english GCSE poems hehehe

anyway, as we were lol....sarah u amaze me, :bow: lol, u should work at MIT with a memory like that lol i just remember one where some blokes looing in through a window of some cafe...wat was that one?! Wat were the other topics in the book?lol god i feel like such a nerd but tis interesting *goes and puts big thick glasses on* lol


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We had to analyze this poem...

And I LOVED it :eek:

Seamus Heaney - Mid-Term Break

I sat all morning in the college sick bay
Counting bells knelling classes to a close.
At two o'clock our neighbors drove me home.

In the porch I met my father crying--
He had always taken funerals in his stride--
And Big Jim Evans saying it was a hard blow.

The baby cooed and laughed and rocked the pram
When I came in, and I was embarrassed
By old men standing up to shake my hand

And tell me they were "sorry for my trouble,"
Whispers informed strangers I was the eldest,
Away at school, as my mother held my hand

In hers and coughed out angry tearless sighs.
At ten o'clock the ambulance arrived
With the corpse, stanched and bandaged by the nurses.

Next morning I went up into the room. Snowdrops
And candles soothed the bedside; I saw him
For the first time in six weeks. Paler now,

Wearing a poppy bruise on his left temple,
He lay in the four foot box as in his cot.
No gaudy scars, the bumper knocked him clear.

A four foot box, a foot for every year
we did seamus heaney for like all our english stuff in yr 9 or sommit, i can just remember he did loads about farms lol but they were all actually about his dad or sommit.
Yeah i think there was jo, i think i may google it lol


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yes. Yesssss i did :p :eek:

(Omg talking of crying...everyone go and watch THE NOTEBOOK asap. holy shit, i love that film. i bawled my eyes out yday when I watched it even though i've seen it 10 times..)
wass it about who's in it?!

Watched armageddon last night, love that film to bits, choked back me tears tho coz there was a guy in the room and i look like something outta the exorcist when im bawling lol


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x0x_JoAnNe_x0x said:
yeh iv watched it it is the best!!! i love the lake part with all the swans and wen he builds the house and when u find out they are the old cupple awwwwwww!!!
me too. I am buying it as soon as I can. It's not out to buy here till the 7th! Aw it's just so sweet.

I couldn't believe the girl was the main b!tch (Regina) from mean girls...I thought she was a great actress in the notebook..
ooooh tell me tell me tell me!!!! lol

ah i'll google it lol

ahhhhh thought i might've seen it, i havent lol ill watch it asap


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x0x_JoAnNe_x0x said:
oh yeh i didnt know that i was trying to realise who she was cas i recognised her wow how weird! xxx she is top in it!!
yeh she was! Did you know the guy that wrote it (it was originally a book) - also wrote A walk to remember!!

Ha ha can you tell I watched all the extra features!

Lofty..it's about this boy and girl that fall in love, and how their love kinda conquers all and they listened to their hearts and not their heads. Won't give too much away, but it is a great film. Deffo worth the 3.99 from Blockbuster :)
now that HAS to be one of my alltime favourite films, one u can sing and cry to!!!! Loverly mix of characteristics lol

mmmmmmmmm ewan mcgregor!

dont be nervous hun, college is easy peasy to get into, a tad harder to get out of tho lol, gud luck tho! Wat courses u going for?


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yeah its the bombdiggity!!!!!!!!! Im gonna download the soundtrack coz the music is AMAZINGGGGGGG
Lol, he seems to be in everything, nothing i can name now lol but he pops up in alot!

ewan made me like the scottish accent lol, now that IS an accomplishment lol.

I know wat u mean, i think ive got it on video but i cant find it, sob sob sob
Lol, trainspotting was ace lol trippy but really good

i dunno, he plays quite a ninny(for want of a better word lol) in loads of his films but he seemed quite a funny guy on the long way round
lotfy is the poem u were on about, i luv this one

District Six.
No board says it is:
but my feet know,
and my hands,
and the skin about my bones,
and the soft labouring of my lungs,
and the hot, white, inwards turning
anger of my eyes.

Brash with glass,
name flaring like a flag,
it squats
in the grass and weeds,
incipient Port Jackson trees:
new, up-market, haute cuisine,
guard at the gatepost,
whites only inn.

No sign says it is:
but we know where we belong.

I press my nose
to the clear panes, know,
before I see them, there will be
crushed ice white glass,
linen falls,
the single rose.

Down the road,
working man's cafe sells
bunny chows.
Take it with you, eat
it at a plastic table's top,
wipe your fingers on your jeans,
spit a little on the floor:
it's in the bone.

I back from the
boy again,
leaving small mean O
of small mean mouth.
Hands burn
for a stone, a bomb,
to shiver down the glass.
Nothing's changed.