Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore

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Comparison of An Old Man's Winter Night, Follower, and Lore

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In this essay I am going to concentrate on three poems ''An old man's

winter night'', ''Follower'' and ''Lore''. All these three poems are

wrote by three very famous poets 'Robert Frost' wrote ''An old man's

winter night'' and 'Seamus Heaney' wrote ''Follower'' and 'R.S.

Thomas' wrote ''Lore'. Interestingly all three poems are about elderly

men but all three are totally different in different ways, but in

other ways are very similar. They also have hidden meanings which I

will hope to find later in this essay.

Robert frost (the writer of an old mans winter night) is one of the

most popular poets of his time, his poetry spoke the language of the

common man and sometimes projected powerful messages but deep down

there are hidden meanings hid deeper in the text. He wrote poems that

seemed to go beyond the range of any region, which lade him to be the

four time winner of the Pulitzer Prize. Frost was born in 1874 in San

Francisco but 11 years later his father died and he and his family

moved to Massachusetts where he attended Lawrence high school. He had

writing experiences earlier in his life; he was a teacher and a

newspaper reporter. It was this experience that had a part to play in

getting him In to Harvard

From 1897-1899 but within a period of 2 years in Harvard he left with

out a degree. Frost died in Boston on January 29th, 1963 at the age of

89 but he succeeded in realizing his life ambition: to write ''a few

poems it will be hard to get rid...

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the country and Heaney seems to like his style. Lore is similar to

both it's similar to follower in the way that they both are wrote in

paragraphs. They are all different in the way that they are wrote , An

old man's winter night does not rhyme at all , Follower only half

rhymes and Lore rhymes the whole way through the poem.

And to conclude my essay I will comment a bit on my favourite poem

from all three. Out of all three I enjoyed Lore the most because I

like poems that rhyme and that are wrote in the way that the writer

really describes things so that you can actually picture what is going

on in the poem. .What I also like about that poem is that it is short

and sweet, I dislike poems that ramble on and on, after the first few

lines I loose interest in them but that did not happen with this poem.