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...

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  • 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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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • 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

    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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  • 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...

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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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  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Analysis by theme – Carol Ann Duffy CHILDHOOD Notes from “Originally” Repeatedly returns to the metaphor of childhood as a “country” – echoes of L.P. Hartley’s “The past is a foreign country; they do things differently there. Notion of past being intimately associated with place, and that adulthood...

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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...

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  • Havisham by Carol Ann Duffy

    In Havisham, Carol Ann Duffy creates an interesting character. Write about the way the character is created, and compare this with the way other characters are created in three other poems. You should compare it with one poem by Simon Armitage and two poems from the pre-1912 poetry bank. In Havisham...

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  • Valantine- Carol Ann Duffy

    The poem ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy portrays a realistic and honest view on love. Duffy has a unique perspective of love contrasting to the stereotypical way love is often thought about. She compares love to an onion, which is odd because an onion is neither visually appealing nor valued but...

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  • Valentine by carol ann duffy

    The poem “Valentine” by Carol Ann Duffy portrays a realistic and honest view of love. Carol Ann Duffy uses an extended metaphor effectively throughout the poem. She uses an onion as a symbol of love. Right from the beginning Duffy rejects the traditional presents given for Valentine’s Day straight...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • The Look Carol Ann Duffy

    cool. The clouds are the look of the weather. The hand is the look of the glove. The bird is the look of the feather. You are the look of love. Carol Ann Duffy ...

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  • 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...

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