Ted Hughes

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  • Ted Hughes Biography

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    Ted Hughes: Context of Life and Literary Career Ted Hughes (1930-1998) was a 20th century contemporary English poet, short story writer, children's book author, dramatist, scriptwriter, editor, critic, essayist, and translator. He was appointed to the honorary position of Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom from 1984 until his death. Considered an all-around man of letters, Ted Hughes is widely regarded as one of the greatest British poets of the second half of the twentieth century. Everything

  • Pike Ted Hughes

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    Pike Ted Hughes Choose a poem you studied recently which challenges the reader to view something familiar in a new and thought provoking way. Pike Ted Hughes Stanzas one to four of the poem are there to describe the Pike, its nature, what it looks like and it’s destiny in nature as a predator. The poet, Ted Hughes, in writing this poem challenges the reader to view nature in a totally new perspective by exploring the power and violence in it by using one animal in river life, the

  • Ted Hughes' 'The Jaguar'

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    Ted Hughes' 'The Jaguar' How effectively does Hughes convey the power of the jaguar? Ted Hughes’ poem ‘The Jaguar’ describes the animals in a zoo and their lifestyles. It also compares them to the jaguar, which is an animal that lives differently to the others in the way that it views its life. The poem depicts the jaguar as powerful, but in what way? The first line of Ted Hughes’ poem the jaguar is: “The apes yawn and adore their fleas in the sun.” From the very first three words it

  • The Successful Career of Ted Hughes

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    Ted Hughes is a very successful author. There are many things that would allow you to come to this conclusion. Throughout his life, many things happened which helped contribute to his workings. Throughout his career he showed imagery, characterization, mystery, and irony techniques in his books and poems. The life of Ted Hughes contributed to many of his works. He is often referred to as one of greatest English authors in the twentieth century. He was born on August 17th, 1930 in Yorkshire. His

  • The Violent Energy of Ted Hughes

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    The Violent Energy of Ted Hughes    "Poetic voice of blood and guts" (Welsh 1) said one newspaper headline announcing the appointment of Ted Hughes as the new Poet Laureate in November of 1984. It was fairly typical of the surprise with which the media greeted this appointment because Ted Hughes, it seems, is for most people a difficult poet. Hughes is frequently accused of writing poetry which is unnecessarily rough and violent when he is simply being a typically blunt Yorkshireman, describing

  • The Rain Horse By Ted Hughes

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    The Rain Horse By Ted Hughes 1. Before he sees the horse, the narrator is feeling confused and angry; "anger against himself for blundering into this mud-trap" As you can see from another word in the sentence, 'blundering', the narrator's anger against himself has made him clumsy, and 'blundering' is a very clumsy word. At this point, the narrator is feeling confused because he cannot decide whether to go round a longer journey, or take a shortcut through a farm. It seems as though

  • Love Song and September by Ted Hughes

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    quote from Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes was a man of love. Hughes was known for many of his children books and famous poems. Hughes is also greatly known for holding the title of British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death. Love was an important aspect of Ted Hughes life and two poems: Love Song and September. Ted Hughes was born August 17, 1930 in Yorkshire, England. His parents were Edith Hughes and William Henry. His father was a carpenter. Hughes had two siblings Owlyn and Gerald Hughes.5 At the

  • Ted Hughes’ Poetry of Manichaean Paradoxes

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    his proper ‘self’, his ‘soul’1. The famous modern British poet Ted Hughes has interestingly drawn a pattern of these Manichaean paradoxes in his poems. Through all his poems he inspires us to live in harmony with nature, to make a constructive use of our energies and to lead a purposeful life. Hughes was always interested in receiving the primitive Manichaean balance of man and nature. A closer study of Manichaeism in Ted Hughes will illumine the presence of creative-destructive elements as the

  • Ted Hughes: The Shadow of Sylvia Plath

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    recipient of both the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and T.S. Eliot’s prize for poetry, Ted Hughes was an acclaimed poet. The shadow of Hughes late wife, Sylvia Plath, kept Hughes stagnant in his career, in which he was known as “Her Husband” (Middlebrook). Hughes most recent collection of poems, Birthday Letters, took him over twenty-five years to write, and contains poems which recount the marriage of the couple. Hughes wrote the poems as a loving gesture towards Sylvia, but the poems were misinterpreted

  • Ted Hughes’ Ideas about Poetry

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    Ted Hughes’ Ideas about Poetry Ted Hughes, was born in 1939 and died in 1989, he wrote two poems, The Jaguar and The Thought-Fox. These are the poems that I am discussing in my essay and also what his ideas are on the poems. He also specialises in nature poems and these are what we have also been studying. The Thought-Fox is quite a different poem. It wasn’t written about the fox it was written about him writing about the fox (confusing I Know!!!). The Jaguar on the other hand, was about