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Two Photographs Dannie Abse

idea of passing on is omnipresent. 2nd Turcet: With the wide expanse of the world around them (sunset/sea) people looked for a quasi-religious experience or a real religious experience by praying in a church. ‘Darkening house’ = church. But for Abse, the Gods ‘had human faces and were flawed’, meaning they were no better than everyday people and offered him no answers. 3rd Turcet: 4th Turcet: Change of tone. Hints that mythology and history doesn’t have the answer. Use of hard sounds...

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What Ideas About Love and the Past Are Explored in ‘Love Songs in Age’ and ‘Wild Oats’ by Philip Larkin? Use ‘Down the M4’ by Dannie Abse to Illuminate Your Response.

Throughout Love Songs in Age and Wild Oats, Philip Larkin uses various literary techniques, such as imagery, structure and symbolism to convey certain aspects of love and the passing of time. These aspects are illuminated by Dannie Abse in Down the M4. Love Songs in Age pictures a woman, perhaps Larkin’s mother, who has kept the musical scores of songs she used to play, perhaps on the piano, and rediscovers them after many years, when she is a widow. In the poem, Larkin uses lexical choice to explore...

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Death in Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse

Death in Larkin and Abse Death pervades The Whitsun Weddings and in Ambulances is reflected on in terms of the significance of our response to seeing an ambulance stop. Passers-by view them as ‘confessionals’, secretive, mysterious places where we confront our deepest nature. They are impersonal and unpredictable, resting ‘at any kerb’ and reminding us of our mortality because ‘All streets in time are visited’. The contrast of the mundane reality of a visit to the shops with the ‘wild white...

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Larkin vs Abse on Relationships

Larkin and abse discussing relationships Philip Larkin and Dannie Abse have very different and contrating attitudes to relationships. On the whole, Larkin presents the concepts of love and marriage as very superficial and meaningless, whereas Abse appears to be less such nihilistic and more open and positive about such topics. The essay will discuss this contrast by examing Larkin’s “Whitsun Weddings”, “Wild Oats” and “Arundel Tomb”, and Dannie Abse’s “Imitations” and “Sons”. ...

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Ansel Adams life and two analysis of his photographs.

National Park where he received his first camera, the Kodak Box Brownie. His first photographs recorded their vacation. Ansel fell in love with Yosemite National Park and would return every summer. He worked four summers as the caretaker of the park's club headquarters. During this time, he became an expert mountaineer and conservationist and gained vast of experience as a landscape photographer. Ansel struggled between two professions, photography and music. In 1920, he decided to become a concert pianist...

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How does Larkin write about marriage in comparison to Abse

“How does Larkin write about marriage” essay question. In “the Whitsun Weddings” and “self’s the man” we see Larkin portray the theme of marriage and relationships from an outside perspective like in many of his poems- in these two he is an outsider because he is unmarried. In both it seems clear that at face value he is cynical about the thought of being wed to another person. Martin Amis described Larkin as a man who’s “values and attitudes were utterly, even fanatically negative” and it may seem...

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How Larkin and Abse portray the theme of disappointment and loss

How do Larkin and Abse present the idea of disappointment and loss? Both Larkin and Abse write poems about disappointment and loss but both having a different idea to how it is presented In ‘Home is so sad,’ by Philip Larkin, the idea of disappointment and loss is presented through a home. The form and structure gives off spontaneous thoughts and written in two quintains and each stanza containing 5 lines. Each line contains ten syllables with a basic iambic metre and containing internal full...

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notes on larkin and abse

developed, perhaps. I revel in Larkins ambiguities. We think this has misogynistic attitudes as he objectifies women and referes to them only by their physical features. He also reduces her to her \"fur gloves\". Mann this is a bad poem, a story of two hookers in my opinion. • Both wild oats and Dockery and son have a persona which appears inferior. • Wild oats says that the choices you make in life have less to do with personal disposition or want, more to do with what you are allowed to do...

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Compcompare the Ways in Which Larkin and Abse Write About Place.

Compare the ways in which Larkin and Abse write about place. You must include detailed critical discussion of at least two poems by Larkin in your response. In timed conditions Gemma N Larkin and Abse both write about places in a very different, very unique style. One the one hand Larkin talks about the places of his past and how they are no longer accessible; the changing of a beautiful, unspoilt place to something short of an eyesore; a pace he is in but does not feel he belongs and even...

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The Boston Photographs

The Boston Photographs Stanley Foreman, a journalist for the Boston Herald American, captured three famous photographs of a fire rescue case which reminded me of my grandmothers tragedy, displayed the themes of tragedy and anger, parallels to the movie World Trade Center, and aligns with my opinion that Foreman published the photographs rightfully. Foreman snapped the camera thinking to take heroic shots of a brave fireman successfully rescuing a woman and a child. Little did he know, he would...

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