Poetry Context

A mindmap containing contextual information about the following poets from the A2 AQA Literature anthology; R.S. Thomas, U.A Fanthorpe, Elizabeth Jennings, Dylan Thomas, Philip Larkin, Norman MacCaig

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  • Poetry Context
    • Elizabeth Jennings
      • Had severe mental ilness
      • Devoted Roman Catholic
      • She was part of 'The Movement' - anti-romantic, traditional form, little emotion
    • Dylan Thomas
      • A romantic, modern poet who wrote about feelings and broke traditional feelings
      • Welsh poet
      • Thomas had a deep connection with Wales though he disliked Welsh nationalism
    • Philip Larkin
      • Atheist
      • A notable critic of modernism in literature
      • Wrote in a colloquial style
      • England was Larkin's 'emotional territory'
    • Norman MacCaig
      • Athiest - believe religion lacks proof, calls himself a 'pragmatic Scot'
      • Scottish poet, who wrote in a direct, simplistic style
      • Conscientious objector during the war
      • Profound dislike of metaphor. "Metaphors are separate from the truth/insinuate other truths"
      • Loved both the city and the countryside, however he thinks the countryside influnced him more
  • R.S Thomas
    • Poetry Context
      • Elizabeth Jennings
        • Had severe mental ilness
        • Devoted Roman Catholic
        • She was part of 'The Movement' - anti-romantic, traditional form, little emotion
      • Dylan Thomas
        • A romantic, modern poet who wrote about feelings and broke traditional feelings
        • Welsh poet
        • Thomas had a deep connection with Wales though he disliked Welsh nationalism
      • Philip Larkin
        • Atheist
        • A notable critic of modernism in literature
        • Wrote in a colloquial style
        • England was Larkin's 'emotional territory'
      • Norman MacCaig
        • Athiest - believe religion lacks proof, calls himself a 'pragmatic Scot'
        • Scottish poet, who wrote in a direct, simplistic style
        • Conscientious objector during the war
        • Profound dislike of metaphor. "Metaphors are separate from the truth/insinuate other truths"
        • Loved both the city and the countryside, however he thinks the countryside influnced him more
    • Patriotic about Welsh culture disliked the anglicisation of Wales

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