Read the following extracts and decide how each poem contemplates the theme of ‘place’. Which one:
- Speaks about place in relation to identity and exile?
- Purely evokes a sense of place?
- Makes a social comment about progress and place?
1.The Herefordshire Landscape by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Hills, vales, woods, netted in a silver mist,
Farm, granges, doubled up among the hills,
And cattle grazing in the watered vales,
And cottage-chimneys smoking from the woods,
And cottage-gardens smelling everywhere,
Confused with smell of orchards.