memories of the various speakers, leaving the reader feeling as if they were actually there of course, grave detail is just one of the ways the author puts the reader “within” the piece.
The poems of thomas hardy english association bookmarks no 16 by peter cash english association bookmarks number 16 comfortably accommodated] leads this poet not up blind alleys, but into fertile areas where his stylistic imagination can grow to embody the troublesome impulse. Looking for more resources on the poetry of thomas hardy check out the bbc bitesize pages on drummer hodge or the hardy society’s commentary on poems for students for those inquiring about the missing pages, there is a new team of diligent fifth form students at the king’s school canterbury preparing material, including revision videos, to be uploaded before the exam in may. The essential hardy, the last in the series, is a small anthology of about 100 poems the really interesting thing about this edition is an extensive introduction (66 pages), in which the poet brodsky analyzes in considerable depth, five of hardy's poems.