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Comparing attitudes to old age in Miracle on St Davids day and Old man old man In both poems old age is shown to cause disconnection from the people with their surroundings Parts of the poem miracle on St Davids day shows the people do have connections with their surroundings For example he rocks gently to the rhythms of the poems shows that the man can hear the poem and connects with it When the man in the poem starts to recite the poem The Daffodils it is clear that he has heard the poem that was recited before and has understood it In the poem old man old man the man in the poem is shown to be very disconnected from his surroundings Fretting at how to find your way from Holborn to Soho shows that he can no longer relate to his surroundings and so can not find the way When it is said your wife could replace on the walls those pictures of disinherited children it is proves the point very clearly It is saying that if pictures of people he is close to where replaced then he would not notice the difference This shows a very strong lack of connection with events going around him The word forget is repeated many times in the poem old man old man this shows that old age has caused the man to forget things some of which used to do regularly An example is that he used to smoke a cigarette at a precise time he now can not remember whether he has done the task you forget if youve smoked your timetabled cigarette Old man old man shows that the man has been unable to retain a lot of the power that he used to have such as Lord once of the shed He used to have powers to which he felt were important the words world authority
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