• Compare How the Writers Present Parents in “Before You Were Mine” by Carol Ann Duffy and “Mother Any Distance” by Simon Armitage. Then Compare How Writers Present Females in Two Poems from the Pre-1914 Poetry Bank.
    Both “Before You Were Mine” by Carol Ann Duffy and “Mother Any Distance” by Simon Armitage focus on the role of being a mother and having to give up something. In “Before You Were Mine” its Carol Ann Duffy’s mother letting go and giving up her carefree lifestyle, to take up the important role of a mother...
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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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  • Valentine
    controversial love poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. Throughout the poem the poetess compares love to an onion and she does that by using a variety of techniques such as imagery, symbolism, word choice and structure. All these techniques justify why “Valentine” is an unusual love-poem as they help the poet...
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  • Valentine by Carol Anne Duffy
    controversial love poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. Throughout the poem the poetess compares love to an onion and she does that by using a variety of techniques such as imagery, symbolism, word choice and structure. All these techniques justify why Valentine is an unusual love-poem as they help the poet...
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  • Compare and contrast the ways in which Carol Ann Duffy presents female characters
    contrast the ways in which Carol Ann Duffy presents female characters in 'The World's Wife'. The Worlds Wife is a joyous collection of poems about women which was published in 1999, which are given a voice in society as the original stories/myths gave women no say. The poems features biblical, mythical...
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  • Moors Murders
    "the Devils Wife" is a poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. The poem is written in first person, past tense narrative, The poem is a dramatic monologue from Myra Hindly's perspective of life in prison. the poem details Myra hindlys reflection on the crimes committed along with ian brady, known as the moors...
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  • Valentine
    “Valentine” Throughout the poem the poetess compares love to an onion and she does that by using a variety of techniques such as imagery, symbolism, word choice and structure. All these techniques justify why “Valentine” is an unusual love-poem as they help the poet express her different point of view...
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  • A Detached Observation of Society? - Carol Ann Duffy Poetry
    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 not...
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  • Carol Ann Duffy - Havisham Essay
    Havisham 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 impact of time...
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  • Compare Poems
    In the poem “Havisham”, Carol Ann Duffy presents the subject of this poem as an old, embittered woman with “ropes on the back of her hands”, while Browning presents the subject of his poem as a strong and determined but very jealous and embittered young woman. The poem is written in the first person...
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  • Close Critical Analysis of 'Mrs Midas'
    Critical Analysis of Mrs Midas In Mrs Midas, Carol Ann Duffy takes the well-known story of King Midas from Ancient Greek mythology and places it in a modern context from the wife’s perspective. Originally, the story is about King Midas and the power he possesses that turns everything he touches into...
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  • Comparative Poem Analysis
    and “Medusa” Both “Salome” and “Medusa” are poems written by a poet called Carol Ann Duffy, which have similarities and differences based on various aspects of poem analysis. To begin with the poem “Salome” has a slightly different audience than the poem “Medusa”. The audience in “Salome” is unconfident...
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  • My Work for English
    Medusa Medusa, the poem I am working on, reveals these characteristics inventively through Medusa, herself’s monologue. Carol Ann Duffy, in her poem ‘Medusa’, develops and explores The transformation of Medusa from a beautiful woman to the Gorgan, the love turning in to the hatred, and loneliness...
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  • Comparison Between “Mother” and “Before You Were Mine” Simon Armitage and Carol Ann Duffy
    The two poems ‘Mother’ and ‘Before You Were Mine express ideas of a mother child relationship in two different ways. They both state the importance of the connection in this relationship and signify its positive qualities at the same time as making a vital contrast in the ideas they express about someone...
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  • G Expextations
    Havisham worksheet | | |Copy of poem ‘Miss Havisham’ by Carol Ann Duffy (and questions) | | |Chapter summaries (Chapters 11-20) ...
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  • Comparing 'Quickdraw' with 'in Paris with You'
    How do the Poets James Fenton and Carol Ann Duffy Present the Pain of Love in their Poems ‘In Paris with You’ and ‘Quickdraw’? James Fenton and Carol Ann Duffy are both contemporary poets. Their poems ‘In Paris with You’ and ‘Quickdraw’ both include the themes of the pain of love. This essay compares...
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  • 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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  • Of Mice and Men
    Carol Ann Duffy, CBE, FRSL is a British poet and playwright. She is Professor of Contemporary Poetry at Manchester Metropolitan University, and was appointed Britain's poet laureate in May 2009. Born: December 23, 1955 (age 56), GlasgowEducation: University of LiverpoolParents:...
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  • The World's Wife 'Little Red-Cap'
    How true would it be to say that ‘Little Red-Cap’ is representative of the body of Carol Ann Duffy’s collection ‘The World’s Wife’? Duffy includes a range of themes, which are portrayed in an idiosyncratic way within the collection ‘The World’s Wife’. Most prominently ‘Little Red-Cap’ focuses on the...
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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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