You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly
U.A. Fanthorpe
(page 51)
You feel adequate to the demands of this
position?
What qualities do you feel you
Personally have to offer?
Ah
Let us cons...
Structure
• 12 stanzas, 6 main stanzas (all are the interviewer’s
speech), 5 of which with one line replies afterwards
(al...
Meaning/Background information
• Ursula Aksham Fanthorpe was went to a boarding school in
Surrey, she was educated at Oxfo...
Meaning/Background information cont.
• This poem begins in a realistic way, almost reasonable, but
becomes surreal towards...
Imagery
• Imagery is used in the last main stanza – where the
interviewer says ‘shimmer’. This is odd because it
makes the...
Language
• The interviewer uses 1st person plural throughout –
‘we do not ask...’ If there is a panel of
interviewers, thi...
Effect on reader
• The reader probably feels sorry for the
interviewee, and pities them. They may also dislike
the intervi...
You feel adequate to the demands of this
position?
What qualities do you feel you
Personally have to offer?
Ah
Let us cons...
Link to The Tempest
• Power and control – the interviewer has lots of
control over the interviewee, similar to prospero
an...
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  1. 1. You Will Be Hearing From Us Shortly U.A. Fanthorpe (page 51)
  2. 2. You feel adequate to the demands of this position? What qualities do you feel you Personally have to offer? Ah Let us consider your application form. Your qualifi cations, though impressive, are Not, we must admit, precisely what We had in mind. Would you care To defend their relevance? Indeed Now your age. Perhaps you feel able To make your own comment about that, Too? We are conscious ourselves Of the need for a candidate with precisely The right degree of immaturity. So glad we agree And now a delicate matter: your looks. You do appreciate this work involves Contact with the actual public? Might they, Perhaps, find your appearance Disturbing? Quite so And your accent. That is the way You have always spoken is it? What Of your education? Were You educated? We mean, of course, Where were you educated? And how Much of a handicap is that to you. Would you say? Married, children, We see. The usual dubious Desire to perpetuate what had better Not have happened at all. We do not Ask what domestic disasters shimmer Behind that vaguely unsuitable address. And you were born —? Yes. Pity. So glad we agree. Read through
  3. 3. Structure • 12 stanzas, 6 main stanzas (all are the interviewer’s speech), 5 of which with one line replies afterwards (all are the interviewee’s speech). • Enjambment throughout. • Indentations/text shifted to the right after most stanzas. • The last things the interviewer says is in blunt, one line sentences – this shows his growing impatience for the candidate. • Each stanza is about a different aspect of the interviewee.
  4. 4. Meaning/Background information • Ursula Aksham Fanthorpe was went to a boarding school in Surrey, she was educated at Oxford and later became a teacher at Cheltenham Ladies College. She taught for 16 years until she began writing poetry in 1974. • Her prestigious education is a contrast to the theme of the poem – sympathising with the unemployed, working class. • In this poem a working class woman is being interviewed for a job and (presumably) an upper or middle class man is interviewing her. • The poem conjures up an image of a snobby, well spoken, and rude interviewer looking down in disgust at the unfortunate interviewee. • The poem has themes of prejudice, stereotypes and discrimination through the use of tone and language such as ‘vaguely unsuitable address’.
  5. 5. Meaning/Background information cont. • This poem begins in a realistic way, almost reasonable, but becomes surreal towards the end – overwhelming the reader and interviewee with a perplexing rant (The usual dubious desire to perpetuate what had better not have happened at all. We do not ask what domestic disasters shimmer behind that vaguely unsuitable address) that only the most articulate of people would be able to understand. • This a way of excluding the interviewee and the reader, so the reader sympathises with the candidate. • ‘You will be hearing from us shortly’ could be read as a reflection on today’s society – judging a person based on their age, appearance, education, personal life, and where they come from. • The poem also displays patriarchy – which Fanthorpe was stongly against (she was a feminist). And the interviewer seems misogynistic and chauvinistic.
  6. 6. Imagery • Imagery is used in the last main stanza – where the interviewer says ‘shimmer’. This is odd because it makes the candidate’s domestic life seem positive, shiny, perfect, etc. A better word would have been ‘lurk’, ‘fester’ or ‘hide’.
  7. 7. Language • The interviewer uses 1st person plural throughout – ‘we do not ask...’ If there is a panel of interviewers, this could be to exclude the candidate. Also, the interviewer could be using the seemingly royal term ‘we’ to come across well spoken and superior – out of sheer arrogance. • Prose throughout, no rhyming. • It is odd when the interviewer says ‘the right degree of immaturity’ – as you’d expect him to say ‘maturity’. The author/interviewer uses a lot of opposite words in this poem. Perhaps to confuse and intimidate the reader/candidate.
  8. 8. Effect on reader • The reader probably feels sorry for the interviewee, and pities them. They may also dislike the interviewer – as he comes across rude and treats the interviewee unfairly. • This poem could conjure up the reader’s own memories and experiences of interviews, this would make the poem more relatable for the reader.
  9. 9. You feel adequate to the demands of this position? What qualities do you feel you Personally have to offer? Ah Let us consider your application form. Your qualifi cations, though impressive, are Not, we must admit, precisely what We had in mind. Would you care To defend their relevance? Indeed Now your age. Perhaps you feel able To make your own comment about that, Too? We are conscious ourselves Of the need for a candidate with precisely The right degree of immaturity. So glad we agree And now a delicate matter: your looks. You do appreciate this work involves Contact with the actual public? Might they, Perhaps, find your appearance Disturbing? Quite so And your accent. That is the way You have always spoken is it? What Of your education? Were You educated? We mean, of course, Where were you educated? And how Much of a handicap is that to you. Would you say? Married, children, We see. The usual dubious Desire to perpetuate what had better Not have happened at all. We do not Ask what domestic disasters shimmer Behind that vaguely unsuitable address. And you were born —? Yes. Pity. So glad we agree. Annotate
  10. 10. Link to The Tempest • Power and control – the interviewer has lots of control over the interviewee, similar to prospero and Miranda/Ferdinand/Caliban. • The interviewer dislikes the interviewee and doesn’t want her to take over or ‘invade’ the company – similar to how Caliban dislakes Prospero, and doesnt want him to take over or invade.
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