Moon-Whales

Moon-Whales Ted Hughes
  • Title: Moon-Whales
  • Author: Ted Hughes
  • ISBN: 9780670488643
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Moon-Whales Ted Hughes Moon Whales A poet s evocation of animals and plants which live on the moon of his imagination
    A poet s evocation of animals and plants which live on the moon of his imagination.
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    About Ted Hughes


    1. Edward James Hughes was an English poet and children s writer, known as Ted Hughes His most characteristic verse is without sentimentality, emphasizing the cunning and savagery of animal life in harsh, sometimes disjunctive lines.The dialect of Hughes s native West Riding area of Yorkshire set the tone of his verse At Pembroke College, Cambridge, he found folklore and anthropology of particular interest, a concern that was reflected in a number of his poems In 1956 he married the American poet Sylvia Plath The couple made a visit to the United States in 1957, the year that his first volume of verse, The Hawk in the Rain, was published Other works soon followed Hughes stopped writing poetry almost completely for nearly three years following Plath s suicide in 1963 the couple had separated earlier , but thereafter he published prolifically, often in collaboration with photographers and illustrators, as in Under the North Star 1981 He wrote many volumes for children, including Remains of Elmet 1979 , in which he recalled the world of his childhood From 1965 he was co editor of the magazine Modern Poetry in Translation in London Some of Hughes s essays on subjects of literary and cultural criticism were published as Winter Pollen 1994 After decades of silence on the subject of his marriage to Plath, Hughes addressed it in the poems of Birthday Letters 1998 In 1984 he was appointed Britain s poet laureate.Ted Hughes was the father of Frieda Hughes and the brother of Gerald Hughes.


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    1. I found this book in the school library during a hard time in my life, and was happy for the distraction The poet imagines various creatures that live on the moon, and their strange habits.Here s the title poem Moon WhalesBy Ted HughesThey plough through the moon stuffJust under the surfaceLifting the moon s skinLike a muscleBut so slowly it seems like a lasting mountainBreathing so rarely it seems like a volcanoLeaving a hole blasted in the moon s skinSometimes they plunge deepUnder the moon s [...]

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    2. I got this because Andrew Smith mentioned it in Moondust In Search of the Men Who Fell to Earth I have to say that I wasn t overly enad of most of the poems It s pretty much children s poetry, which I don t have a problem with in general, but this just didn t do it for me There were some adult allusions, and a couple poems reminded me of Shel Silverstein s whimsical style, but overall I thought the rhyme schemes seemed too forced It was worth checking out for a few of the poems, though.

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    3. A collection of poems detailing the thing Ted Hughes imagined living on the moon Enjoyed it very much, quick read and truly imaginative The poetry lags in a few places but also provides some great turns of phrase.

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    4. Reminiscent of Shel Silverstein but often darker, Moon Whales paints a bizarre image of life on the moon Quite literally, this collection is sheer lunacy, both inspired and otherwise The titular poem is easily 5 stars The overall collection, 3.5.

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    5. A collection of poems for children using the moon as a theme There are all types of poems in this anthology that tell about many fantastic creatures that have been made up.My favourite poem was Moon Mirror on p16 I liked the way it played with rhythms and there were some very interesting images too The rhyme scheme and repeated words all help to give the poem that excited sing song feel, perfect for children.

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    6. I am giving this book four stars because of the brilliant five star title poem It is a book aimed at children and some of the poems are pretty good but some didn t quite make it and felt like filler.

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    7. Continuing my struggle to see the greatness in Ted Hughes.

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    8. 821.914 H8946m 1976

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    9. Everyone is about the moon.

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