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GCSE POETRY- love and relationships
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Writer of when we two parted
Context of when we two parted
Anonymously addressed to Lady Frances Webster. Her name was originally in the poem but got taken out later on. Webster went on to have an affair with the Duke of Wellington
Form of when we two parted
ABAB rhyme scheme
Highlights speakers pain
Structure of when we two parted
Moves through time
Juxtaposition of the past and present shows there's no change in his feelings
Cyclical structure "silence and tears"
Key quotations of when we two parted
"Silence and tears"
"A knell to mine ear"
"Colder thy kiss"
"Half broken hearted"
Semantic field in when we two parted
Language about death and language about secrecy and silence
Links in when we two parted
Neutral tones- affected by painful memory of losing lover
Walking away- painful memory
Sing song-in love
Sonnet 29- in love
Narrator of loves philosophy
Percy Bysshe Shelley
Context of loves philosophy
Emphasises nature and emotion
Form of loves philosophy
ABAB rhyme scheme however two lines in each stanza don't fully rhyme, this reflects that everything in nature is together but the speaker and their lover isn't
Structure of loves philosophy
Tight structure which shows persuasive. Uses a rhetorical question at the end of each stanza
Key quotations of loves philosophy
"Fountains mingle with the river"
Half rhymes meaning they're not together
"Why not i with thine"
What language features does the writer use in lobes philosophy
Repetition "mingle""kiss""clasp" to put their point across. Nature-personification.
Links to loves philosophy
Winter swans- natural imagery.
Writer of porphyrias lover
Context of porphyrias lover
Married to Elizabeth Barrett browning
Porphyria is a disease that leads to madness
Form of porphyrias liver
Enjabment in the poem shows he is unstable but the regular rhythm shows his calmness
Structure of porphyrias lover
Events mirror each other
At the start porphyria was dominant and put his head on her shoulder at the end of the poem he is dominant and puts her head on his shoulder
Key quotations of porphyrias lover
"Sullen wind"-pathetic fallacy
"And"- speaker calm, remembers the events
"As a shut bud that holds a bee"-similie
"Blushed bright beneath my burning kiss"
Links to porphyrias lover
The farmers bride
Writer of sonnet 29
Elizabeth Barret browning
Form of sonnet 29
Octave then sestet. Octave the problem sestet the solution
Structure of sonnet 29
Problem to solution
Key quotations of sonnet 29
"Wild vines, about a tree"- metaphor
"I think of thee"
"My palm tree"
Set thy trunk bare"
Links to sonnet 29
Love fulfilling Singh song
Natural imagery- winter swans,letters from Yorkshire
Writer of neutral tones
Context of neutral tones
Born in Dorset
Writes pessimistic poems
Form of neutral tones
Structure of neutral tones
Cyclical structure ends and begins near a pond
Key quotations of neutral tones
"The sun was white"
"Like and ominous bird-a-wing" similar burd flying away
"A pond edged with greyish leaves"
Links to neutral tones
Winter swans nature
Power of memories Eden rock
Writer of farmers bride
Context of farmers bride
Siblings died when she was young
Commuted suicide when sister died
Death, loneliness and mental illness were themes in poems.
Form on the farmers bride
Dramatic monologue- wife has no pov
Structure of the farmers bride
Key quotations of farmers bride
"Like a mouse"
"Little frightened fay"
"Flying like a hare"
Links to the farmers bride
Desire"porphyrias lover "
Distance "sonnet 29" "neutral tones"
Writer of walking away
Cecil day Lewis
Context of waking away
Dedicated to his first son, Sean
Form of walking away
Structure of walking away
Change of attitude
Key quotations of walking away
"Like a satellite wrenched from its orbit"
Links to walking away
Climbing my grandfather- family relations
Writer of letters from Yorkshire
Form of letters from yorkshire
Free verse, natural speech or letter
Structure of letters from Yorkshire
The pronouns change from "me" to "our"
Key quotations of letters from Yorkshire
"Is your life more real because you dig and sow"
"Feeding words onto a blank screen"
"Our souls tap out messages across the icy miles "
Links to letters from Yorkshire
Sonnet 29 distant relationship
Writer of Eden rock
Context of Eden rock
May be talking about his own parents as his father died when he was 7
Form of Eden rock
Personal memory written in form of a monologue
Structure of Eden rock
Last line alone
Key quotations of Eden rock
Links to other poems Eden rock
Follower also explorers close parental bonds
Writer of follower
Form of follower
Structure of follower
Role reversal in last stanza
Key quotations of follower
"I stumbled... my father who keeps stumbling"
"Tripping, falling, yapping"
Links to follower
Family bonds- climbing my grandfather
Writer of mother any distance
Context of mother any distance
Poem from book of matches.
Form of mother any distance
Loosely written in for of a sonnet
Sonnet represents love writer loves his mother
Structure of mother any distance
First stanza- needs his mother
Second stanza-begins to explore his independence
Third stanza-unsure whether he will fall or fly
Key quotations of mother any distance
"Back to base"
To fall or fly"
Links to mother any distance
Climbing my grandfather
Context of before you were mine
Often writes dramatic monologues from the POV of the characters
Form of before you were mine
1st person, personal.
Structure of before you were mine
Cyclical structure begins and ends with mother on pavement
But before she was with friends and after she with daughter
Key quotations of before you were mine
"My loud possessive yell"
Links to before you were mine
Childhood memories in follower
Writer of winter swans
Context of winter swans
Often writes about places, landscapes and people behind them.
Form of winter swans
Structure of winter swans
Th poem is mostly written in tercets ( 3 line stanzas) apart from the couplet at the end which shows they have reunited as a couple
Key quotations in winter swans
"Clouds have given their all"
"They mate for life"
"Swum the distance between us"
Links to winter swans
Writer of Singh song
Context of Singh song
British poet who explores the experience of first generation immigrants to Britain. He celebrates the Indian accent
Merging of english and Indian cultures
Parents were shopkeepers
Form of Singh song
Song- little punctuation
Quotations of Singh song
"Tartan sari.. donkey jacket and some pumps"
"Ven yoo shoppers"
""Above my head"
Tummy ova teddy"
Links to Singh song
"Mother any distance" "follower"
Writer of climbing my grandfather
Context of climbing my grandfather
Worked on a farm as a young man, wrote several poems of parent and child
Form of climbing my grandfather
Monologue- present tense
Structure of climbing my grandfather
Getting higher uo the mountain as the poem progresses it feels like every line he's getting closer to the summit
Key quotations of climbing my grandfather
"Climbing my grandfather"
"Trying to get a grip"
"Without a rope or net"
"Rest for a while"
"Smiling mouth to drink among teeth"
Links to climbing my grandfather
Eden rock and follower.
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