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Town and Country Poems

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Dolleen Howlett

on 4 May 2010

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Transcript of Town and Country Poems

Binsey Poplars Hopkins grieves over the destruction of the natural world Hopkins discusses the beauty of the trees Hopkins comments that we do not realise the implications of our actions My aspens dear Felled, felled, are all felled The sweet especial scene,
Rural scene, a rural scene,
Sweet especial rural scene.
Not spared, not one Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun After-comers cannot guess the beauty been.
Not spared, not one
That dandled a sandalled
Shadow that swam or sank
On meadow and river and wind-wandering
weed-winding bank
O if we but knew what we do
When we delve or hew Ten or twelve, only ten or twelve
Strokes of havoc unselve
The sweet especial scene Where we, even where we mean
To mend her we end her quelled: to put down forcibly Quelled or quenched in leaves the leaping sun To Autumn Composed Upon Westminster Bridge,
September 3, 1802 London structure What changes after the eighth line? iambic pentameter In what ways is this a love poem to the city? hypocrisy poverty disease corruption oppression cruelty bureaucracy child-labour the sonnet Conveyancing 'carrying people from one place to another' transport caravan horse horse-drawn carriage stagecoach underground (miners) marching (army) gurney steam train foreclosure pick-pocket boogers death Symphony in Yellow omnibus: a bus designed to carry a large amount of people
a harmonic progression town vs country bridge barges wharf quay Temple elms Thames butterfly midge thick fog yellow leaves jade Lake Isle of Innisfree bee-loud glade I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore I will arise and go now, and go to Innisfree The World How does she describe the world by day? Day/Heaven Night/Hell Which images create an evil, terrifying description of the world? Which is the truer picture, according to the poet? How does this poem follow the stucture of a sonnet? Why did she choose a sonnet? What question does she ask us at the end of the poem? What point is she trying to make by asking? A Dead Harvest in Kensington Gardens Song of the Shirt "A Shroud as well as a Shirt" "That Phantom of grisly bone" "As prisoners work for crime" "Like the Engine that works by Steam" How do these lines emphasise the plight of the women?
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