Anonymous Education For Leisure: The title itself is a saying that was used in the eighties, with the idea in mind that robots will eventually take over the work force meaning that nobody would have jobs, thus meaning that rather than being educated in trades, people should be educated on how to spend their free time instead of wasting their days and slipping into insanity. There is nothing left to kill. I feel that learning as a whole seems to be veering towards : 'I can't be bothered' and 'you're not even helping me' and 'just go away, can't do it anyway'. We did that at school. In 2002 a school in refused to teach the poem. I see that it is good.
Here the poet uses simple words and alliteration to suggest that the persona is not well educated as the vocabulary used is illiterate and inarticulate which emphasizes that education was not his strong point. Carol Anne Duffy was a Brilliant poet of the eighties and nineties!! The speaker decides to take power over his life and to make some changes. To find whether it was quoted in or out of context, you will have to look elsewhere in order to advance your studies. The cat knows I am a genius, and has hidden itself. It is an ordinary day, a sort of grey with boredom stirring in the streets. The poem is almost a cautionary tale; revealing the consequences of those who have nothing to do, and who tire of waiting for other people to give them a living or some kind of recognition, that they have not earned.
But you are right that it is about education not leading to meaningful employment, so being just for leisure. I breathe out talent on the glass to write my name. But today I am going to change the world. This indicates his intention of murder. He knows that the only power his has is physical, violent power, and so the only way he can change the world is to destroy it.
Anonymous Carol Anne Duffy was a Brilliant poet of the eighties and nineties. The themes of both poems show the complete… 3117 Words 13 Pages The theme of relationships is presented in the selected extracts as complex and often far from traditional. Be consistent and have well thought out, valuable opinions on topics you're interested in. I could be anything at all, with half the chance. Our teacher taught it to us anyway - she thought it was a great poem and so do we.
The other reason, I think, is a need to take control of a life that seems so far beyond his power to change. There is nothing left to kill. A squash a fly against the window with my thumb. Duffy responded to the ban by citing the level of violence in the plays of Shakespeare and by stating that she considered the message of the poem to be pro-learning and anti-violence. Also the idea that he lives away from the town links into him feeling lonely and neglected. Is this a good example of imagery? It is unclear to the reader whether the poem is based on a specific person, but Duffy portrays a character we may recognize from fiction and from real-life reports. His response to this is to kill something.
Women at the time barely worked outside the house. The last line is slightly ambiguous and mysterious. The first poem I am going to study is 'Valentine ' by Carol Ann Duffy. She gets children fired up about language and verse. Duffy's gift was to give a voice to the mute and oppressed, bringing to life fresh and vibrant characters, this poem 'Education For Leisure' is no exception. She is contemplating the methods and how she is to achieve this. Machines taking over the jobs of people has been a fact of life for over 200 years or more.
I have had enough of being ignored and today I am going to play God. The cat knows I am a genius, and has hidden itself. It is a well written poem, with references to shakespeare. The speaker has been ignored a lot and is retaliating now. Some schools already refuse to use the poem amid fears its content would provoke pupils. I could be anything at all, with half the chance.
My favour at her breast, the dropping of daylight in the west, the bough of cherries some officious fool broke in the orchard for her, the white mule she rode with around the terrace. I get our bread-knife and go out. We can conclude that too much energy and free time can be destructive. The killer gives the victims an instant death. Once a fortnight, I walk the two miles into town for signing on. I pour the goldfish down the bog.