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The War Correspondent – Poem Analysis

‘The War Correspondent’ is a series of poems by Ciaran Carson which is based on the Crimean War, split into seven individual poems; two of which, Gallipoli and Balaklava, are included within the Poems of the Decade anthology. Carson was born in Belfast… Continue Reading →

Look We Have Coming to Dover! – Poem Analysis

‘Look We Have Coming to Dover!’ is a poem by Daljit Nagra which considers immigration to the United Kingdom and the development of cultures as they mix and merge in different countries. Born in London in 1966, Nagra often examines the… Continue Reading →

History – Poem Analysis

‘History’ by John Burnside is a striking poem which considers the significance of historical events, particularly the World Trade Center attacks in September 2001. Burnside is a Scottish poet, born in 1955 in Fife. His motivation for writing is the… Continue Reading →

The Gun – Poem Analysis

‘The Gun’ is a poem by Vicki Feaver which explores the concept of power through the use of destructive hunting imagery. Feaver is a highly acclaimed poet who frequently uses objects from everyday life in her poems to present key ideas… Continue Reading →

Giuseppe – Poem Analysis

‘Giuseppe’ is a poem by Roderick Ford which explores the power of language and the ability it has to shape meaning and interpretation, particularly with the confessional tone of this poem and its ability to imply dark ideas. Ford was born in… Continue Reading →

Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass – Poem Analysis

‘Chainsaw Versus the Pampas Grass’ is a poem by Simon Armitage which considers the relationship between man made, physical objects, with nature and the natural world, specifically using the symbolism of a chainsaw to show man’s interaction. Armitage is Yorkshire-born… Continue Reading →