POETRY – IDENTITY

• ‘Out of the ash / I rise with my red hair / And I eat men like air.’
(LADY LAZARUS – PLATH)

• ‘We are shelves, we are / Tables, we are meek, / We are edible.’
(MUSHROOMS – PLATH)

• ‘soft fists.’
(MUSHROOMS – PLATH)

• ‘We shall by morning / Inherit the earth.’
(MUSHROOMS – PLATH)

• ‘It can sew, it can cook, / It can talk, talk, talk.’
(THE APPLICANT -PLATH)

• ‘Will you marry it, marry it, marry it.’
(THE APPLICANT -PLATH)

• ‘I have given my name and my day clothes up to the nurses / And my history to the anaesthetist and my body to the surgeons.’
(TULIPS – PLATH)

• ‘In each hand, like an old stone savage armed.’
(MENDING WALL – FROST)

• ‘I a child & thou a lamb’
(THE LAMB – BLAKE)

• ‘The mind-forg’d manacles I hear’
(LONDON – BLAKE)

• ‘I wander thro’ each charter’d street’
(LONDON – BLAKE)

• ‘Cruelty knits a snare’ ; ‘it bears the fruit of Deceit’ ; ‘There grows one in the Human Brain.’
(THE HUMAN ABSTRACT – BLAKE)

• ‘And I sunned it with smiles.’ ; ‘Till it bore an apple bright’
(POISON TREE – BLAKE)

• ‘mighty and dreadful, for, thou art not so’ ; ‘poppy, or charms can make us sleep as well,’
(DEATH BE NOT PROUD – DONNE)

• ‘He kindly stopped for me’
(BECAUSE I COULD NOT STOP FOR DEATH – DICKINSON)

• ‘How dreary – to be – Somebody! / How public – like a Frog’
(I AM NOBODY! WHO ARE YOU?)

• ‘every faire from faire some-time declines’ ; ‘When in eternall lines to time thou grow’st’
(SONNET 18 – SHAKESPEARE)