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Thoughts on language, literature, learning and culture

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Thoughts on language, literature, learning and culture

    Episode 8 Belloc and Burton - two poems.

    Episode 8 Belloc and Burton - two poems.

    In this episode I compare two poems in the comic/surreal tradition of warning poems for children, one by Hilaire Belloc and one by Tim Burton. For more information about Upper Street's courses and classes, visit https://www.upper-street-madrid.com/

    • 9 min
    Episode 7 - I walk the Line. Phrases where careful actions are represented as careful motion

    Episode 7 - I walk the Line. Phrases where careful actions are represented as careful motion

    Latest episode of Upper Street Madrid Podcast. For more information about Upper Street's courses and classes, visit www.upper-street-madrid.com

    • 6 min
    Episode Six - Haiku in English

    Episode Six - Haiku in English

    Haiku in English - including Kerouac, Ginsberg, Hass and John Cooper Clark. For more information about Upper Street's courses and classes, visit www.upper-street-madrid.com

    • 8 min
    Episode 5 - Words and nonsense, Professor Branestawm, Lewis Carroll and TS Eliot

    Episode 5 - Words and nonsense, Professor Branestawm, Lewis Carroll and TS Eliot

    Words can mean different things depending on how they are heard, seen or read. Norman Hunter, Lewis Carroll, Shakespeare and TS Eliot provide some examples.

    • 7 min
    Reflections on the poem 'To Any Reader' by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    Reflections on the poem 'To Any Reader' by Robert Louis Stevenson.

    TO ANY READER
    As from the house your mother sees
    You playing round the garden trees,
    So you may see, if you will look
    Through the windows of this book,
    Another child, far, far away,
    And in another garden, play.
    But do not think you can at all,
    By knocking on the window, call
    That child to hear you. He intent
    Is all on his play-business bent.
    He does not hear; he will not look,
    Nor yet be lured out of this book.
    For, long ago, the truth to say,
    He has grown up and gone away,
    And it is but a child of air
    That lingers in the garden there.

    • 5 min
    Episode 3 - Poems, songs and topsy-turvy words

    Episode 3 - Poems, songs and topsy-turvy words

    Some thoughts on the relationship poetry and song and a look at how and why expressions like goody-goody, topsy-turvy and hanky-panky are used.

    • 10 min

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