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'Harmonium' by Simon Armitage (analysis)

Duration: 05:00

Simon Armitage explores and explains the themes, ideas, feelings and attitudes behind 'Harmonium' and considers the language, structure and form of the poem linked to its central ideas. His reading of the poem is combined with shots and views of Marsden, Armitage’s home town and the ‘location’ for Harmonium, alongside an explanation and analysis of some key words and phrases. These are illustrated with a series of visual images designed to aid a deeper appreciation of the symbolism inherent in the poem.

Available since: Thu 22 Nov 2012

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Simon Armitage: Writing Poems

Simon Armitage goes behind the scenes of some of his most famous poems.

First broadcast: 09 Mar 2012

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