AQA Unseen Poem - Mark my answer please!Watch
Yes, I am the writer and I said "think" quite deliberately. Meaning, in a poem or any other piece of writing, is a two-stage process: it is created not only when the words leave my pen but when they enter other ears or eyes. The poet's version of what a poem "means" is not necessarily privileged above the reader's, and hasn't been since Adorno. I was not consciously speaking of parenthood in that poem; that does not mean others cannot legitimately read that theme into it. It's a very old-fashioned attitude to suppose that there is only one way to read a piece of writing. As for your last sentence, I was not seeking your approval for why I made the account.
And what are your opinions about the interpretations I gathered from the poem about parenthood?
btw, I took this from the AQA Unseen Poetry Guide (CGP) which set the poem and the question so I didn't choose this topic, I simply put down my interpretations and what you possibly could have been implying.
Didn't expect to meet the poet ehh...
what would you give it out of 18? I know it is quite horrendous, I would expect 11/12, you'll be able to mark it honestly seeing as you have an A* in your igcse..
I don't know the poem itself, although I did notice in your essay a grammatical error which I would personally have penalised. And you do seem to make some very general comments which I could be picky about. But then again, I do this myself, so I won't be mean about it. I think it's a decent essay and could range between 10 and 15 out of 18, depending on the marker, to be honest. But don't take my opinion to heart as I'm not a teacher myself!