There is no other incident of the boys physically hurting him. Read the left column and then answer the following questions: They were rude in speech and were dressed in rags.
I am not someone who can shed or disclaim his past. AudenChristopher Isherwood, C. In he became professor of rhetoric at Gresham CollegeLondon. He died in at the age of He seems to have been ambivalent about the whole issue.
He is scared of mental torture as well as physical abuse since he is not sure he can strike back.
Indeed, he even launched himself into the Spanish Civil War where he opposed the fascist dictator, General Franco.
And the nonhuman structure proves to be of the very highest social value, for rural electrification programs help create a new world of human equality. Irrational parenting makes the parents look childish. While their superior attitude snobbery? Not only did Spender fear their physical strength, but he also feared their words, mocking him and pointing at him.
They also had the freedom to climb cliffs and splash around in country streams, something that the child was not allowed to do.
His parents were literary people too. We can visualise the persona through antithesis. They belong to a different world altogether. Spender concludes by stating that he would have loved to befriend the boys had they even shown the slightest bit of interest.
Every six months Spender went back to England. Day Lewis, and Louis MacNeice. Autobiography provides the line of continuity in my work. The parents would definitely frown on that. I shall always have an affair, a railway fare, or a revolution.
Had they smiled, forgiving would have been pointless.
What figure of speech or language device is the expression "like stones". Spender had many affairs with men in his earlier years, most notably with Tony Hyndman who is called "Jimmy Younger" in his memoir World Within World.
However, he contrived by pulling strings to be re-examined and was upgraded to "B" which meant that he could serve in the London Auxiliary Fire Service. Metaphorical Inference This poem has strong autobiographical overtones. The fourth line of the second stanza, the narrator reveals he has a "lisp" in which the other children tease him about.
In the late Twenties young English writers were more concerned with censorship than with politics In he divorced.Feb 09, · Introduction In the poem "My Parents" by Stephen Spender, the theme of freedom is clearly indicated by the use of similes, metaphors, lack of rhyme, enjambment and imagery to convey the stark contrast of freedom between the street boys and the poet.
Spender also explores the complexities of bullying reflected in the rough.
Stephen Spender was a member of the generation of British poets who came to prominence in the s, a group—sometimes referred to as the Oxford Poets—that included W. H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, C. Day Lewis, and Louis MacNeice. In World within World: The Autobiography of Stephen Spender the author speculated.
My parents kept me from children who were rough / Who threw words like stones and wore torn clothes / Their thighs shown through rags. They ran. Stephen Spender was a member of the generation of British poets who came to prominence in the s, a group—sometimes referred to as the Oxford Poets—that included W.
H. Auden, Christopher Isherwood, C. Day Lewis, and Louis MacNeice. Stephen Spender’s “My parents kept me from children who were rough” has as the focal point of the poem the idea conveyed in the title itself. "My Parents," by Stephen Spender is a short three-stanza poem each with four lines.
The narrator of the poem discusses a difficult circumstance of his childhood where he is being bullied by 'rough.Download