To be detached is to be out off society and to look upon it only observant and uncaring. Although Carol Ann Duffy may write many detached personas within her poems and use a lot of themes of isolation, loneliness and all round being away or in some way abused by society, I think that she herself is
1. ‘LITTLE RED CAP’
‘LRC’ is a poem written by Carol Ann Duffy, and is the first poem in the anthology ‘The World’s Wife’, published in 1999. By interpreting the fairytale of Little Red Riding Hood in her poem, Duffy recounts her ten years of marriage to Adrian Henri, who was twenty-t
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In the poem “Originally,” by Carol Ann Duffy, she is writing from a point of view of a child to adult for the reader to understand how she felt when she was a young girl moving to how she feels now. This poem is from t
In the poem Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy, who is the 1st female poet Laurate, destructive power of jealousy is described from Medusa’s point of view. Duffy also explores the physical effects of emotional distress when her suspicion, doubt and fear transform into a filthy snakes. Duffy displays these
Shooting Stars By Carol Ann Duffy
“Shooting Stars” is a horrific and moving poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. She adopts the persona of a fem
On “Kipling” by Carol Ann Duffy Answering “If” by Rudyard Kipling
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On “Kipling” by Carol Ann Duffy answering “If” by Rudyard Kipling
The doctrines of idealism and optimism are demonstrated in the poem “If” by Rudyard K
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, th
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 '
Compare and contrast how Duffy and Lochhead explore memories
Both Carol Ann Duffy and Liz Lochhead provide an exploration of their childhood memories, and how these memories have changed and developed with age into analysis of social expectations of men and women in the 1960's. In Duffys
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
The world’s wife is a compilation of poems published in 1999 and written by Carol Ann Duffy, a modern feminist poet. It covers various myths in order to give women a voice. This includes the short monologue like poem: “Medusa”. How do metaphors, symbols and allegories contribute in clarifying
“Shooting Stars” Critical Essay
In this critical essay I will be writing on account of “shooting Stars” by Carol Ann Duffy. Duffy successfully reveals the true horrors of the Second World War using a wide variety of poetic techniques, of which in this task I will evaluate and finally conc
What techniques has Carol Ann Duffy used in her poetry to make old stories and fables relevant to modern audiences?
Comment on upon the use of language, imagery and structure.
'Mrs. Faust' is written in the casual, contemporary style which suits its setting and adds fittingly to the collection o
How does Carol Ann Duffy challenge the “familiar cultural stereotypes” of women in ‘Mrs Beast’ ?
One construction of feminism in the poem is female dominance over men. The Beast is shown as the weaker of the male culture due to his unappealing image “ugly as sin”. The Beast sees the n
The poem Valentine is written by Carol Ann Duffy. Throughout the Poem she shows the positive and negative sides about love by comparing love to an onion. She does this by using different techniques such as language features such as metaphors, simlies, Imagery and word structure. All these...
Havisham is a poem by Carol Ann Duffy. It is part of the Mean Time collection that was released in 1998. Havisham is a poem about that fits into Carol Ann Duffy’s body of work throughout this collection as it deals with the theme of memory and nostalgia and it charts the...
Interactive Oral Commentary: Stealing
My name is Kate Sampson and 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...
‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy and ‘Our Love Now’ by Martyn Lowery. These two poems were my first choice as they both link to the theme of love, yet they are significantly different as they show how their ideas of love differ. ‘Valentine’ has the idea that love is original and true rather...
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...
Monologue – Carol Ann Duffy based
*Sitting at home, with my two phones waiting for my partner to call, and thinking about love*
I've never really been into love, that sort of thing. It’s not like I think about it, but, well, Whenever I try to talk to him, My stomach clenches and I can...