Catrin Essays

  • Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gillian Clarke, Little Boy Lost,

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    Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gillian Clarke, Little Boy Lost, Little Boy Found by William Blake and On My First Son by Ben Jonson. POEMS The four poems that I have chosen to study are Digging by Seamus Heaney, Catrin by Gillian Clarke, Little Boy Lost, Little Boy Found by William Blake and On My First Son by Ben Jonson. All of theses poems express an issue of love and are all indirectly linked by some way or another on the issue of love. Digging is a poem about admiration, how

  • Catrin

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    Clarke displays the “Catrin” poem about parental and child relationship and the bounds between parent and child. The poem begins with poet’s voice to a child and the poem highlighted the difference between mother and child and the common problems parents have with their children. Also the poem is about the loving but sometimes the tense relationship changes between mother and daughter and Catrin has strained relationship with her mother. The poem is split it in to two stanzas: the first stanza is

  • Similarities Between Nettles And Catrin

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    Nettles and Catrin present parent-child relationships in different ways, possibly as a result of the authors’ personal experiences. The father in Nettles tries to protect his son from any pain and danger the world throws at him. In Catrin, there is too a parent-child relationship between the mother and daughter, but at times it seems strained and fraught with conflict. Firstly, Vernon Scannell uses imagery to personify the natural world as harsh, as if it is at war with the boy and ultimately his

  • Compare and contrast Death of a naturalist and Catrin

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    Compare and contrast Death of a naturalist and Catrin In both poems, the writers reflect on childhood and change. Heaney looks back on his childhood and the change he took while growing up where as Clarke is reflecting on childhood as an adult, a mother and how she copes, and her views of having a child, and being in child birth. In Heaney’s poem, Death of a Naturalist, he is reflecting on his childhood and the attitude he uses towards his childhood. The attitude he has changes during

  • Gillian Clarke's Catrin tackles one of the well-considered themes in

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    Gillian Clarke's Catrin tackles one of the well-considered themes in feminist writing - the mother-daughter relationship. CATRIN ====== Gillian Clarke's "Catrin" tackles one of the well-considered themes in feminist writing - the mother-daughter relationship. The aspect of the relationship that Clarke explores here is the bond ("rope") that ties them together and from which they try to free themselves from the very beginning, even before birth. Freeing yourself as an individual within

  • Comparing poems A Parental Ode to My Son Aged Three Years and Five Months, Catrin, and For Heidi With Blue Hair

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    Parental Ode to My Son Aged Three Years and Five Months, Catrin, and For Heidi With Blue Hair 'A Parental Ode…' is a poem, which has been written about a son through his father's eyes. It is a poem emphasizing the beauty and virtues of his son, talking as if he is a creature of fantasy; though in reality the father's son is a mischievous child, getting into trouble, which is distracting the father from writing his poem. 'Catrin' is written in the same format as 'A Parental Ode…' but

  • The Theme of Parent and Child Relationship in Wordsworth's The Affliction of Margaret

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    Affliction of Margaret;' compares with Seamus Heaney's 'Follower' and Gillian Clarke's 'Catrin'. I will examine how these poems show distance between the parent and child as well as the use of imagery, tone, language, structure and poetic devices throughout them. In 'The Affliction of Margaret' William Wordsworth analyses the pain of a Mother who is distanced from her child. In the same way in 'Catrin' Gillian Clarke writes of the friction between her and her daughter as she matures and wants

  • A Comparison of Seamus Heaney's Poem Digging and The song of the old mother, by William Butler Yeats

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    I have looked at the poem 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney. The poem is about the poet digging into his past and appears to be a modest poem. The "nicking and slicing neatly" that Heaney says in his poem can also apply to the crafting of a poem. Heaney seems unhappy and distanced from his farming family roots however he shows a good amount of admiration for farming men. Heaney shows the skill and dignity of labour. The expertise is rather admired than the strength and the technique is very precisely

  • Summary Of Apollo's Raven

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    He accompanies his father during negotiations at King Amren's court. Where he meets, Princess Catrin and they immediately fall for each other. In societies where loyalties make or break alliances, Marcellus and Catrin become unwilling pawns in a looming conflict. Alliances will be broken and an old enemy will awaken in Apollo's Raven. The pace of the book was enjoyable and definably a page-turner. I was


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    us in a significant way. Many works of literature explore this feeling. In the poems ‘Once Upon a Time’ by Gabriel Okara and ‘Mother in a Refugee Camp’ by Chinua Achebe the heartfelt, negative loss of culture and identity is revealed. Similarly, ‘Catrin’ by Gillian Clarke and ‘Mother Any Distance’ by Simon Armitage, look at the loss of a child along with the loss of identity. The loss of identity here, however, could be argued as being positive unlike the stereotypical view of a loss being negative

