Posts tagged as poetry

Derek Mahon: Sympathetic Poetry

Sympathetic poetry Grandfather: . As mentioned previously, this poem focuses in part on the detail that Mahon’s grandfather was frequently absent, and was not present when needed, ‘Never there when you call’. It would thus be understandable if Mahon was someway resentful towards his grandfather, yet in this poem Mahon explores… Continue Reading →

Appeal of Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry – Sample Essay

Write an essay on the appeal of Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry Elizabeth Bishop’s poetry is appealing for a variety of reasons. Her poetry is intertwined with her life, a depressing but interesting one that saw a troubled childhood, many countries and many awards for her poetry. Her celebrations of the ordinary… Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry: Vivid and Detailed Descriptions

Vivid, detailed descriptions of the exotic and familiar The Armadillo: The balloons, while fiery, are familiar; they are objects of the ordinary, known by all audiences and present in all facets of life, such as times of celebration. Bishop enforces their ordinariness by revealing that their appearance is not a surprise;… Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry: Imagery and Language

First Death in Nova Scotia: In First Death in Nova Scotia we meet many detailed images of many sorts, from the domestic ‘marble table’ to a ‘frozen lake’, and it may be seen that such a contrast of images represents that Bishop is at an age where she cannot yet accept… Continue Reading →

Elizabeth Bishop’s Poetry Linking with Life

The Filling Station: Here direct reference can be made to Bishop’s mother being permanently hospitalized for mental illness in 1917 when Bishop was young. There is no mother present in the poem, but we are constantly reminded of the need for one, which can be linked to Bishop’s desire for… Continue Reading →

Prescribed Poetry: Things To Remember

Finally, keep these basic things in mind when answering your prescribed poetry question: Six poems  The markers are told to look for evidence that you have studied six poems in your answer. There are two ways to do this: Use examples from six poems If you do not want to… Continue Reading →

Prescribed Poetry: Concluding Your Answer

Coherence of delivery: The marker looks for you to consistently answer the question without disruption or interruption, hence you have to ensure that your answer does not divert from addressing the statement despite focusing on different poems and poetic elements. All of your paragraphs will back up your statement, and … Continue Reading →