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Discuss, compare and contrast 2 poems with common themes. Evaluate the effectiveness of these poems.
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Many poets, conventional and traditional have written about their personal feelings and their views on the world. The two poems I have looked at I AM by John Clare and WANTS by Philip Larkin show their deepest emotions and individual thoughts and about themselves and other relationships between friends and family. Each poet has a different way of demonstrating the themes through use of language, style and tone; but we can still establish the related themes. Some examples of the related themes are melancholy about their lives, relationships with others, and an aspiration for isolation, perception of oblivion and...
seems to have deeper meanings, than what is written. I felt that Clare's poem is more effective and has a straight forward meaning without having to discover hidden meanings. Clare has declared his personal feelings and his personal views and emotions, through a way of poetry, expressing himself. "poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion; it is not the expression of personality, but an escape from personality." I feel that T.S.Eliot has described the way that Clare has written his poem, in a way that he has described his personal feelings and emotions.
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