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by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Welcome Charles. Interesting A-levels. At a wild guess I'd say you're not going to a state school. Nothing wrong with that, and grovelling apologies if I'm wrong. Who are you reading? Name names! David You're wrong, but you don't have to apologise :lol: - I'm going to one of the last selective stat...
by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:37 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Robert Frost
Replies: 4
Views: 1528

Ended up answering a question in my English AS on this one, so forgive me if I'd rather not talk about it too much! :wink: It's a very interesting meditation on tradition and division, I like the fact that Frost was quite playful with this one, with the references to a game and of course the unforgi...
by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:31 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Advance Notice -Sir Gawain And The Green Knight
Replies: 1
Views: 831

Hmm, thanks for that. :)
by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 10:09 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Child by Sylvia Plath
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

*Some wiking later* Ah, she has bi-polar disorder (possibly). :( My mother has that, be interesting to ask her view on it. Must be hard to love a new-born while suffering from depression, or at least a strange experience- I do get the sense from "Child" that parental love is still very strong in the...
by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: Poetry Discussion
Topic: Child by Sylvia Plath
Replies: 3
Views: 1301

Great Poem, Plath is someone I haven't explored a great deal. Interesting to compare it to "You're": Clownlike, happiest on your hands, Feet to the stars, and moon-skulled, Gilled like a fish. A common-sense Thumbs-down on the dodo's mode. Wrapped up in yourself like a spool, Trawling your dark, as ...
by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:16 pm
Forum: Any Other Business
Topic: Vindication for English Grammar Teachers Everywhere
Replies: 1
Views: 1051

Very nice find.

I wouldn't be the one who drafted or reviewed that contract. Yikes!
by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 9:02 pm
Forum: Hello, Good Evening and Welcome
Topic: Hi all
Replies: 6
Views: 2404

Hi all

Though I'd join. I'm Charles (no!) an 18 year old schoolboy (the worst sort of poet ;) ) doing my A-levels (Classical Civilisation, English Lang and Lit and History). I'm not a huge writer of poetry at the minute, though I love reading it. I'd like to start writing my own though, one of my main moti...
by Charles
Sun Dec 10, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Post-a-Poem (Beginners)
Topic: hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Replies: 2
Views: 778

"Two Loves" has been used in Christian writing to refer in a mystical sense to the two great commandments - Love God and Love thy Neighbour. It is what you're referring to? I like it, but I do feel you haven't quite got a coherent style down. "Good, bad or even ugly" is rather colloquial and especia...