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Recognition

The tragedy of age plays itself out most acutely in this poem, as a “dowdy matron’ yearns for her past glory. Advertisements

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Practical Criticism of Die Natalis

Momentous themes of rebirth, renewal, rejuvenation, as well as death and loss, are touched on in this poem, as the story of life developed, from frame to frame, and played out in all its vivacity, from cat to bird to … Continue reading

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Practical Criticism of I Remember me

From the very first glance at the title, we could see that this is a very personal poem from the usage of first person pronouns, ‘I’ and ‘me’, in the title. However, it is not a blatant display of narcissism … Continue reading

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Practical criticism of Whoever She Was

This poem explores the nature of the relationship between mother and her children. “She” refers to the mother which is the first person voice of conscious, the “I” for the first three stanzas. However, it changes to the third person, … Continue reading

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Practical Criticism of “Dear Norman” by Carol Ann Duffy

The title ‘ Dear Norman’ subtly suggested a love poem dedicated to a newspaper boy named Norman. “Dear” implies a certain degree of affection and romance. “Norman” is actually a normal name, which represents the banality of an ordinary newspaper … Continue reading

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Dear Reader

Dear reader, Poetry is indeed a wonderful thing. I do believe in the free sharing of ideas regarding poetry. That is the reason behind my creation of this blog. Do bear in mind that my interpretations of the poems may … Continue reading

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