The Lost Woman by Patricia Beer

The Lost Woman
By Patricia Beer

Before reading the poem, we searched information about the writer, we check S2 blogs and watched an slideshare made by Juan Cruz Subira and Gaston Posse about Contemporary Literature features.

The poem:
My mother went with no more warning
than a bright voice and a bad pain.
Home from school on a June morning
And where the brook goes under the lane
I saw the back of a shocking white
Ambulance drawing away from the gate.
She never returned and I never saw       
Her buried. So a romance began.
The ivy-mother turned
into a tree
That still hops away like a rainbow down
The avenue as I approach.
My tendrils are the ones that clutch.
I made a life for her over the years.
Frustrated no more by a dull marriage
She ran a canteen through several wars.
The wit of a cliché-ridden village
She met her match at an extra-mural
Class and the OU summer school.
Many a hero in his time
And every poet has acquired
A lost woman to haunt the home,
To be compensated and desired,
Who will not alter, who will not grow,
A corpse they need never get to know.
She is nearly always benign. Her habit
Is not to stride at dead of night.
Soft and crepuscular in rabbit-
Light she comes out. Hear how they hate
Themselves for losing her as they did.
Her country is bland and she does not chide.
But my lost woman evermore snaps
From somewhere else: ‘You did not love me.
I sacrificed too much perhaps,
I showed you the way to rise above me
And you took it. You are the ghost

The information about the writer:
Born: November 4, 1919
Exmouth, Devon
Died: August 15 1999
Upottery, Devon
– When she was 14 her mother died so her main theme is death
– She was an English poet, critic, novelist, memorist, and literary academic.
– She started writing poetry after the World War One.
-She wrote “New Romantic” poetry or Contemporary Literature

The presentation:

The summary of it:
– Multiple narrators
– A mixture of pastiche of subjects and genres
– Modern narrative
– Influenced by World war 2
– Literature that comments upon itself
– Contains characters that behave the way most readers would
– The story is set in the present
– Setting is seen at least as a real place
– It has to deal with reality
– Dialogue is informal and conversational and often includes regional dialects
– Experimentation with form and structure
– Reflects the author’s perspective

Games at Twilight presentation

With our literature teacher, Pato Chujman, we had to do a presentation about Games at Twilight. I did it with Juana Perez Muniz and Lola Villegas Argento.

She Was a Phantom of Delight by William Wordsworth

Today, with our literature teacher, Pato, we started reading the story “She was a Phantom of Delight” but first he searched about the author.

Birth: 7th of April 1770

Death: 23th of April 1850

Influence on the writer: living on the Lake District.

Who is the poem for: his wife, Mary

Read the poem and check the meaning of new words. Sigue leyendo

Love (III) by George Herbert

Now in literature, we are analysing the poem Love (III) by George Herbert.
Before our first class we read about George Herbert and in our first class we listen to an audio of an admirer and take notes at Evernote.

-Religious english poet
-It was wrote in the 17 century
-Religious poem that talks about secular love, in the religious way
-The poem have a strugle between ego and its humility, humbleners.
-The poem change tenses, to past, to present
-Transformation in the end

In the second class we analyzed in full the poem Love (III) and, together, we do this slide share.

Here are my notes about the slideshare:

Thee: you
Marred: spoil, ruin.
Emjambment: literary term
Doth: does

Stanza 1
The voice want forgiveness because he feels he doesn’t deserve gods love
So god ask him, Do you lack anything?
What do you need?

Stanza 2
And he answerd that he needs to be worthy to be here
God is trying to explain to the speaker that everybody deserved to be love by him
The voice feel very embarrassed and god took his hand, he was approaching him

Stanza 3: I deserved to go to hell
And god reply: who’s tho blame? Everybody sin
TWIST: he feel worthy, he accept god’s love

Biblical reference about taste my meat: to be part of me, accept my love. My meat is my body, like in comunion, last supper.

Enjambment:You have to read all the way through without stopping for a breather. This literary term make the reader continue reading to understand the message.

Chart: ChartLitS1LoveIIIbyGeorgeHerbert

My own explanation of the poem:
This poem is about a person that thinks he doesn’t deserve gods love because he is a sinner. During all the poem, god is trying to explain him that everybody deserves to be love by God, by him. He refused until the end, when he accepts Gods love and start being part of it.

My conclusion:
In my opinion, I think that this poem leaves a moral, no matter how many times you’ve sinned, God will love you. It is a very good poem, and I like that is a fluent conversation with God. This poem is very touching and I really like it.