Exercise 2: The Road (Revisited)

The following is an extract from the beginning of The Road by Cormac McCarthy. "He pushed the cart and both he and the boy carried knapsacks. In the knapsacks were essential things in case they had to abandon the cart and make a run for it. Clamped to the handle of the cart was a chrome … Continue reading Exercise 2: The Road (Revisited)

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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