U.A. Fanthorpe

U. A. Fanthorpe was an English poet born in 1929. She passed away in 2009 after publishing numerous poetry collections, many of which comment on social issues. Her awards include the Queen’s Gold Medal for Poetry. 

Half-Past Two

by U.A. Fanthorpe

In her poem, ‘Half-Past Two,’ U. A. Fanthorpe utilizes childish vernacular and mismatched capitalization to reflect the stress of a young child who in the past was punished for “Something.”

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