• Valentine
    “Valentine” is a 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...
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  • Commentary Poem Valentine
    other explains to her why they are giving her an onion. Carol Ann Duffy explain the reality of love through language and structure, shows the inconsistency and unsteadiness through language and structure. The reality of love is shown in this poem through structure and language. Carol Ann Duffy...
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  • Compare and contrast the ways in which Carol Ann Duffy presents female characters
    Compare and 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...
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  • 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.
    mother. Whereas in “Mother Any Distance” its Simon Armitage’s mother realising she has to let her son grow up and leave her grasps. The poem “Before You Were Mine” by Carol Ann Duffy, focuses on the fact that 10 years before she was born her mum was a carefree, fun loving character. Who would hang...
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  • Valentine
    view. The poet makes some other key suggestions on how love makes a person feel. Carol Ann Duffy shows that love is not simple nor always pleasant. \ Throughout the poem, the poetess is comparing love to an onion. Onions provoke tears while love is meant to bring happiness and joy. Therefore, the...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • G Expextations
    ) | | |Miss Havisham worksheet | | |Copy of poem ‘Miss Havisham’ by Carol Ann Duffy (and questions...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • Carol Ann Duffy
    ? Perhaps time travelling is the only secular resurrection available for an atheist like Carol Ann Duffy? The poem above captures the daughter’s wonder at the time before she was born when her mother was ‘free’ of responsibility for her family. All the images and escapades fed into this tender...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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  • Abira
    Compare how Duffy & Plath present “Family relationships” in “Ariel & Mean Time” Carol Ann Duffy and Sylvia Plath have written aboutfamily relationships in a positive view as well as in a negative way too, in poems Medusa and Before you were mine, whether it’s about in favour or against family Love...
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  • On "If" by Rudyard Kipling and "Kipling" by Carol Ann Duffy
    On “Kipling” by Carol Ann Duffy Answering “If” by Rudyard Kipling Kieter Philip Balisnomo English IB Block 4, Ms. Nychka 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 Kipling. “If...
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  • MOUNT SAINT HELENS
    Compare and contrast how the poets present the key ideas within each poem (RAF 2, 3 and 5) Both poems directly show the intensity of love and how love can leave a damaging impact throughout life. ‘Valentine’ by Carol Ann Duffy, highlights the overuse of traditional forms of love, while trying to...
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  • Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy
    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...
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