English Notes 4/8/09 W.H. Auden (1907-1973) -First poems 1923 -Oxford Educated, passed but justbarely -Met Christopher Isherwood, who often offered criticism and was also his love affair -Leaves England in 1939, which was viewed as betrayel by most -Moves to the US and becomes a citizen in 1946 -Travels to Berlin with the US --He knew the Cambridge 5 which was suspicious un willing Phillip Larkin (1922-1985) -Cambridge educatioin, b/c he could not serve in the military due to eyeset -University of Hull librarian -Offered the position of poet Laureate in 1984, but he refesued because he had nothing else to write Ted Huhes (1930-1998) -?Wild West? First poem -When Larkin turned down Peot Laureate, it unfloces ***Optional HW: write 1-2 page comparison of one of today?s poems with one of the poems we read about WWI Think aobut the theme, style, tone, ect. 1920? Treaty of Versie ?Those to whom evil is done/Do evil in return? Democracy sucks, ?mismanagement? ?Skyscraper? reference to possibly Imperialism Democracy fails, Hitler was elected ?We must love one another or die?, commenting on the isolation of America High Windows -Sin without guilt, where is god -Stopping creation, where is god ?Dust as we are?
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