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Poetry - Discovery

Mid-Term Break by Seamu Heaney (1966). A mobing lyrical poem of a brother trauma of losing his little brother/ individual's discovering and their process of descovering can very according to personal, cultural, historical and social contexts and values

Punishment  by  Seamus Heaney (1962) 1951 Discovery of ancient blg body is linked with modern brutality of kinning Irish girls / ramification of particular discoveriesmay differ for individuals and their worlds.

' At 17'  bt Habus Ian (1975) Told retrospectively from maturity of adulthood/ emotional, creative, intellectual,physical and spiritual, adolesence discovery

'The Door' by Miroslav Holub  (1962) An invitation for the reader to discover what could be beyound the door/ the composer's choice of language of language modes, forms,features and structure shapes representations of discovery and discovering

'Personal Hellicon' by Seamus Heaney (1970) Emotional response to the discovery of a bog body / discoveries can be fresh and intensely meaningful

"The Grauballe Man' by Seamus Heaney (1966) Reflections on childhood / offers new understandings and rened perceptions

 ' Brazil,  January 1 1502' by Elizabeth Bishop (1960) Colonial conquests and an individual's place in a country / discoveries cna be sudden and unexpected, or they can emerge form a process of deliberated and careful planning

'Of Modern Poetry'  by Wallace Steven (1945) Attempt to define are for a fragmented world in constant fluz/ invitation to experience discovery

'Ozymandias' by Percy Shelley (1817) Sonnet about a ruined statue in the desert wasteland / impact of discovery

 'Piano' by D.H.Lawrence (1910) A nostalgic poem about the power of memory and the disillusioning disjunction between the remembered experience of childhood and the realities of adult life / rediscovery

 'Ulysses' By Lord alfre Tennyson ( 1842) Victorian blank verse poem about Ulysses' struggle in facing old age and describes his discontent and restlessness upon returning to his kingdom/ discovery is transformative for the individual



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    A search for my tongue

     'In search for my tongue' by Sujata Bhatt ( 1997) Discovery of new cultural identities, but not always positive / affirm or challenbe more widely-held assumptions about aspects of human experience


    Auguries of Innocence

    'Auguries of Innocence' by William Blake (1810) warning of mistratment of nature/ society


    Epic of Gilgamesh by Akkandian (1000 BC)

    Epic poem of Gilgamesh's journey to discover the secret of eternal life / an individual's discoveries and their process of discovery cna very according to personal, cultural, historical and social contexts and values

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    Poetry - Discovery

    'The Astronomy Lesson'  by Alan Sharpiro ( 1992) Revelas ture humanit under veil of manners and politeness / discovery can lead to new values

    Science Alison Deming (1994) A suite of poem that characterise and embody the wonder scientific and intellectual discovery

     'Darkness ' by Lord Byron (1816) Volcanic eruption that blocked out the sun causing abnormal wather across whole continents / discovery enables us to speculate about future possibilities

    'On first looking into Chapman's Homer'  by John Keats (1816) Romantic sonnet proclaiming the virtue and beatury of a book Keats just read / Self discovery

    On First Looking into Chapman's Homer

    Much have I travell'd in the realms of gold,
    And many goodly states and kingdoms seen;
    Round many western islands have I been
    Which bards in fealty to Apollo hold.
    Oft of one wide expanse had I been told
    That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne;
    Yet did I never breathe its pure serene
    Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold:
    Then felt I like some watcher of the skies
    When a new planet swims into his ken;
    Or like stout Cortez when with eagle eyes
    He star'd at the Pacific — and all his men
    Look'd at each other with a wild surmise —
    Silent, upon a peak in Darien.

    "Epipsychidion'  by Percy Shelley (1821) Mediation on the nature of ideal love / experience of discovery somthing for the first time or rediscoverying something that has been lost, forgotten or concealed

    'The end of Science Fiction' by Lisel Muellwe (1896) Discusses the extent to which our world has changed and evolved, but not for the better / renewed perceptions of ourselves and others. Perceptions of women in the world of science / personal, cultural, historical and social contexts and values

    'Molecular Evolution' by James Maxwell (1873) Satrical poem about self discovery in the 1950s / texts have the potential to affirm or challenbe individuals' or more widely-held assumptions about beliefs about sapects of human experience and the world




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