Forms of John Clare Poetry - from the AQA Anthology

Another mind map on John Clare poems. This time categorised into types of form.

Some poems, I am unsure as to what the form actually is. If you happen to notice I've missed some poems (which are stated on the other mind map) and you know the form, just drop me a comment.

Once again, I'll update as I learn more poems in class.

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  • Created by: Bexie
  • Created on: 19-12-12 19:30
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  • Form of John Clare Poetry
    • Sonnet
      • The Barn Door is Open
      • Summer Tints
      • Summer Moods
      • The Foddering Boy
      • Gypsy Camp
      • I love to hear the evening crows go by
      • The Hedgehog
      • I found a ball of grass among the hay
      • The Ants
      • The Wren
      • Glinton Spire
      • Memory
    • Ballad
      • I Dreamt not what it was to Woo
      • Decay, a Ballad
      • The Lament of Swordy Well
      • To be placed at the back of his portrait
      • December from the Shepherd's Calendar
      • First Love's Recollections
      • The Spring returns, the pewit screams
      • Emmonsales Heath
      • The Cottager
      • St Martin's Eve
      • The Landrail
      • An Invite to Eternity
      • Sighing for Retirement
      • The Moors
    • Vignette
      • The barn door is open
      • The Foddering Boy
      • The Morning Mist is Changing Blue
    • Song
      • Say what is love
      • The Peasant Poet
      • The Morning Mist is Changing Blue
      • The Last Day
    • Elegy
      • The Flitting
      • I Am
    • Memorialising
      • December from The Shepherds Calendar
      • First Love's Recollections
      • St Martin's Eve
      • The Wren
      • The Moors
    • Satirical
      • from 'The Parish'
  • I dreaded walking where there was no path
    • Sonnet
      • The Barn Door is Open
      • Summer Tints
      • Summer Moods
      • The Foddering Boy
      • Gypsy Camp
      • I love to hear the evening crows go by
      • The Hedgehog
      • I found a ball of grass among the hay
      • The Ants
      • The Wren
      • Glinton Spire
      • Memory

Comments

Sherifa Issifu

This is great. Could you post more stuff like this for John Clare if you have any?

Sherifa Issifu

Could you please explain what "Memorialising" is? I have never heard of it and can't seem to find a definition on google.

Bexie

Hi there. Sure! If I think of anything else to upload, I will. x

So if you google general definitions, it comes up with; 

(be or provide a memorial to a person or an event; "This sculpture commemorates the victims of the concentration camps"; "We memorialized the Dead")

It's a fairly similar concept when applying this to poetry; memorialising is similar to preserving your memories through media (i.e. written form, art). So for example, John Clare in 'December ...' is memorialising the traditions of winter, through his poetry, because he wants the 'old customes' to be remembered. :)

It could be argued that John Clare memorialises himself in poems such as 'To be Place at the Back of his Portrait' because he wants to be remembered.


I hope that makes sense. Just say if it doesn't. x

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