Comparing three poems (Project 3: Exercise 1)

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.


My thoughts:

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