Pre 1914 poems - A* quotes

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  • Created by: Tomasz D
  • Created on: 11-05-10 09:37

On my first Sonne


While the poem conforms to the general rules of a Sonnet, there are 12 lines instead of 14. Maybe this is to represent the son's life not being completed?

Elegy - poem of mourning. This is a poem famously read at funerals.

Spelling is archatic - Sonne - sonnet , Sinne - sin etc.

Benjamin - Hebrew for "son of my right hand", which would mean the son would sit on the right hand side of his son, and is expected the inheritance of the father

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Sonnet 130

This poem rejects the conventional fashion of sonnet writing (called a Blazon , which is an overexaggerated sonnet)

POints out the woman he loves is every bit as rare as those who are praised in an exaggerated and false way - "and yet by heaven I think my love as rare, as any she belied with false compare"

Structure conforms, but content is unusual (Sonnet - rhyming couplet and iambic pentameters)

indentation of the last two lines stresses the importance of the sonnet, to say he won't misrepresent her with "false compare", yet he still loves her.

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My last dutchess

Note: the poem by Robert Browning is in fact written in 1942, rather than 1945 which the Anthology suggests.

Poem is a dramatic monologue.

While the poem is in rhyming couplets and iambic pentameters, the easy conversational tone is made by midline pauses and enjambement.

The ambiguity of the fate of his first wife is unknown - "Then all smiles stop together".

In fact - Robert Brownings first wife he married when she was just 14 years old, and she died under suspicious curcumstances, perhaps the result of being poisioned.

The Duke is talking to an envoy most likely about the terms of his next marriage - "Though his fair daughter's self as I avowed at starting, is my object"

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The Laboratory

The metre is anapaestic (two unstressed syllables, followed by a stressed one) - and this creates a rather jaunty effect, maybe to show the mental instability of the speaker.

The overdramatic effect by the speaker is reinforced by the frequent alliteration - "moisten and mash...pound at thy powder"

Does this poem fit in with normal Victorian values about family and relationships?

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Comments

Amber Hornsby

THESE ARE AMAZING :)

I'd be interested to see ones for the laboratory

Tomasz D

Amber Hornsby wrote:

thank you :)

Tomasz D

Thequareroot ofone wrote: I'd be interested to see ones for the laboratory

Oh sorry, totally oblivious, will get them done tonight for you :)

marie

could you do the ones which we are expected to do in the exam that are the key poems like effliction of margret and potrolling baragot

Tomasz D

marie wrote: could you do the ones which we are expected to do in the exam that are the key poems like effliction of margret and potrolling baragot

Not covered any of those - really sorry!

Good luck though :)

gordon

Its great you do this for us, thnks soo much. Glad to know that some1 cares :)

Ive got all of my firnds on this site :P its great!

Rebecca

thanks this will be so helpful to skim over for tomorrow :)

Tiffany

hey thanks for this there amazing. Good luck for you too

Hannah

Thankyou for the brill notes will be useful for tomorow is every one doing english lit tomorow

Christopher

YOU ARE GOD. GOD I TELL THEE. I BOW DOWN. THANK YOU GODDDDDDD

Christopher

YOU ARE GOD. GOD I TELL THEE. I BOW DOWN. THANK YOU GODDDDDDD

Sam

Could you do Funeral Blues and Remember? :)

Tomasz D

Sam wrote:

 Could you do Funeral Blues and Remember?

Sorry, I'm now doing my AS's and didn't do those ones at GCSE :( Sorry, best of luck though

jameul

this is all fantastic well done who ever produced this piece of information and I hope that children will be benefited from this .

Tomasz D

jameul wrote: this is all fantastic well done who ever produced this piece of information and I hope that children will be benefited from this .

Thank you :)

Satina

could you possibly do one for the effliction of margret please???

javeria bibi

HI could u do one for affliction of margaret, patrolling barnegat and sonnet. Thnxs

Hanzi-Bunsy

Sonne does NOT equal Sonnet, it equals Son.

Abrar-Ul-Haq Patel

can u do more

but were good though

Robert Dudley

These are absolutely great. What a valuable revision resource!

jasminstar

v.good

Hanna Quigley

This is great!!!

Can you do the Carol Ann Duffy and Simon Armitage peoms aswell???

Isobel Johns

Thanks a lot! Same question as the person above - Could you do some poems by Carol Ann Duffy (stealing, havisham, anne hathaway and before you were mine) or Armitage (mother any distance..., hitcher, homecoming and Kid)? A couple would really help - the ones you've given are great and to the point :)   

kajal

this is amazing

Abby

OMG these are great!

Thanks!!!!

Maria

thanks. very useful, but there are 3 more poems missing that i need. could you please do 'the man he killed', 'the song of the old mother' and the laboratory? please ;)

Harriet Howell

really good ideas. thank you for your help :)

Rosie Foulger

do u do 1914-18 (ii) poems (ocr)? i realise its a long shot! exam in like a week and im dying here!!!! there are really good, well done! **

tom

thank you sooo much!!! You're a life saver

mollie

maybe looking at search for my tongue.

Bill Gates

This is AMAZING, BUT NOOOOO Not for me! I am doing section h - the war. Poems: Recruting-Reported Missing. Do you have quotes for for these please?!?!?!??! Please contact me ASAP if you do!!! It would be the best thing ever if you do! Thanks :)

Tomasz D

I'm very sorry everyone who commented asking for requests
I'm no longer doing GCSE, I wish you all best of luck in your exams though :)

Emma

Cheers Matey :D

jaimie

thanks :-)

Cherry

yh, this really good stuff.

Gerens

These are very good!! You talk about Benjamin in 'on my first sonne', I'de just like to point out that the author really did have a son called benjamin who died at the age of seven, so this is not a pre-thought name.

Ronni Blackford

This is great well done :) Sorry to be so pedantic but "Sonne" refers not to "sonnet" but instead "son". Other than that - THANK YOU! <3

Rhea

As if this going to get me an A* ;/

al

its archaic not  archatic?

Lydia

 Yay

Yumnaarrhh

*The anthology say's 'My last duchess' was written in 1845

Thanks for the notes :)

Jade

this really good! just could do with some more for other poems :p

Anitta

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Ameenah:)

If you have done notes on Laboratory where are there please?

T

Amber Hornsby wrote:thnx

Kelly Emma

Amber Hornsby wrote:

THESE ARE AMAZING :)

I'd be interested to see jkhhj

Kelly Emma

Amber Hornsby wrote:

THESE ARE AMAZING :)

I'd be interested to see jkhhj

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