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TheLostWomanby Patricia Beer
by Mati, Tin and Juan
Poem:
My mother went with no more warning
than a bright voice and a bad pain.
Home from school on a June morning
And where...
Stanza1
My mother went with no more warning
than a bright voice and a bad pain.
Home from school on a June morning
And whe...
Stanza2
She never returned and I never saw
Her buried. So a romance began.
The ivy-mother turned into a tree
That still ho...
Stanza3
I made a life for her over the years.
Frustrated no more by a dull marriage
She ran a canteen through several wars...
Stanza4
Many a hero in his time
And every poet has acquired
A lost woman to haunt the home,
To be compensated and desired,...
Stanza5
She is nearly always benign. Her habit
Is not to stride at dead of night.
Soft and crepuscular in rabbit-
Light sh...
Stanza6
But my lost woman evermore snaps
From somewhere else: “You did not
love me.
I sacrificed too much perhaps,
I showe...
Themes: Death - Haunting - Lost - Women
Tone: Confusion - Tension - Sadness
Voice: The narrator is a girl who mother died
...
AbouttheAuthor
“The lost Woman” was written by Patricia Beer. She was born
in 1919 in the UK and she died in 1999 being 80...
Patricia Beer
ShortAnalysis
The poem shows at the end that the daughter is really the ‘lost woman,’. The
Narrator also creates an imager...
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  1. 1. TheLostWomanby Patricia Beer by Mati, Tin and Juan
  2. 2. Poem: My mother went with no more warning than a bright voice and a bad pain. Home from school on a June morning And where the brook goes under the lane I saw the back of a shocking white Ambulance drawing away from the gate. She never returned and I never saw Her buried. So a romance began. The ivy-mother turned into a tree That still hops away like a rainbow down The avenue as I approach. My tendrils are the ones that clutch. I made a life for her over the years. Frustrated no more by a dull marriage She ran a canteen through several wars. The wit of a cliché-ridden village She met her match at an extra-mural Class and the OU summer school. Many a hero in his time And every poet has acquired A lost woman to haunt the home, To be compensated and desired, Who will not alter, who will not grow, A corpse they need never get to know. She is nearly always benign. Her habit Is not to stride at dead of night. Soft and crepuscular in rabbit- Light she comes out. Hear how they hate Themselves for losing her as they did. But my lost woman evermore snaps From somewhere else: “You did not love me. I sacrificed too much perhaps, I showed you the way to rise above me And you took it. You are the ghost With the bat-voice, my dear. I am not lost”
  3. 3. Stanza1 My mother went with no more warning than a bright voice and a bad pain. Home from school on a June morning And where the brook goes under the lane I saw the back of a shocking white Ambulance drawing away from the gate. Analysis: -The voice is in first person and she (Patricia Beer) narrates what happened when her mother died. -She says that her mother left without saying her goodbye. -She also tells her experience when her mother died and when she sees the brook, she describes the moment when the ambulance took her mother that unfortunately died. Vocabulary Brook: a small natural stream of fresh water. Gate: movable barrier
  4. 4. Stanza2 She never returned and I never saw Her buried. So a romance began. The ivy-mother turned into a tree That still hops away like a rainbow down The avenue as I approach. My tendrils are the ones that clutch. Analysis: The first line tell us that the child has never spoken or seen her mother after she was taken by the ambulance. She didn't see her mother's burial, that it means that she is dead. The ivi-mother is turned into a tree can represents that she was growing and when she passed away she rose and was happier for growing with her. Vocabulary Hops: to move quickly as if jumping Tendril: threadlike stem of climbing plants that twines round another body, so as to support the plant. Clutch: synonym of hold.
  5. 5. Stanza3 I made a life for her over the years. Frustrated no more by a dull marriage She ran a canteen through several wars. The wit of a cliché-ridden village She met her match at an extra-mural Class and the OU summer school. Vocabulary Dull: boring Wit: clever humor/quick thinking/good sense Cliché-ridden village: ordinary town OU: Open University Analysis: The narrator creates an imagery of how would have been the life of the mother if she hadn't died. This shows that the woman and her mother had a very close relationship and it shows these visions were very real for her (“I made a life for her over the years”).
  6. 6. Stanza4 Many a hero in his time And every poet has acquired A lost woman to haunt the home, To be compensated and desired, Who will not alter, who will not grow, A corpse they need never get to know. Analysis: -In this stanza the narrator says that everybody has lost a woman at one point in our lives. That woman could be someone that you knew all your life, like a mother or grandmother or could be someone that we barely know. -The readers are invited to imagine the feeling of losing a woman, such as a sister or a girlfriend, while simultaneously making them realize that they don’t just haunt the home, but the life as well. Vocabulary Corpse: dead body
  7. 7. Stanza5 She is nearly always benign. Her habit Is not to stride at dead of night. Soft and crepuscular in rabbit- Light she comes out. Hear how they hate Themselves for losing her as they did. Analysis: The narrator explains her imaginations and feelings about her mother. We can see how after a long time the mother is still in the narrator's thoughts. Vocabulary Benign: not malignant Crepuscular: resembling twilight, indistinct
  8. 8. Stanza6 But my lost woman evermore snaps From somewhere else: “You did not love me. I sacrificed too much perhaps, I showed you the way to rise above me And you took it. You are the ghost With the bat-voice, my dear. I am not lost” Analysis: This final paragraph contradicts all ideas created by the reader; instead, the truth is revealed. -Also the mother is saying that perhaps she sacrificed so much that the narrator never really knew that her mother would eventually die and that she would be without her. -In this last stanza, the dead mother talks to the daughter saying that she is not the lost woman, that the daughter is the lost one because she feels like she couldn't live without her mother. Vocabulary Snaps: -to (cause to) make a sudden, sharp sound; crack -to move with quick motions of the body.
  9. 9. Themes: Death - Haunting - Lost - Women Tone: Confusion - Tension - Sadness Voice: The narrator is a girl who mother died Six stanzas with six lines each. It's narrated in First Person (“My mother went with no more warning) Structure
  10. 10. AbouttheAuthor “The lost Woman” was written by Patricia Beer. She was born in 1919 in the UK and she died in 1999 being 80 years old. When she was younger she experienced death when her mother died, she was 14 that's why her main theme for her poems is death. She was a poet, novelist, memoirist and she also was a literary academic. She has her own autobiography called “Mrs Beer's House”. For many years she taught literature in many universities. She worked a lot with female novelists.
  11. 11. Patricia Beer
  12. 12. ShortAnalysis The poem shows at the end that the daughter is really the ‘lost woman,’. The Narrator also creates an imagery of the how mother’s life would have been if she wouldn't have died. The speaker starts to create her own version of her mother and the language changes slightly. The speaker creates an image of how her mother met her husband in war. She also imagines her mother as something better than she thought she was. Message: Everybody has lost a woman in our lives.

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