Analysis of ‘Happy Ending’ by Fleur Adcock

Happy Ending ‘Happy Ending’ by Fleur Adcock is about the thin line that exists between love and friendship. Adcock’s poems are concerned with human relationships, places and some mundane activities. Most of her poems are from her own experiences and this might be one too. About the Poet Fleur Adcock was born on 10th February 1934 in Papakura to Cyril John Adcock and Irene Robinson Adcock. When she was five she went to England and spent eight years of her initial education in EnglaRead More…

Analysis of ‘Stewart Island’ by Fleur Adcock

Stewart Island ‘Stewart Island’ is a poem written by Fleur Adcock about the third largest island in New Zealand. Fleur moved to England when she was five years old and considered England as her spiritual home. So life back in New Zealand did not have any meaning in her life and this is what is reflected in the poem Stewart Island published in the 70s. About the Poet Fleur Adcock (born 10 February 1934) went to England when she was five but returned to New Zealand in 1947 when she waRead More…

Analysis of ‘For Heidi with Blue Hair’ by Fleur Adcock

For Heidi with Blue Hair ‘For Heidi with Blue Hair’ written by Fleur Adcock was published in 1986. It is a poem that focuses on a conflict between a British school girl, Heidi, and the repressive authority of the school. The name Heidi is not mentioned anywhere in the poem but it is in the title. So we understand Heidi faced the brunt of authoritarian figures in school. About the Poet Fleur Adcock is a British poet who was born in New Zealand, studied in London, worked in New ZealanRead More…

Analysis of Immigrant by Fleur Adcock

Immigrant ‘Immigrant’ is a short autobiographical poem of Fleur Adcock that focuses on immigration of people and this is done through the imagery of birds. It is a throwback on time when she first moved to Britain from New Zealand. The poem ‘Immigrant‘  is in the collection of poems titled ‘The Inner Harbour’ which was published in 1979. About the Poet Kareen Fleur Adcock was born on February 10th 1934 in Papakura, New Zealand. Adcocks family moved to England in 1947. FleurRead More…

Analysis of ‘No Ordinary Sun’ by Hone Tuwhare

No Ordinary Sun Hone Tuwhare has an amazing collection of poems to his credit and the best known of them is ‘No Ordinary Sun’. This poem shot him to the international scene. It was first published in Northland in 1959 and became the titular poem of his first volume of poetry published in 1964. This poem is an outpour at the plight of mankind after the Hiroshima bombing, the havoc it had unleashed. About the Poet Hone Tuwhare (21 October 1922 – 16 January 2008) was a popular Maori Read More…

Analysis of ‘In drear nighted December’ by John Keats

In drear nighted December ‘In the drear nighted  December’ is a poem reflecting about the steadiness of nature irrespective of the changes. John Keats contrasts the steadiness with the inconsistencies of man amongst the changing nature of the world. This poem was written in 1817. About the poet John Keats (October 31, 1795 – February 23, 1821) was one the most widely anthologized and accomplished of the British Romantic Movement. He lived only for 25 years and his work, compared Read More…

The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone

The day is gone and all its sweets are gone: ‘The day is gone, and all its sweets are gone’ is the first line of the poem and it looks like John Keats has not given another title for the poem. It is a poem where the poet seems to be missing someone and uses a lot of imagery to make his point. About the Poet John Keats was born on October 31, 1795, in London. He lost his parents very early in life. His father, Thomas Keats, died in an accident in 1804 and his mother, Frances Keats, dRead More…