English Literature - Poem 3 - In Paris With You (James Fenton)

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Poem 3 - In Paris With You (James Fenton)

Background information about author James Fenton:

  • he is fasinated by different cultures
  • his more personal poems of love and regret hover between irony and romance
  • poet adds war conetations into the love poem (for example, 'I'm a hostage' = writer feels trapped, he cannot get out of his position, inescapable)

Paris = related with love and romance

It is a romantic poem about a loving relationship including war conetations

Themes of the poem:

  • saver the moment
  • It is all about the present therefore enjoy the present
  • Being together is more important


'Don't' = it is a repeated, negative compound = he is a very…


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