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I Am

John Clare

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Added by: trinidad
this poem did not suck, his use of language which portrayed his fall into despair and loneliness, was by far, the unsuckilly thing about the poem.
God bless Clare, Unsucker
Added by: sarah
This poem is not self pity, but simply a catalogue of symtons. He has strenth to confess to his emotions, but is controlled in his expression. John clare was obviously a very empty, confused man who lacks connection with any other being.
Added by: Rach
i agree that this poem is not about self pity it is much more egotistical. The poet wishes affirm his existence to people. I brings to mind descartes 'I think; therefore, I am' philosophy. Although I agree that it seems to have a melancholy tone I would say that it is about the poet (and here comes the egotistical part) wanting to transcend earthly circumstances. What I like about this text is the poets use of the sea to reflect his emotions. The poem starts of with sort phrases and hard sounds creating the crashing sounds of a stormy sea which ties in with the notion of a shipwreck. But the poem ends calmly and ordered with the sounds of the words creating the gentle lapping ounds of a calm sea, and it feels like a resolution and satisfactory conclusion has been reached by the poet
john clare
Added by: saz
i think this poem is more of a statement rather than self indulgent, egotistical incoherant , loenly rambling (although many have interpreted this in that way)
john clare is using the tightly structured and paradoxically terrifyingly formless poem structure to convey his sense of loss of identity and significance.
Added by: jenny
poem was complete and utter rubbish. belongs in the garbage!!!! for definate
Added by: Bj
i hope you all know that this is about the difficulty of being schizophrenic.

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