Clare, John
February 2005
Scholastic Scope;2/21/2005, Vol. 53 Issue 13, p11
The article focuses on the poem "First Love," by John Clare. This poem written 150 years ago still rings true today. In the first verse of the poem, Clare writes that his love's face looks like a flower. She steals his heart and he can't move. In fact, he's turned into clay. In this poem, the narrator describes how he feels when he meets his first love. His feelings are so strong that blood rushes to his face and he can't speak. The article also presents the full text of the poem. It inspires its readers to write similar poems.


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