Afterwards: Ezra Pound - 'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley'
Ezra Pound - 'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley'
Read Part IV from 'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley' (on www or text recorded below)
Compare this poem to Graves', Cannan's and Sitwell's poems. How is Pound experimenting with form.
-Allocate poems to 3 x separate groups. Each has to pitch for their poem to be included in a new poetry anthology. Groups prepare presentation and pitch to teacher.
From 'Hugh Selwyn Mauberley
These fought, in any case,
and some believing, pro domo, in any case ..
Some quick to arm,
some for adventure,
some from fear of weakness,
some from fear of censure,
some for love of slaughter, in imagination,
learning later ...
some in fear, learning love of slaughter;
Died some pro patria, non dulce non et decor" ..
walked eye-deep in hell
believing in old men's lies, then unbelieving
came home, home to a lie,
home to many deceits,
home to old lies and new infamy;
usury age-old and age-thick
and liars in public places.
Daring as never before, wastage as never before.
Young blood and high blood,
Fair cheeks, and fine bodies;
fortitude as never before
frankness as never before,
disillusions as never told in the old days,
hysterias, trench confessions,
laughter out of dead bellies.
This Pathway is to be used for revision purposes, predominantly. Whilst the over-arching theme is ‘Afterwards,’ several further themes ('Disillusionment,' 'Memoirs,' 'Sacrifice') emerge and pupils should be encouraged to explore these.
The main aim of the Pathway is to enable pupils to draw connections between works. This is especially useful for those sitting the AQA Unit 6 paper, ‘Reading for Meaning.’ They should also be encouraged to analyse literature of different forms (poetry & prose), focusing on how the pieces fit in to literary tradition / the canon.
The tasks relating to the various sources are listed within the ‘Page Details’ section of the page. Feel free to add to these where necessary.
Created by Hannah.