  • Mid-Term Break by Seamus Heaney

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    are all powerful in how they write and describe the different bonds between them. 'Mid-Term Break' and 'On my first Sonne' perhaps have more in common than they do with Catrin. They talk deeply about the confusion of mixed emotions of blame, anger, guilt and relief felt suffered at the death of a loved one. The author of 'Catrin' however writes about losing a loved one by other means. She writes on how she feels her daughter slowly drifting away as age 'tightens' the 'red rope of love' that ties

  • 'A Mother In A Refugee Camp, And Poem At Thirty-Nine'

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    The theme of child and parent relationships is often explored in literature. The poems: ‘Poem at Thirty-Nine’, ‘A Mother in a Refugee Camp’ and ‘If’ all examine the theme of parent and child relationships. Relationships, however, are not always loving but can also cause strong emotions of hatred, as seen in ‘Daddy’. Poets can use various techniques such as semantic choice, structure, rhyme and literary devices in poems to help support a theme. Though poems may have similar themes, the way in which

  • Persuasive Essay On Middle Eastern Refugees

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    of the area, which these refugees come from countries where terrorist groups are also in Syria and other middle eastern countries. “Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program.(Jodi Kantor and Catrin Einhorn)” Canada helps these Syrian and the other middle eastern refugees regardless of the area they come from, but America is not so willing to accept these refugees

  • Compare the ways the poets use imagery in four or more of the poems

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    ways the poets use imagery in four or more of the poems you have studied. You should write about Digging by Seamus Heaney and compare it with at least one poem by Gillian Clarke and two poems from the pre-1914 bank. 'Digging' by Seamus Heaney, 'Catrin' by Gillian Clarke, 'The Little Boy Lost' by William Blake and 'Tichborne's Elegy' by Charles Tichborne are the four poems that are going to be compared. Each of these poems all contain images which create a feeling of apprehension and express

  • Somaesthetic Essay

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    Catrin Seepo Dr. Elizabeth Cruz Petersen LIT 4250 27 August 2017 Reflection Somaesthetics Somaesthetics, according to Dr. Shusterman, is defined in terms of the “body as a locus of sensory- aesthetic appreciation (aesthesis) and creative self-fashioning” (2). It explains that body, mind, and culture are deeply dependent on each other such that the body affects the mind and vice versa; whereas culture is the sculptor that shapes body and mind, and thus provides us with the way which we think, act

  • Cold Knap Lake

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    being "thrashed for almost drowning". But for all we know, the parents who beat her thought this was the right way to teach their daughter to be more careful. (The incident may also explain the poet's reluctance, years later, as she writes in Catrin, to let her own daughter skate in the dark.) In the penultimate stanza, the lake of the title supplies an apt image of memory. Under the shadow of willow trees, cloudy with "satiny mud", stirred as the swans fly from the lake - the "troubled

  • Role Of Clothes In Twelfth Night

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    Catrin Seepo Dr. Cruz-Petersen LIT 4250 5 November 2017 Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night In theaters, clothes are essential elements, which fall under the representational somaesthetics, especially during the Renaissance. In addition, it was popular in that era for actors to switch the gender of the character that they are playing throughout the play. In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, the image of the woman’s body through the change of clothes is revealed in a number of ways during the play. First of

  • Diana Baaumrind's Theory Of Strict Parenting Styles

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    The early years of a child’s life is believed to make a significant difference in the way they develop and go on to learn throughout their lives (Thompson, 2017). The effects of parenting can range greatly by different parenting styles itself. According to a popular media article from, research shows that people often misguidedly believe that strict parenting produces better-behaved kids. However, studies actually show that strict or authoritarian child upbringing actually produces

  • El Dia De Los Muertos Research Paper

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    I always recall this one time I visited Mexico on the 31st of October. I have always imagined there would be ghost plastered on windows, skeletons scattered on lawns, spiderwebs everywhere, and kids running around in costumes smelling like a candy store. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Instead I found streets covered in colorful paper flags with skeletons patterns cut into them, skulls painted with bright welcoming colors with blooming flowers painted on them, and I also saw beautiful skeletons

  • Atomic Structure, Moles and Periodicity

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    accessed 12 December 2009. -. (-). History of periodic table. Available: Last accessed 13 December 2009. Ann and Patrik Fullick (1994). Chemistry. London: Heinemann educational. -. Catrin Brown and Mick Ford (2008). Standard level chemistry. London: British library cataloguing data. – Number of words: 1,145 Works Cited