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Look We Have Coming to Dover!

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However, this is juxtaposed with the idea of being “stowed” and hidden away unnoticed, with it unlikely for people to be able to invade a country with no supplies. This poem is part of the set of prescribed poems that could be included in the Edexcel English Literature exam, meaning that it is important to study, understand and revise this poem. One example is “ Bedford van” which became a well known piece of British culture throughout the 20th century, including many wartime vehicles branded as “Bedford”. This also enables a broad range of interesting comparative points with other poems from the ‘Poems of the Decade’ collection.

This could therefore be interpreted as a criticism of those who are see immigration as hugely detrimental or even dangerous. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. Literature is one of her greatest passions which she pursues through analyzing poetry on Poem Analysis. Taking in its sights Matthew Arnold's 'land of dreams', the collection explores the idealism and reality of a multicultural Britain with wit, intelligence and no small sense of mischief.

One can’t help but wonder how this initial impression of England contrasted with that the immigrants might’ve expected. This has been interpreted as representing the shape of the cliffs of Dover; cycles of emigration and immigration; the five oceans of the world; cycles of life, death and rebirth. He is Professor of Creative Writing at Brunel University London, Chair of the Royal Society of Literature, on the Council of the Society of Authors, Advisor to Poetry By Heart, and presents the weekly Poetry Extra on Radio 4 Extra.

When viewing the text of the poem on the page the first line of every stanza is the shortest and the last is the longest, with the middle three making up the distance between. When they finally make it to shore they drive off in an inconspicuous van and try to make lives for themselves.It is white, indistinguishable from other similar vehicles and likely the perfect on land camouflage. Faber Members get access to live and online author events and receive regular e-newsletters with book previews, promotional offers, articles and quizzes.

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