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    Cold Knap Lake This poem is about an incident from the poet's childhood. Cold Knap Lake is a real place near Barry in Glamorgan, South Wales. It is a Bronze Age burial site, and something of a local beauty spot. A little girl is drowned in the lake, or so it seems, but the poet's mother gives her the kiss of life, and her (the poet's) father takes the child home. The girl's parents are poor and beat her as a punishment. At this point, the poet wonders whether she, too, "was...there" and

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    The Ways Youth is Lost in Death of a Naturalist, Cold Knap Lake, On My First Sonne and The Song of the Old Mother In 'Death of a Naturalist', 'Cold Knap Lake', 'On My First Sonne' and 'The Song of the Old Mother', each poet writes about a loss of youth, or a sense of youth no longer being present. The writer of each poem writes about childhood and children are portrayed. In 'Death of a Naturalist', Seamus Heaney writes about how he began puberty, and entered adolescence. This change triggered

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    my first Sonne” by Ben Jonson (a pre-1914 piece of poetry, written in 1616), “My Last Duchess” by Robert Browning (a pre-1914 piece of poetry, written in 1845), “Mid-Term Break” by Seamus Heaney (a piece of poetry from the Heaney bank) and “Cold Knap Lake” by Gillian Clarke (a piece of poetry from the Clarke bank). The poem, “On my first Sonne” is about the loss of a close family member, Ben Jonson’s first son, who died at the age of seven. The poem is about the poet coming to terms with

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