Rugby league game by james kirkup sport is absurd and sad those grown men just look the poem satirises the importance men place on sport and men who try to regain their lost youth tone their rugby game is supposedly opposed to the domestic lives they should be living as grown men. In this poem kirkup describes a game of rugby league the game is being played by a team of overweight probably middle aged men well past their prime they use the game to try to recapture their youth to escape the humdrum routine of work and the marriages and lives that have become boring. Poetry 2007 rugby league is the game i love to play i love to score a try or a field goal my brothers and i play from night to day and when i play i know its in my soul my uncle introduced me to the game and ive been playing since i was seven if i ever stop itll be a shame . The poet takes a sarcastic look at the men who play rugby league overgrown males who are attempting to make heroes of themselves by behaving like little boys once again a note on the poet james falconer kirkup was born in april 1918 in south shields county durham the only son of a carpenter. Rugby league game the poem ebook contains important information and a detailed explanation about rugby league game the poem ebook its contents of the package names of things and what they do setup and operation
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