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`Many poems about lands present ideas of beauty'

The poems `Himalayan Balsam' and `Going Going' present the idea of beauty in many
different ways. Himalayan Balsam for example uses opposition to create a conflicting
sense of beauty, first seemingly innocent, yet having an essence of something
darker. `Like a girl's…

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Going Going as the narrator bitterly rants about modernisation, claiming `that will be
England gone' taken over by the `spectacled grins' and the ever growing greed of
society screaming for `more', transforming this poem into a social critique.
While in Himalayan Balsam one would think that the over-bearing sense of…


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