Mean As Custard (calico_pye) wrote,
Mean As Custard

19th & 20th century: Wordsworth & T.S. Eliot - Starter

Ok, so I am down to my last three assignment.  Have shelved the 'One Text/Two Theories' one, as i think I will have to research a bit more. I am looking at IL3 which is the following:

IL3: Using one example from each, contrast the writing of the 19th and 20th centuries. (1000 – 2000 words)

I think I will use the following:

Earth has not anything to show more fair:
Dull would he be of soul who could pass by
A sight so touching in its majesty:
This City now doth, like a garment, wear

The beauty of the morning: silent, bare,
Ships, towers, domes, theatres, and temples lie
Open unto the fields, and to the sky;
All bright and glittering in the smokeless air.

Never did sun more beautifully steep
In his first splendour, valley, rock, or hill;
Ne'er saw I, never felt, a calm so deep!

The river glideth at his own sweet will:
Dear God! the very houses seem asleep;
And all that mighty heart is lying still!

Unreal City,
Under the brown fog of a winter dawn,
A crowd flowed over London Bridge, so many,
I had not thought death had undone so many.
Sighs, short and infrequent, were exhaled,
And each man fixed his eyes before his feet.
Flowed up the hill and down King William Street,
To where Saint Mary Woolnoth kept the hours
With a dead sound on the final stroke of nine.
There I saw one I knew, and stopped him, crying: “Stetson!
“You who were with me in the ships at Mylae!
“That corpse you planted last year in your garden,
“Has it begun to sprout? Will it bloom this year?
“Or has the sudden frost disturbed its bed?
“Oh keep the Dog far hence, that’s friend to men,
“Or with his nails he’ll dig it up again!
“You! hypocrite lecteur!—mon semblable,—mon frère!”

I will at least start - may search for other alternatives.


Haven't progressed much further as pc playing up a bit.  Plus I have just found out that self, P1 & 2 are on Google maps.


266 words - but I think I will be better tomorrow :-)
Tags: 19th & 20th century, fda english y1, grindstone files - year 1, intro into literature, t.s. eliot, william wordsworth

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