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Transcript of Ted Hughes
English Hon. II
Mrs. Bryant Ted Hughes Ted Hughes September We sit late, watching the dark slowly unfold:
No clock counts this. When kisses are repeated and the arms hold There is no telling where time is.
It is midsummer: the leaves hang big and still: Behind the eye a star, Under the silk of the wrist a sea, tell Time is nowhere.
We stand; leaves have not timed the summer. No clock now needs Tell we have only what we remember: Minutes uproaring with our heads
Like an unfortunate King's and his Queen's When the senseless mob rules; And quietly the trees casting their crowns Into the pools. "September" Analysis September is an amazing poem. It is about love and how timeless it is, or rather how it makes everything stop. Ted Hughes is tricky because he seems both mystified and slightly discontent with his love, (our knowledge of his love life-- he and wife Plath did separate,) because perhaps it is so numbing-- "there is no clock that counts this." It seems that he is totally swept up. We see a lot of poetry devices, including the following:
personification-- "no clock counts this." Using personification in this instance, it makes the impact of his words much stronger. The idea that even time is not ontrack is mystical.
simile-- "like an unfortunate King's and his Queen's when the senseless mob rules." This usage of simile brings an image into our minds. Ted Hughes was born on August 17, 1930, in Yorkshire, England.
In 1956, he met future wife Sylvia Plath at a launch party for a literary magazine he cofounded.
He published his first book, The Hawk in the Rain, a year later.
He left Plath in 1962 and remarried in 1970.
By the time he died on October 28, 1998 in London, England, he had written more than a dozen books, including poetry and non-fiction. MLA Sources Cited "Ted "Mr. Infidelity" Hughes Poetry Discussions: Analysis of "September" (Poem Numero Uno)." Ted "Mr. Infidelity" Hughes Poetry Discussions. N.p., 19 Nov. 2009. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. <http://chlorydoespoetry.blogspot.com/2009/11/analysis-of-september.html>. "September - Ted Hughes." PoemHunter.Com - Thousands of poems and poets. Poetry Search Engine. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. <http://www.poemhunter.com/best-poems/ted-hughes/september/>. " Ted Hughes Biography - Facts, Birthday, Life Story - Biography.com ." Famous Biographies & TV Shows - Biography.com . N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2013. <http://www.biography.com/people/ted-hughes-9346422>.