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John Clare - National Portrait Galley, London

Poems by John Clare

John Clare's poetry praised the simple pleasures of rural life and attacked the encroaching industrial world.

In the poem I Am he sets out his feelings of alienation, both mentally and politically, inspired by the introduction of Enclosure Acts.

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Links to other poems

  • I Am
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  • Remembrances
Unfortunately, Remembrances is only be available in 'Read' format due to copyright.

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Image: National Portrait Gallery, London

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