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Poetry

The Shropshire Lad by A.E.Housman
It is about soldiers who have died and are fighting in the service of Queen
Victoria. The pride of the soldiers can be seen.
Relates to poverty as those who are poor have no pride, they have nothing
to be proud of.…

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o " I love thee"
o " He wished to have me in his sight"
o "O love, thy words have ill availed, / If what this said, I dared repeat at last!"

In Memoriam by Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Experiences of mourning his dead friend
Questioning of God after reading…

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Centres around a young girl who lives in a potteries area of Staffordshire and
is fighting for her freedom against her father's restraints.
Shows how women were treated in the Victorian times
Discusses the concerns for the position of women
Note Anna is from a rich background
The story questions…

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Is about a young boy called Oliver who has to struggle after becoming an
orphan
Oliver is a classic example of the state many children were in
The book showed how children were treated and the only options they had to
feed themselves
Cruelty is shown towards the poor and…

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Writer is being sympathetic towards women and their struggle to escape
poverty
This shows the problem many women had to escape poverty
The class of Vivie Warren can be seen by her language
Quotes
o "She called herself a widow"
o "What did they get by their respectability?"
o "The…

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