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    I need a poem to compare with Harmonium. Any suggestions? And also how are they similar and how they differ?
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    (Original post by CFCITBC)
    I need a poem to compare with Harmonium. Any suggestions? And also how are they similar and how they differ?
    Perhaps 'This be the verse' by Philip Larkin, they both present parent/child relationships and their deterioration, except Larkin's poem presents it as an inevitable destruction from the start, whereas in Harmonium it's more gradual and there are some positive things at the start of the relationship
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Perhaps 'This be the verse' by Philip Larkin, they both present parent/child relationships and their deterioration, except Larkin's poem presents it as an inevitable destruction from the start, whereas in Harmonium it's more gradual and there are some positive things at the start of the relationship
    I study poems from the relationship cluster but 'This be the verse' is not among them
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    (Original post by CFCITBC)
    I study poems from the relationship cluster but 'This be the verse' is not among them
    Oh I didn't realise you meant from the anthology, I thought you meant poems in general what about Nettles? It deals with parent child relationships in an early stage of the relationship (i.e. when the child is young) but hints of negativity in the future, which could reflect the negativity of the adult relationship in Harmonium
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    (Original post by Gingerbread101)
    Oh I didn't realise you meant from the anthology, I thought you meant poems in general what about Nettles? It deals with parent child relationships in an early stage of the relationship (i.e. when the child is young) but hints of negativity in the future, which could reflect the negativity of the adult relationship in Harmonium
    Yes it could work! Thank you very much!!
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    Compare with Brothers - both poems present difficult family relationships that are beyond repair by the final stanza.
    Contrast with Praise Song - parental relationships in these poems are polar opposites.
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    You could compare it with Hour- Carol Ann Duffy, a similar theme in both is time, you could compare the different ways it's presented in both
 
 
 
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