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    ‘Miracle on St David’s Day’, written by Gillian Clarke in 1975, is a personal account of the author’s experiences as she visited a mental hospital. A calm peaceful mood is set at the beginning of the poem, as Gillian Clarke describes the countryside and country house. However, the poem leads straight from this gentle nature to the harsh reality of life. ‘I am reading poetry to the insane’ Gillian Clarke is at a mental institution, reading poetry to the patients as a form of therapy. Through the

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    In These Two Poems, Gillian Clarke Gives The Impression Of Someone Who Is Uncomfortable With Her Surroundings. Compare And Contrast Clarke's Feelings About Violence, Change And The Attitude Of Those That Perpetuate These Themes. The intention of this essay is to compare the corresponding themes of violence, change and the attitude of those who influence these themes in the poems 'Jac Codi Baw' and 'No Hands'. Both poems are by Gillian Clarke and give an insight into her feelings on modern

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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

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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

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    "Woman Work" by Maya Angelou and "Overheard in County Sigo" by Gillian Clarke In this essay I am going to discuss two poems. "Woman Work" written by Maya Angelou, is about a woman who works all the time and just wants to rest. The second poem is called "overheard in County Sigo" written by Gillian Clarke which is about a married woman having a conversation with her friend about her life and looking back at what her ambitions were. "Woman Work" is a regular 5 stanza, rhyming poem, It is set

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    disagree with this statement. The two poems I have chosen to examine, ‘Marged’ by Gillian Clarke and ‘Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night’ by Dylan Thomas, show different emotions that I believe disprove the statement. The first, ‘Marged’, is lacking in emotion and the second, ‘Do Not Go Gentle’, does more than accommodate the passion, it emphasises and releases the feelings felt by the poet. ‘Marged’ by Gillian Clarke is a Shakespearean sonnet, with three quatrains and a couplet at the end, however

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    Daffodils by William Wordsworth and Miracle on St. David's Day by Gillian Clarke Each of the Wordsworth and Clarke poems show how the poets have been inspired to write about daffodils. In 'Miracle on St. David's Day', Gillian Clarke actually refers to Wordsworth's poem within her own. The poems however differ in structure and their responses to the daffodils are different. All of the poems use personification but the poems are written in contrasting style. William Wordsworth was born in

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    Comparing The Daffodils by William Wordsworth and Miracle on St. David's Day by Gillian Clarke In this essay I will attempt to compare two very contrasting poems, William Wordsworth’s `The Daffodils' which was written in pre 1900s and Gillian Clarke’s ‘Miracle on St David's Day’, written in the 20th century. Strangely enough Gillian Clarke’s ‘Miracle on St David's day’ was actually inspired by ‘The Daffodils’. In 1804 William Wordsworth wrote ‘a masterpiece’, two years after his experience

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    Comparison of Miracle on St. David's Day by Gillian Clarke and Daffodils by William Wordsworth 'Daffodils' was written by William Wordsworth approximately a century before 'Miracle on St. David's Day' was written by Gillian Clarke. Due to this, the poems differ greatly in their style and language. Observing the poems at first glance, it is obvious that they also contrast in content, however at greater depth, the connections between them are made obvious. In this essay, I will be discussing

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    Gillian by Laurel Oke Logan The book I read was Gillian, written by Laurel Oke Logan. This book is about a girl who has just graduated from high school and is in the process of looking for a job. Gillian has just graduated from high school.  She is so thrilled to go to college and can not wait.  Well the day comes when she is to leave for college.  She and her friends are going to have so much fun. As the years pass by she is doing very well in her classes, and before she knows it,

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