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The two poems I have chosen to write about are Jones the Grocer by Herbert Williams an Not to be used for Babies by Harry Webb Welsh Poets write both of these poems This essay will explore these poems in detail and identify similarities and differences between the two poems Jones the Grocer written by Herbert Williams is written in first person Narrative and is about a local tradesman In the first line of the first stanza we are introduced to the owner of the shop and straight away are given the feeling of loneliness We are shown this when the narrator writes Jones the Grocer we called him The word the in Jones the grocer is very impersonal and doesnt convey friendship this is how we are given the feeling of loneliness The second line of the first stanza tells us that Jones doesnt lead a very social life when the poet writes A pale man skilled in servility The word servility suggests that Jones has no self-respect and is irritatingly humble Also this line gives us a sound of disapproval The third and fourth line tells us a bit about what Jones is like and what he looks like His hands white and soft as the lard he stacked In small meticulous rows His hands white and soft as the lard he stacked tell us that he isnt very masculine and has feminine hands So there is no sense that hes strong This quotation tell us that he is over fussy when the poet writes In small meticulous rows The next three lines suggest that he is apologetic and gives us a sense of humility towards Jones these points are shown when the narrator writes his head Polished and somehow apologetic as if He was crowned forever with dishonour Also the third line of the quotation is used as an oxymoron because it says that he is
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