Carol Ann Duffy Poems Analysis Essays and Term Papers

  • Carol Ann Duffy Poems Analysis

    Originally Introduction Memories play a significant role in the poetry of Carol Ann Duffy, particularly her recollections of childhood places and events. The poem “Originally,” published in The Other Country (1990), draws specifically from memories of Duffy's family's move from Scotland to England when...

      8144 Words | 20 Pages   Poetry, Blank verse, Iambic pentameter, A Study in Scarlet

  • Poem Analysis: Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy

    Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy The poem Medusa explores the theme of jealousy and anger; the poet illustrates this using the extended metaphor of a Greek mythological creature Medusa, whose story describes her as a beautiful maiden that is turned into a hideous creature after being raped by Poseidon. The...

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  • Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy Poem Analysis

    Ashley Crowley  M. Stanton  English II Pre­DP  17 March 2015  Shooting Stars Analysis  When people learn or think about the Holocaust, victims of the tragedies of the time are  often grouped together as one, as are most groups of people in historic events; consequently,  each person’s individual story and feelings are not deeply enough pondered...

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  • Havisham Poem - Carol Ann Duffy

    For my transformation I choose the novel ‘Great Expectations’ by Charles Dickens and transformed it into a poem that targets the attitude and pain of the main character Miss Havisham. One of my main attempts was to focus on her loneliness and bitter personality. I wanted to grasp these points in particular...

      1447 Words | 4 Pages   Great Expectations, Poetry

  • Analysis of Poems 'Eurydice' and 'Mrs. Midas' by Carol-Ann Duffy

    herself. However, Carol Ann Duffy’s anthology ‘The World’s Wife’ seeks to correct the gender inequalities, with the poems Eurydice and Mrs. Midas portraying strong minded and authoritative females that retell the Greek mythological stories from a women’s point of view. In both poems Eurydice and Mrs...

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  • Analysis of “Prayer” by Carol Ann Duffy

    Analysis of “Prayer” by Carol Ann DuffyLouise Erdrich Yue Jiang 105034154 The Prayer, written in 1993 by, Carol Ann DuffyLouise Erdrich, has a close relationship with Julia Kristeva’s essay “Revolution in Poetic Language”. According to psychoanalysis, when people are babies, they are irrational...

      1742 Words | 5 Pages   Julia Kristeva, Sign (semiotics), Poetry

  • Structure and Language in the poem Quickdraw by Carol Ann Duffy

    regular rhythm. The poem is largely written in free verse. Language Quickdraw plays on imagery associated with western (cowboy) films, as the title suggests. "Gunslingers" is a term used in the western to describe those who fight with guns, often shooting from the hip. The poem starts by replacing...

      357 Words | 1 Pages   Poetry

  • Salome - Carol Ann Duffy - Close Analysis

    his masculinity, this can be seen as subverted misogyny because it is typically the woman who is used during a one night-stand, and yet during this poem it is the man who is reduced because of it. A one-night stand typically involved a man using a woman purely for her body, however in this version of...

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  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy Carol Ann Duffy is the current Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom being the first female, Scot and LGBT to hold this position. Born in Scotland on 23 December 1955. She was appointed to this position in March 2009. She is also a Professor in of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan...

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  • Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    Valentine Valentine By Carol Ann Duffy By Carol Ann Duffy Valentine is a love poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. Throughout the poem she compares love to an onion. She does this by using different techniques such as imagery , word structure and of course by using poetic devices. All these techniques...

      409 Words | 2 Pages   Poetry

  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Responding to the diary of a slave owner, transform this text into a modern day news story. Consider the publication the article would appear in, audience & purpose - how do you wish to present the Slave owner?  How will you use the features of the text type and language in order to present your angle...

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  • Nostalgia by Carol Ann Duffy

    NOSTALGIA BY CAROL ANN DUFFY Linda Wang When we were younger we might have been homesick at school camps or sleepovers at someone that is not family. But we were lucky for the next day we would return to our family's embrace but there are people out in the world that suffer from nostalgia for years...

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  • Carol Ann Duffy: Stealing

    today I will be analysing Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, Stealing. To begin with, I will provide some background information to help put the themes in this poem into context. It was published in the 1980’s during Margaret Thatcher’s Prime Ministership, it is essentially a political poem in response to a new culture...

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  • Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    Conclusion of Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy Duffy uses an onion in her poem as she shows how this object can represent the positive aspect of love. In this poem she is saying that her love is different and unique. The first stanza tells us she is not giving what would be typically labelled as love like...

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  • Havisham- Carol Ann Duffy

    In her morbid poem 'Havisham', Carol Ann Duffy redefines one of Charles Dickens' most memorable characters, Miss Havisham. Jilted at the alter by her one true love, Dickens portrayed Havisham as an old spinster, her life wasted away trying to gain revenge on all men. Through her dramatic monologue 'Havisham'...

      670 Words | 2 Pages   Havisham

  • Valentine Carol Ann Duffy

    How does Carol Ann Duffy use language and imagery to explore love. Throughout the poem ‘Valentine’ love is explored in different ways for example in the first stanza ‘careful undressing of love’ has various meanings, one being the comparison of the onion which is supposed to mirror her heart, the...

      409 Words | 1 Pages  

  • Carol Ann Duffy.

    One of Carol Ann Duffy's poems is "The war photographer". By reading the title we know that this poem has a subject matter related to war. "The war photographer" is about a photographer in England is responsible of taking photos in the wars, when he develops the films he recalls the horrible images of...

      1390 Words | 5 Pages   Darkroom

  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, FRSL (born 23 December 1955) is a Scottish poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009. She is the first woman, the first Scot, and the first openly LGBT...

      452 Words | 2 Pages   Elizabeth Barrett Browning

  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy is a time traveller. Her poetry frequently steps to one side of an experience and redraws its ostensible shape, smudging away at any exclusive edges, so that the supposed fixity of an experience or relationship becomes more plastic,more malleable. I love this creativity in Duffy, this...

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  • Stealing- Carol Ann Duffy

    extent your appreciation of the theme was deepened by the poet’s treatment?” Stealing is one of the many Carol Ann Duffy poems in which the themes of isolation and loneliness are explored. The poem is about a person who has nothing to live for, because of this they have fallen into a life of stealing...

      844 Words | 3 Pages  

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