Anthony in Blue Alsatia Analysis

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Eleanor Farjeon (13 February 1881 – 5 June 1965) was an English author of children 's stories and plays, poetry, biography, history and satire. Eleanor Farjeon was born in London, England on 13 February, 1881. The daughter of popular novelist Benjamin Farjeon and Maggie (Jefferson) Farjeon, Eleanor came from a literary family, her two younger brothers, Joseph and Herbert Farjeon, being writers, while the eldest, Harry Farjeon, was a composer. She won many literary awards and the prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award for children 's literature is presented annually in her memory by the Children 's Book Circle, a society of publishers. Eleanor Farjeon wrote delightful and distinctive poems for children. Her first novel was "Ladybrook", a tale…show more content…
In almost every sentence, we can see the opposition of the nervous train inhabitants and the blooming youth of the countryside residents. The enumeration again displays their attitude towards the life “A few girls stood and stooped in the long grass, picking the flowers; some wore wreaths of the blue and white flowers, some were laughing under their white sunbonnets, some used, some rested on their rakes, all were sweet and fresh and frank”. And there is one person to whom the author gave his individual place in the story— “One tall young fellow, splendid as a god, stood edgeways in the sunlight”. But as the story continues the nervousness tends to grow: “We are held up!" "We have broken down!" "Bandits! — these dreadful foreign parts!" "The engine is on fire!" "The engine—driver has gone mad!” these exclamatory phrases once again underline the feral nature of townsmen who found themselves in an unusual situation, though the gay young voices still sound in the air as if nothing had happened. The author through a simile compares the Blue Mountains to a dream, and even to a paradise. The picturesque description of soft dim woods, of a tiny cottage, of meandered little paths and a little stream

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