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  • Carol Ann Duffy

    Carol Ann Duffy decided to write poems about two secluded women who are both bizarre and both reclusive‚ but for very different reasons. I would like to show how Carol Ann presented those distinctions and similarities. To begin with‚ the tone of the poem is very different Salome’s tone is somewhat nonchalant and Havisham’s tone is disheartening. In Havisham‚ Carol Ann Duffy uses alliteration to emphasise Ms Havisham’s hatred and frustration‚ by using the repetition of the fierce ‘b’ sound which

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    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 capacity for the ‘what if’ or ‘reframe’ in Carol Ann Duffy. For like all great writers‚ she is prepared to renegotiate experience and the past. She believes in resurrection through remembrance‚ and

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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 is a journey away from it. “All childhood is an emigration.”/ “I want our own country”. Fear of being in an alien place as a child reflected in the alienation of adult life. “I lost a river

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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 by using a powerful language‚ effective tones and different text structures. Carol Ann Duffy uses language very effectively to enhance the understanding and fluency of the poem. She uses alliterations

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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 and decades before being able to see their hometown again. In Nostalgia by Carol Ann Duffy‚ the mercenaries‚ strong brave men‚ described in the poem are tormented by the same feeling of nostalgia. In

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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 being an onion‚ and she thinks of love as a violent emotion rather than a peaceful one. The narrator compares love to an onion in her poem "Valentine" to show that her opinion of love is unconventional

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  • Style and Carol Ann Duffy

    Havisham Carol Ann Duffy penned a dark‚ cynical poem titled Havisham. The poem articulates a deep anguish dramatic monologue of a lonely old spinster lady – Havisham‚ a character from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens. Havisham was ditched on her wedding day by her fiancé‚ the consequences were that she was no longer respected and secluded from the society. Decades have past‚ Havisham remains in her wedding dress and cruses the love of her life for the pain and torture she has faced every

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  • Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy

    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 the meanings of the poem? Primarily‚ they emphasise Duffy’s feminist ideals‚ Medusa’s emotions and aging difficulties. Medusa‚ the protagonist‚ uses the myth metaphorically in order to create a modern and

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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 help her make this poem so special and unusual‚ and it helps her to describe her own points of view about love. ‘Not a red rose or a satin heart.’ Is the first line of the poem. The poet creates

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  • Orginally by Carol Ann Duffy

    November 2012 Originally 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 the “The Other Country” collection‚ they all have a central theme of growing up with literary devices of imagery‚ diction‚ and alliteration threaded through the poem to help grab the reader’s attention. Duffy writes this poem using symbols as if she is telling

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