Transcript of analysis of first love by john clare by kateryna, jana and olivia analysing first love by john clare first love by john clare i ne'er was struck before that. L ondon, 1822 there was a new poet in town: john clare, up from the countrysidehe had visited once before, two years earlier, when his first volume was published then he had been overwhelmed. The first thing that sprung out to me about the poem, naturally, was the title: i am hits the reader with an unexpectedly authentic burst of human emotion with just three simple letters or two simple words. Although john clare’s i am is simple in structure, its meaning is complex the poem consists of three stanzas of six lines each the last two stanzas follow the ababcc rhyme scheme, while the first stanza’s rhyme scheme is ababab with the exception of the eye rhymes in stanza 1, each line ends in a perfect rhyme, establishing a melodic rhythm and well-controlled tone.
John clare is “the quintessential romantic poet,” according to william howard writing in the dictionary of literary biography with an admiration of nature and an understanding of the oral tradition, but with little formal education, clare penned numerous poems and prose pieces, many of which. First love – john clare background john clare was an early 19th century poet who wrote mostly about nature and lamented the loss of the english countryside and the disruption of the traditional ways of life. Article shared by john clare was an english poet and his poems underwent a major re-evaluation in the late 20 th century his was known for his well crafted talent in writing poems related to nature, rural childhood and alienated and unstable self.
John clare wrote two poems about swordy well whilst the first, i love thee swordy well, records clare’s own delight in the flowers he could find there, the second is a lament about the destruction of the site, as clare saw it, through over exploitation by man, as a direct result of enclosure. This poem by an often-overlooked voice in romantic poetry, john clare (1793-1864), strikes to the heart of what many of us have felt at some time in our lives: having kept his love of somebody a secret, the poet is doomed to transfer or deflect that love onto other people who remind him of his first. Analysis this poem of john clare's is quite exquisite it is and it is not and it says just so and explains just so as is often the case, the complication and resolution of the poem reside in its title, which is the same words beginning the poem, “i am” what an exclamation.
'i am' by john clare (poem analysis) topics: poetry, life, meter pages: 4 (1427 first love is a poem, which encapsulates the experience the poet has falling in love for the first time it is rejoicing the love he attained for a woman named mary joyce however there is sadness and a feeling of dissatisfaction hovering in the background. The analysis you made of the opening line of this poem “i ne’re stuck before that hour” immediately captured my attention it was really affective for the way you have analyzed the two words “stuck” and “hour” and for the way you interpreted them. John clare was an english poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the english countryside and his lamentation of its disruption.
The poem shows the intensity of first love and the passion we derive from it it is like the author tells us his personal tale of when he was struck with first love since that day he has never been the same. “first love” was written by john clare, 1793-1864, about his true first love, mary joyce, whom he met when he was only 10 years old she was the daughter of a wealthy farmer w. John clare (13 july 1793 -- 20 may 1864) was an english poet, in his time commonly known as the northamptonshire peasant poet, born the son of. The poem “first love” was written by john clare around 1800′s about his first love, mary joyce she was the daughter of a wealthy farmer, who forbade john from seeing mary john clare eventually married in 1820, the same year that he published his first book of poems.
John clare is “the quintessential romantic poet,” according to william howard writing in the dictionary of literary biography with an admiration of nature and an understanding of the oral tradition, but with little formal education, clare penned numerous poems and prose pieces, many of which were only published posthumously. A secondary school revision resource for gcse english literature about the context, language and ideas in john clare's sonnet. Jonathan bate, english literature expert, claims that clare was “the greatest labouring-class poet that england has ever produced’ (545) john clare is known to be a representative of the countryside poetry, an advocate of nature and a lonely soul, reflecting these aspects in his work clare’s state of mind is the cornerstone of this particular poem. First love by john clare i neer was struck before that hour with love so sudden and so sweet her face it bloomed like a sweet flower and stole my heart away complete my face.
A short film about john clares poem - 'i am. About john clare john clare, the son of a casual labourer, was born in helpstone, northamptonshire his twin sister died a few weeks after their birth and he was brought up in poverty, only attending school very occasionally because his father couldn't keep up with the modest fees.
John clare once quoted some verses of byron and shakespeare to the editor of the northampton mercury and claimed he had written them when the editor questioned clare about this strange plagiarism, clare responded: i'm john clare now i was byron and shakespeare formerly. Poem of the week: autumn by john clare a wind-blown lyric exhilarated by the first blasts of wintry weather, which moves beyond the polite conventions of its time carol rumens. David st john was born in fresno, california, on july 24, 1949 he received his ba in 1974 from california state university, fresno, and an mfa from the university of iowa.