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Unique Senses of Place in Poetry by Edward Thomas and Robert Frost Essay example

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The two Edward Thomas and Robert Frost explore many poems where they describe a location that would transfer the reader to a specific scene that implies that this location is somewhat important to the poet. Edward Thomas' poem, 'Adlestrop' describes where he witnessed a location for only a few minutes as his train stopped in a station, named 'Adlestrop'. Adlestrop is a tiny rural parish on the eastern border of Gloucestershire, and it's very well-known for its countryside and walks. This poem begins with the line "Yes, I remember Adlestrop"; this leads us to think that someone may have asked him if he knew this place and also creates a conversational feel of the poem to intrigue the reader to find out how exactly he did remember Adlestrop. This poem is written in first person and gives a personal sense to the poem as it is their own experience. 'Adlestrop' is written in the four-lined octosyllabic stanza rhyming of ABCB. The tone of this poem is quite reflective and thoughtful as the narrator thinks back to his experience with Adlestrop. In the first two stanzas Thomas concentrates more on the human elements of 'Adlestrop'. The pause after the word 'Adlestrop' in the first line and the shortness of the last sentence of that stanza both add emphasis to these facts. The caesura in the previous line produces this memory of the express train stopping more memorable as if is just all came back to the narrator that it was late June. The narrator in stanza two describes the 'bareness' of the platform and the unusualness of how no-one came onto or off the train which again makes the reader think of the reason why this train stopped. By giving the particular detail of the person clearing their throat on the train the reader can imagine vividly how empty the s.. .

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