Picador, 650 pp, £2500, october 2003, isbn 0 330 37106 1 'i am': the selected poetry of john clare edited by jonathan bate farrar, straus, 318 pp, us $1700, november 2003, isbn 0 374 52869 1 john clare, politics and poetry by alan vardy in 1865, a year after john clare's death in. I am is a poem based around a life that has not been lived to the full a life that john clare has had to struggle through, a sad regretful lonely life it is also about lost love and death of a love one or possibly him, a day when you go to heaven to either meet a loved one or just a place to rest. Dltk's poems i am by john clare i am—yet what i am, none cares or knows my friends forsake me like a memory lost: i am the self-consumer of my woes.
First love - john clare background john clare was an early 19th century poet who wrote mostly about nature and lamented the loss of the english countryside and the disruption of the traditional ways of life. I am is a short poem of three six-line stanzas each stanza is regular iambic pentameter, rhyming abababthe verse form is slightly unusual, not surprisingly for john clare who experimented. I am (or lines: i am) is a poem written by english poet john clare in late 1844 or 1845 and published in 1848 it was composed when clare was in the northampton general lunatic asylum  (commonly northampton county asylum, and later renamed st andrew's hospital), isolated by his mental illness from his family and friends.
This article briefly surveys recent critical examinations of works about gypsies by the poet john clare (1793-1864) analysis of clare's gypsies, thinking about. I am is a famous poem by john clare i am: yet what i am none cares or knows my friends forsake me like a memory lost,i am the self-consumer of my woes. John clare was born on july 13, 1793, in northamptonshire, england regarded for his poems about nature, his books include poems descriptive of rural life and scenery (taylor and hessey, 1820) and the village minstrel, and other poems (taylor and hessey, 1821.
Comments & analysis: i ne'er was struck before that hour / with love so sudden and so sweet, on aug 08 01:52 am x rate: , , skip edit more by john clare. Published in 1848, i am is one of john clare's best-known poems and one that makes a powerful existential statement about the self and the imagination. I am is a poem that was written by john clare during the 1840s clare's rustic poetry had brought him considerable fame and wealth, which enabled him to escape the meagre life he had experienced up until that time. John clare (13 july 1793 -- 20 may 1864) was an english poet, in his time commonly known as the northamptonshire peasant poet, born the son of a farm labourer at helpston near peterborough.
Meaning of poem 'i am' by john clare i am: yet what i am none cares or knows , my poem analysis help first love by john clare answer questions. Analysis of john clare's poems - description of poetic forms and elements. Readings index i am by john clare, 1793-1864 • background i am, clare's best-known poem, was first published in the bedford times john clare was a local. Unsurprisingly, john clare (1793-1864) disliked being called the peasant-poet, but it was the brand, to borrow modern corporate-speak, that was foisted on him by a literary establishment anxious.
I am by john clare and wants by philip larkin poetry analysis essay many poets, conventional and traditional have written about their personal feelings and their views on the world. 427 i think i have been here long enough: john clare and the poetry of his asylum years it was taken for granted that a peasant poet was uneducated in a. I am is a poem that was written by john clare during the 1840sclare's rustic poetry had brought him considerable fame and wealth, which enabled him to escape the meagre life he had experienced up until that time.