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Lee-James Bovey

Lee-James, a.k.a. LJ, has been a Poem Analysis team member ever since Novemer 2015, providing critical analysis of poems from the past and present. Nowadays, he helps manage the team and the website.

The Clown Punk by Simon Armitage

‘The Clown Punk’ is about a real event that occurred in Simon Armitage’s life. This poem flashes back and forth between past and present events.

The Clown Punk by Simon Armitage

Havisham by Carol Ann Duffy

Carol Ann Duffy’s ‘Havisham’ is a response to Charles Dickens’s portrayal of the character Miss Havisham in his famous novel Great Expectations. This poem refers to the character as “Havisham” rather than “Miss Havisham.”

Havisham by Carol Ann Duffy

Vultures by Chinua Achebe

‘Vultures’ is one of the famous poems of the Nigerian poet Chinua Achebe. It is a dark and somber piece that focuses on the Belsen concentration camp and a commandant who works there.

Vultures by Chinua Achebe

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