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    quote from Ted Hughes. Ted Hughes was a man of love. Hughes was known for many of his children books and famous poems. Hughes is also greatly known for holding the title of British Poet Laureate from 1984 until his death. Love was an important aspect of Ted Hughes life and two poems: Love Song and September. Ted Hughes was born August 17, 1930 in Yorkshire, England. His parents were Edith Hughes and William Henry. His father was a carpenter. Hughes had two siblings Owlyn and Gerald Hughes. At the age

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    Ted Hughes was a very well known poet whose best works are considered by critics to be ‘Snowdrop’ and ‘Hawk Roosting’. Hughes grew up in the countryside where he developed a fascination with animals and nature which is seen throughout his poetry. Whilst most of Hughes poetry is based on nature, other poems portray aspects of Hughes’ personal experiences, such as his marriage to Sylvia Plath. Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath got married in 1956. Plath was clinically depressed for most of her adult life

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    recipient of both the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry and T.S. Eliot’s prize for poetry, Ted Hughes was an acclaimed poet. The shadow of Hughes late wife, Sylvia Plath, kept Hughes stagnant in his career, in which he was known as “Her Husband” (Middlebrook). Hughes most recent collection of poems, Birthday Letters, took him over twenty-five years to write, and contains poems which recount the marriage of the couple. Hughes wrote the poems as a loving gesture towards Sylvia, but the poems were misinterpreted

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    assessment of the truth. We can do this by analysing the viewpoints presented by Ted Hughes’ confessional poems, The Minotaur and Red from his anthology The Birthday Letters (published 1998) and the feature article, Face of a People Smuggler by Fenella Souter, featured in Good Weekend (April 21, 2012). Through our analysis, we are able to separate fact

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    Hughes’ poem, “Harlem,” is a short, eleven lined poem, with all but one line composed of questions. The use of imposing questions throughout the poem is a way to keep the reader engaged and to be still a sense of power in the reader by allowing him to develop his own answer. The main question the speaker asks in the poem is “what happens to a dream deferred” (Line 1). The question is posed in the first line of the poem in a single standing stanza, therefore the break between the first line and

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    Niobe, By Ted Hughes

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    Logan and Ted Hughes have written different renditions of this topic, and they each add their own unique style into into their works. For instance, Ted Hughes provides a poetic translation of the original story by Ovid. He also adds his own spice to the tale by using his tendency to create drama. For example, Hughes states, “Niobe was proud… She reared her spectacular head, / Her hair coiled and piled like a serpent / Asleep on a heap of jewels. Anger made her beauty awesome,” (Hughes 199). Although

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    February 2017 The Life of Ted Hughes In the “The Hawk in the Rain,” Ted Hughes writes, “I drown in the drumming ploughland, I drag up / Heel after heel from the swallowing of the earth’s mouth, / From clay that clutches my each step to the ankle / With the habit of the dogged grave, but the hawk/ Effortlessly at height hangs his still eye” ("News about Ted Hughes”). This is Hughes’ first and most accomplished collection to this day. During the twentieth century Hughes produced some of his most

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    love at first sight. Sylvia Plath, an American writer, experienced the desirable moment the first time she saw Ted Hughes, an English poet (Middlebrook). The romantic relationship between Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath grew instantly. They both shared a love of writing, but yet their relationship began to go downhill five years after their marriage (Popova). The marriage between Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath was destructive because of Sylvia’s unstable mental health and Ted’s unfaithfulness, but it was

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    Sylvia Plath was influenced to write poems early on in her life. One of the biggest influences within her writing include her father, Otto Plath. Otto Plath had died from an illness caused by diabetes in 1940. After this traumatizing event, Plath had written very vivid poems explaining her problematic relationship with her father, and her feelings after he had died. She wrote a poem named Daddy (“Sylvia Plath” Poetry). Daddy is a poem including a characteristic person representing Plath’s father

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    Plath met her lover, fellow poet, Ted Hughes, in 1965 in Cambridge while she was attending the university. As shown in the film adaptation of her life, their relationship can be described as love at first site. From the moment they locked eyes at the party they both attended, they felt the intense connection. Only moments later in the night, while Plath and Hughes were dancing together, Sylvia had already declared her love for Ted. The couple married in 1956 but their love wasn’t

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