Compare or contrast ‘Checking Out Me History’ by John Agard and ‘London’ by William Blake

Agard's poem is fairly straightforward where the voice is expressed as the most unique element that criticises a eurocentric version of history to celebrate his linguistic heritage. With William Blake, based in 1800s England, reveals his perspective and response towards the restrictive society he has to endure where laws are broken with strict and specific … Continue reading Compare or contrast ‘Checking Out Me History’ by John Agard and ‘London’ by William Blake

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Compare or contrast ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning and ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Shelley

Shelley's petrarchan sonnet, where it talks about a prideful and demolished statue, show the way hows the romantics embraced the natural world and also includes a past ruler who once had full control and authority over an ancient kingdom. With Robert Browning, of the Victorian age, he represents power and pride through the narrative technique … Continue reading Compare or contrast ‘My Last Duchess’ by Robert Browning and ‘Ozymandias’ by Percy Shelley

Compare or contrast ‘The Emigree’ by Carol Rumens and ‘Tissue’ by Imtiaz Dharker

The title 'The Emigree' suggests that this poem is going to talk about the pitiable conditions of refugees and the concept of child idealisation whereas in 'Tissue' it slowly reveals the power of paper and how one can use it for many things and it also talks about the fragility and driving force of humanity … Continue reading Compare or contrast ‘The Emigree’ by Carol Rumens and ‘Tissue’ by Imtiaz Dharker