Don Paterson – The Thread – Essay in progress

Fatherhood is shown in “The Thread” in the way the writer worries about his son. For example, Paterson says, “All that trouble just to turn up dead.” The use of italics for this sentence indicates that Paterson’s fear is in the past, and that his son has now recovered. The sense of worry about his son is shown in the weakness of Jamie when he … Continue reading Don Paterson – The Thread – Essay in progress

Waking With Russell — The Thread – Essay Plan

From today’s class discussion…     Choose two poems which approach a similar theme in different ways. Explain the nature of these different approaches and discuss which approach leads, in your opinion, to the more pleasing poem. Introduction: Name of writer Name of the text(s) Date written The gist of the text Intention (What is your essay going to be about)  Paragraph One Father worrying … Continue reading Waking With Russell — The Thread – Essay Plan

Higher Essay – Common Problems

Following on from today’s class. 1. Topic sentence.2. Demonstrate.3. Analysis. (name the technique – how is it working)4. Connect to question. Spellings1. Russell2. Collection3. Paterson4. Intimate5. Innocence6. Narrative7. Conceit8. Substantial9. Simile Other points1. Contractions2. Also3. Titles – “The Thread”4. Be specific “so hard he ploughed straight back into the earth”5. Analysis of “ver”6. Naming the writer Paterson – the poet – the writer7. “We will discuss” Continue reading Higher Essay – Common Problems

Don Paterson – Classnotes

Title Writer Date One-sentence summary Essay intention “Waking with Russell” is taken from Don Paterson’s 2003 collection, “Landing Light”. The poem is about the feelings of love that the poet rediscovers when his first son is born. This essay will address the idea of middle-age in the poem, and how Paterson effectively conveys his ideas on the subject. “companion pieces” based on the same theme. … Continue reading Don Paterson – Classnotes

Don Paterson – Waking with Russell – The Thread

I found these notes on my desktop – they were from a previous brainstorming we did in class. How does Don Paterson convey the bond established between father and on in the poems “Waking With Russell” and “The Thread”? Intro: Don Paterson/ Landing Light/ Effect of fatherhood on the writer/ the bond between father and son as central emotive device Para 1: The metaphor of … Continue reading Don Paterson – Waking with Russell – The Thread

Waking With Russell / The Thread – Don Paterson – sample essay

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Don Paterson – Waking With Russell/ The Thread

Notes from today’s class. How does Paterson convey the bond established between father and son in his poems, “Waking With Russell” and “The Thread”? Paragraph/ Sections1. The use of the “thread” as a metaphor.2. The theme of flight.3. The sonnet form4. The fear of death (needs rephrasing, Mr C)5. Giving purpose to life/ hope for the future6. The feeling of connectedness7. Contrast between innocence and … Continue reading Don Paterson – Waking With Russell/ The Thread