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Gillian Clarke is obviously a poet of her locality - Wales and she also writes in her poems of what its like to be a woman In this essay I intend to show whether or not her awareness of this affects the subject matter of her poetry Gillian Clarke being a woman might affect the subject matter of her poetry because in the poem Letter from a far country Gillian Clarke undoubtedly uses the idea of what its like to be a woman to get her point across She says in her poem that basically women do great things but these are not always appreciated my males because men do not see these tasks as being great Clarke for instance obviously believes that the tasks she does at home are extremely important I move in and of the hive all day harvesting ordering Clarke obviously believes she brings order to a mess in her household which is in her eyes a important task which is not always appreciated by men Gillian Clarke being a woman might not affect the subject matter of her poetry because in the majority of her other poems she does not mention the theme of women Indeed except for Letter from a far country and a slight theme which I feel significant in East Moors Gillian Clarke does not mention the theme of women So therefore one could say that Clarke being a woman does not overly affect the subject matter of her poetry Gillian Clarke being Welsh may have a dramatic impact on the subject matter of her poetry One example could basically be the title Miracle on St Davids Day Now I see this title as being significant because if Gillian Clarke was English she would not have written a poem entitled miracle on St Davids Day Also Clarkes being Welsh might affect the subject matter of her poems because in East Moors she
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