- For today's class we read and gave our personal analysis on three poems so far. They were Keats' "Ode To A Nightangle", "La Belle Dame Sans Merci", and "Fern Hill" by Dylan Thomas. After we wrote our personal reviews for each poems, we checked each others' reviews and shared marked our thoughts with pencils. After that we had an discussion about Dylan Thomas' work in "Fern Hill".
- Today I have done Keats’s Ode to a Nightingale, La Belle dame sans merci and Dylan Thomas’s Fern Hill. Ode to a Nightingale and La belle dame sans merci expressed the poets view toward the mystic nature. But Fern Hill is based on personal experience, creating an impression of the carefree youth from the point where the narrator has become adult and is trapped in the dutiful ties of the society. For him childhood was the period when he was carefree and he has now lost the innocence and only has a vague image of it.
We have worked on Fern Hill, looking at the poem from different perspectives, once from the literary meaning of the words of the poem and also at the ones which we deciphered based on our personal understanding of the poem. I personally emphasized on the frequency of the inclusion of certain words or imagery in the poem for example time, children and the changes observed with the rising of a new day and the nature that is continuously being described signifying how much. He yearns to leave the matured human world of chaos to the peaceful, secluded world of nature where such disorder and harshness does not exist.