POETRY AND POETICS – SHORT ESSAY

IN 800 WORDS, COMPARE AND CONTRAST SIR THOMAS WYATT’S “WHO SO LIST TO HOUNTE” WITH GWEN HARWOODS “OYSTER COVE”

It is difficult – some say impossible – to decipher the difference between poetry and prose. In the following essay I have attempted to analyse then compare and contrast two pieces of writing. I will class them poetry. The first thing I do when analysing poetry or prose is to read through the piece several times then translate it into ‘my’ language. This can prove quite difficult, but even harder is my second step of attempting to derive the underlying subtext Continue reading

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The things my boy says and does at the age of two…

The things my boy says and does at the age of two…

‘It’s MINE!’  Any parent of a two year old would probably be well familiar with this firm statement.  Apparently by this time, everything is theirs.  And I mean everything.  ‘My Dadddddyyyy!’ he wails if Daddy isn’t home and I’m doing something evil like removing his shoes or something.   ‘Oh look, there’s Thomas,’ I might say, pointing at a toy.  ‘MY Thomas!’ Jack will snarl, snatching up said toy and clutching it to his chest.  How dare I look at and speak about something that is his?  His hair, too, is his (of course).  I try to touch it, or cut it, and I get yelled at.  ‘No, don’t, Mummy,’ he tells me, slapping his hands firmly to his head and glaring at me as if I was about to hack at it madly with a medieval sword.  ‘It’s my Continue reading