The Flood. John Clare. John Clare. John Clare (13 July 1793 – 20 May 1864) was an English poet, the son of a farm labourer, who came to be known for his celebratory representations of the English countryside and his lamentation of its disruption.
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The Bight – violence within nature and what the consequences of nature can be,
“All the untidy activity continues, awful but cheerful” and “Like trouble wandering to eternity” – continuity in the loss and misery.
Binsey Poplars – images of destruction,
times of very little punctuation – conveys the lack of control over the situations.