Presentation on theme: "Poet: Ted Hughes By Vanessa De La Cruz. Born August 17 th,1930 – 28 October 1998 was an English poet and children's writer. He attended Mexborough grammar."— Presentation transcript:
Poet: Ted Hughes By Vanessa De La Cruz
Born August 17 th,1930 – 28 October 1998 was an English poet and children's writer. He attended Mexborough grammar school, and wrote his first poems from age of fifteen, some of which made their way into school magazine. Before beginning English studies at Cambridge University in 1948, he spent much of his time reading and rereading all of Shakespeare. According to my research he could recite it all by heart. He studied first English and then anthropology and archaeology. His first published poem appeared in 1954, the year he graduated from Cambridge. Hughes was married to American poet Sylvia Plath, from 1956 until her death by suicide in 1963 at the age of 30. Some poems make reference to Path ‘s suicide, but none of them addresses directly the circumstances of her death.
Anthologies edited by Hughes Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson Selected Poems of Sylvia Plath Selected Verse of Shakespeare A Choice of Coleridge's Verse The Rattle Bag (edited with Séamus Heaney) The School Bag (edited with Séamus Heaney) By Heart: 101 Poems to Remember Modern Poetry in Translation  Short story collection 1995 The Dreamfighter, and Other Creation Tales, Faber and Faber, London, England. 1995 Difficulties of a Bridegroom: Collected Short Stories, Picador, New York, NY. Books for children 1960 The Earth Owl and Other Moon People 1961 Meet my Folks! 1963 How the Whale Became 1964 Nessie the Mannerless Monster 1967 Poetry in the Making 1968 The Iron Man 1970 Coming of the Kings and Other Plays 1976 Season Songs (illustrated by Leonard Baskin) 1976 Moon-Whales and Other Moon Poems (illustrated by Leonard Baskin 1978 Moon-Bells and Other Poems (illustrated by Felicity Roma Bowers) 1981 Under the North Star (ilustrated by Leonard Baskin) 1986 Ffangs the Vampire Bat and the Kiss of Truth (illustrated by Chris Riddell) 1987 The Cat and the Cuckoo (illustrated by R. J. Lloyd) 1988 Tales of the Early World (illustrated by Andrew Davidson) 1993 The Iron Woman 1993 The Mermaid's Purse (illustrated by R. J. Lloyd, Sunstone Press) 1995 Collected Animal Poems: Vols. 1–4, Faber & Faber
Wind This house has been far out at sea all night, The woods crashing through darkness, the booming hills, Winds stampeding the fields under the window Floundering black astride and blinding wet Till day rose; then under an orange sky The hills had new places, and wind wielded Blade-light, luminous black and emerald, Flexing like the lens of a mad eye. At noon I scaled along the house-side as far as The coal-house door. Once I looked up - Through the brunt wind that dented the balls of my eyes The tent of the hills drummed and strained its guyrope, The fields quivering, the skyline a grimace, At any second to bang and vanish with a flap; The wind flung a magpie away and a black- Back gull bent like an iron bar slowly. The house Rang like some fine green goblet in the note That any second would shatter it. Now deep In chairs, in front of the great fire, we grip Our hearts and cannot entertain book, thought, Or each other. We watch the fire blazing, And feel the roots of the house move, but sit on, Seeing the window tremble to come in, Hearing the stones cry out under the horizons. The poem Wind By Ted Hughes uses many images, metaphors, personification and similes to effectively describe The Storms intensity and power. Metaphor This shows us that nature is not to be meddled with and it has a wild energy which cannot be stopped describes the impact and strength nature has over human beings. The line "stampeding the fields“ elaborates the brutality of the wind attacking the natural surroundings. The poem is situated away from the cities, presumably in the countryside or in a very isolated place, this can be supported by the use of words like “fields” and “hills”. Why did he used Wind for his poem? “Wind” to portray the power of the wind hitting humanity. Here the house is compared to a tree to convey the fact that the wind seems to have got under Hughes' home and made it vulnerable, as if it might be ripped out, uprooted from its environment.