How Poets in Quickdraw Explore Ideas

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English literature poetry and comparison links/task
The manhunt
‘The manhunt’ is about an injured soldier’s wife who is describing her experience witnessing her husband’s fatal injuries. It is a positive relationship because the wife is feeling the pain of the husband. The poem which has comparisons is ‘In Paris with you’ the theme is common in both, of the darker side of love. The author of manhunt chooses to explore this through the idea of a man returning to his wife, after a war, and therefore is a more emotive poem, whilst the author of In Paris with you writes of a weekend in Paris, in which one tries desperately not to fall in love with the unnamed person. They are both written in first person in ‘the manhunt’ the wife is sharing her experience directly about her husband to the reader and similarly ‘In Paris with you’ the narrator is addressing the reader about her/his broken relationship and the only difference between the two poems is that the relationship ‘in Paris with you’ is negative and she/he is not in love with their lover and explaining their relationships. Furthermore they are both monologue poems where the writer creates an illusion of a voice and is biased because we only hear one side of the story both characters in both poems are not addressing their point of view. The hour

Hour is about the feelings that arise from spending time with a loved one. The poem suggests that to be with a loved one, even for just an hour, is precious and valuable. The relationship in the poem is positive. Hour follows the structure of a Shakespearian sonnet. Hour has many references to money and riches, contrasting the concept of material wealth and possessions against love and time spent with a loved one. Hour is similar to the ghazal because they both talk about love and separation and are both positive relationships. Quickdraw

Quickdraw is a one-sided relationship. The speaker of the poem is waiting for contact from her lover. The context of the...
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