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    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

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    Star, Lady Lazarus, Daddy, The Bell Jar, The Colossus, Ariel, Crossing the Water, and Winter Trees are all famous pieces written by Sylvia Plath, a famous poet who was born in Massachusetts on October 27, 1932. She met and married British poet, Ted Hughes though two years later they split. Unfortunately, she had a difficult life caused by fighting depression, which had gone on throughout her younger years, into college, and even after. Her first attempt at suicide was on August 24, 1953, the summer

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    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

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    Ted Hughes’ Poetry of Manichaean Paradoxes

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    eyes to the metaphysical and spiritual questions about life, Hughes tries to go to their bottom in his quest for identity in the civilized world. Hughes’ poems are therefore, an attempt at meditation, or reconciliation of the paradoxical forces lurking in human psyche. In short, the reading of his poems would substantiate the Manichaean quest for identity in the temporal world. Works Cited 1. Terry Gifford and Neil Roberts, Ted Hughes: A Critical Study (London: Faber & Faber, 1981), P.14 2.

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    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

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    Readers can identify with this, as we all know that grief is not an appare... ... middle of paper ... ... Hughes writes, “… to announce to the world / What Life had made of you” (112). Hughes feels happy at this moment, but he knows that Plath’s happiness is too good to be true, and that it probably won’t last. We all know that it couldn’t, and it didn’t. Both Williams and Hughes present life in a manner that may not be pleasant, but is nonetheless true-to-life. Although Williams’ life-view

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    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 is

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    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

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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

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    The poems of Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes tell the story of the lives that have become unendurable. In the 1950’s women were expected to behave in a certain ways. The poems written by both Plath and Hughes revels the effects of the ideology domesticity 1950’s Britain, on how women were expected to act. Plath’s marriage was a very stressful ‘on the edge’ relationship. The poem ‘The applicant’ reflects how much women were viewed as objects. One quotation supporting this is ‘do you wear, A glass

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