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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Carol Ann Duffy Notes

    The poem closes with reminders of oppression, control and confinement. Possibility that was once limitless for the dolphins now has 'limits' imposed upon it that will become impossible to bear. The realisation will probably hasten the creatures' death, signalling that there is as much at stake from a...

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  • Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy

    Commentary on "Valentine" by Carol Ann Duffy Carol Ann Duffy talks of an unorthodox love in her poem “Valentine”, where she compares love to an onion. The narrator finds that gift givers portray love incorrectly when she mentions typical Valentine’s Day gifts. The poem is an extended metaphor of love...

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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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  • 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'...

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