The subject matter of stealing is different to the subject matter of education for leisure, by in stealing the boy wants to steal a snowman and starts by stealing its head and in education for leisure it’s about a lonely boy who is tired of being ignored and kills a fly and a goldfish in revenge and takes a knife from his house a walks around with it. In hitcher the subject matter is different again to stealing by there are two hitch hikers, one who is jealous of the others ones freedom. All three poems are similar due to there all about someone who as problems either loneliness or anger or jealously, but they are different due to they all have a different story to tell.
The theme of stealing is the boy is lonely and steals a snowman to be his friend and he is very bored and therefore is just doing it for fun, whereas in education for leisure all the boy wants to do is play god and be in charge of the world and in hitcher the man is just jealous of freedom. To compare education for leisure and hitcher both want to be in charge and be free to do what the wish.
The tone of stealing is the poet tells us he is boastful, big and bragging, he is proud of himself for stealing a snowman and he is a bit bitter and there is a sense of revenge and loneliness. In education for leisure the tone is he is tired of being ignored, he is frustrated and upset, he wants to be seen. The poets tone in hitcher is he is tired, angry, annoyed and he wants to be free. The comparisons are they are all upset and want something; they all need help and someone to love them.
The mood of stealing I think is the character is very lonely and I think he is a bit lost in the world, he feels by stealing a snowman as a friend he might be able to find his way. In education for leisure I think the mood is the character is damaged, he does not know what he wants, he says he wants to play god but he does not how to play god. He is confused and lonely and needs to be seen. In hitcher I think the mood is strange, the character is scared and confused he does not know what to do, he feels threatened by everyone who has a little bit of freedom. In all three poems the mood is very strange; every character is lonely and needs help. They all feel confused and do not know what to do, they think what they are doing is correct, when it is not.
Overall, the poems show a great deal of violence and hatred, these shows the writers may have been feeling the same when writing the poems. The poems emphasise the point of how much the world is in anger and hatred, and we have to change this.