We can see that Miss Havisham cannot talk and communicate properly she can only communicate properly in her dreams only there can she be “fluent” but only in kissing which shows she only “talks” love. The enjambment of “love’s… hate” shows how easily love can change into hatred. The red balloon bursting shows her heart break. Red has traditionally been associated with courage and love in Western culture, but in China, red is the colour of happiness and good fortune. The RED balloon bursting shows her loving dieing and her good fortune dieing. The balloon can also symbolise her love leavening her flying away like a balloon fly’s away to the sky. Carol Ann Duffy uses the word “bang” as personification to make us visualise all he love dieing away at an instant not over a long time. The use of the caesura makes further emphasises this point of the disturbing images. The stabbing at the wedding cake is ironic as this is what would have happened if she had been married. This tells reading she is feeling anger. The most disturbing image is that of the sentence ”Give me a male corpse for a long slow honeymoon” which could be taken as she could be doing terrible things that she has done in her dreams or how she wants to forgive the man who left her and try and rebuild their relationship. Every line in Kid ends in er which keep the rhythm going at a fast tempo keeping the readers excitement up. Every line is better than the last which is basically the essence of the play; machoness. In Havisham the lines are broken up and don’t make sense. Which shows the massive range between their coping.
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