More sinister yet is the beardless st george from uccello’s painting in ‘not my best side’ (p28) this is a light poem (audiences laugh when it is read aloud) yet the undertones of the final section are sinister st many of ua fanthorpe’s poems touch on the past and history sometimes these are seen. U a fanthorpe was born in kent in 1929 and attended st anne's college, oxford (1949-53) and the university of london institute of education (1953-4), afterwards becoming an assistant english teacher, and later head of english, at cheltenham ladies' college (1962-70. Paolo uccello painted this 'st george and the dragon' in 1470 ua fanthorpe wrote this very funny poem about it in 1975 happy st george's day not my best side u a fanthorpe i not my best side, i'm afraid the artist didn't give me a chance to pose properly, and as you can see. In fanthorpe's not my best side, the speaker, who is the subject of a painting and thus representative of an insider, actually speaks the words of an outsider. Not my best side by ua fanthorpe (pg 25) not my best side this poem is based on uccello’s painting st george and the dragon the poem’s three stanzas are monologues from each of the three characters depicted in the painting – the dragon, the maiden and the knight respectively.
Not my best side, i’m afraid the artist didn’t give me a chance to pose properly, and as you can see, you’re in my way ua fanthorpe’s works are all available from peterloo poets the title of this post is taken from the absent-minded lover’s apology (1995) posted may 2, 2009 by. Not my best side by u a fanthorpe i not my best side, i'm afraid the artist didn't give me a chance to pose properly, and as you can see, poor chap, he had this obsession with triangles, so he left off two of my feet i didn't comment at the time (what, after all, are two feet. - not my best side' and 'but he never forgot how once by not knowing time, he escaped into the clockless land of ever, where time hides tick-less waiting to be born' 2 quotes from ua fanthorpe: 'i not my best side, i'm afraid. The poem, not my best side, which has gone on to become one of fanthorpe's best-loved works, won second prize in an ekphrastic poetry contest run by phoenix magazine in 1975 the painting in question is uccello's st george and the dragon, and the tripartite poem gives witty voice to the three characters in the poem, beginning with the.
About u a fanthorpe u a fanthorpe (1929 - 2009) spent her earliest years in kent she attended st anne's college oxford afterwards becoming a teacher and ultimately head of english at cheltenham ladies' college. I was reading through the site of not my best side and saw your comment about help for gcse on this poem by ua fanthorpe, do you have any notes on the poem as i need to do a monologue and i can`t do it. A lesson on the poem not my best side by ua fanthorpe in which students read each stanza of the poem separately in groups and try to decide which literary archetype is speaking. The following paragraphs explore how language is used to create effects in the poem not my best side by u a fanthorpe, an ekphrastic poem that uses the free verse form arranged in three stanzas of nineteen lines each. Collected poems 1978-2003 makes available once again the best poems from ua fanthorpe’s first three volumes, includes most of the poems from her subsequent five volumes, and most of the poems from the christmas poems anthology co-published by enitharmon and peterloo in 2002.
Ua fanthorpe, who has died aged 79, reached the threshold of her 50th year before she published a remarkable first collection of poems side effects (1978) was the work of a late starter who had. Ursula askham fanthorpe, cbe, frsl (22 july 1929 – 28 april 2009) was an english poet she published under the form u a fanthorpe born in south-east london, the daughter of a barrister, fanthorpe was educated at st catherine's school, bramley in surrey and at st anne's college, oxford, where. I not my best side, i’m afraid, the artist didn’t give me a chance to pose properly, and as you can see, poor chap, he had this obsession with. When was the poem 'not my best side' published watch announcements does anyone know when ua fanthorpe's poem 'not my best side' was published 0 reply genocidal we have a brilliant team of more than 60 support team members looking after discussions on the student room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out. I have decided to do my first paper on u a fanthorpe's not my best side the poet clearly tries to portrays themes of love in this poem especially in section ii and some parts of section iii.
By u a fanthorpe not my best side u a fanthorpe i not my best side, i'm afraid the artist didn't give me a chance to pose properly, and as you can see, poor chap, he had this obsession with triangles, so he left off two of my feet i didn't comment at the time (what, after all, are two feet. Not my best side in ua fanthorpe's poem not my best side the dragon, the maiden, and the knight do not portray the same thoughts and personalities as they do in the traditional stories the main idea of the poem directly lies within in the title, because each character is showing a different less appealing side, then they would in the. In the three-part poem of not my best side by ua fanthorpe there is one evident idea in all three parts the different perspectives of the piece all have something in common, and the title is an indicator. Not my best side, i'm afraid the artist didn't give me a chance to pose properly, and as you can see, -written by ua fanthorpe, and published in -satire on vanity: it is odd that the vanity is not shown in the woman’s character, but rather in the dragon’s.
Contains: poetic terms knowledge checklist to use as a starter, the main lesson in powerpoint, including questions and tasks, copy of the poem with some brief context included on the sheet and finally, a set of group work tasks. Not my best side • the poem is based on uccello’s painting of st george and the dragon fanthorpe thought it might be interesting to find voices for characters who are usually seen as conventionally good, bad, or helpless. Analysis of not my best side by ua fanthorpe not my best side, by ua fanthorpe, is a poetical and parody-like interpretation of paolo uccello's painting, st george and the dragon in the poem, she assumes the thoughts of all three characters depicted in the painting of the mythical slaying of the dragon by st george. In “not my best side” u a fanthorpe challenges the traditional, stereotypical characters in the legend of st george and the dragon only to replace them with another equally stereotypical set in the poem “not my best side” u a fanthorpe has challenged the orthodox images of the characters in uccello’s painting of st george and the dragon.