Exercise 3 – Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas

Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas was a poem that I found very hard to read however listening to Richard Burton's recitation brought this poem alive. (There is a copy of the poem at the end of this post) This is the first time that I have experienced such a disparity between reading and listening to text. … Continue reading Exercise 3 – Fern Hill by Dylan Thomas


Exercise 2 – Poetic Devices Examples

Below are example poems that I have found that make use of the various poetic devices. It was found that many poems contained many different devices. Rhyme They Should Have Asked My Husband by Pam Ayres You know this world is complicated, imperfect and oppressed And it’s not hard to feel timid, apprehensive and depressed. … Continue reading Exercise 2 – Poetic Devices Examples

Exercise 1 – Ways of Seeing and Saying

The Herefordshire Landscape by Elizabeth Barrett Browning Hills, vales, woods, netted in a silver mist, Farm, granges, doubled up among the hills, And cattle grazing in the watered vales, And cottage-chimneys smoking from the woods, And cottage-gardens smelling everywhere, Confused with smell of orchards.   To me this poem purely evokes a sense of place. … Continue reading Exercise 1 – Ways of Seeing and Saying