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  • Carol Anne Duffy Draft

    This not 100 % perfect it’s just a draft / practise for exam Consider the ways Duffy explores the beauty of relationships in “hour” Hour written by Carol Anne Duffy explores the never ending emotional highs and lows of a shown in a relationship and but also shown is how just spending time with a love one is precious even if it’s just for a little while. A way in which Duffy shows the beauty if relationships in hour is through love and time by creating a strong theme connection between

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  • Valentine by Carol Anne Duffy

    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-poem as they help the poet express her different point of view. Overall‚ the poem is unusual as its title mistakenly leads the reader into thinking that the poem will be typical. I felt deeply moved

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  • Carol Anne Duffy Poems

    Hour by Carol Ann Duffy Task – To write an essay exploring Duffy’s presentation of two contrasting sides of love in the poems‚ ‘Quickdraw’ and ‘Hour’. Love is the main theme in Duffy’s poems Hour and Quickdraw‚ the similarities end there‚ as these two poems show two very different sides of romantic love. Just from the name‚ Quickdraw‚ the reader already forms an idea of the violence and hurt that will be presented to them in this poem. What we do not expect however is the way Duffy cleverly

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  • Nostalgia by Carol Anne Duffy

    Nostalgia: Background: Swiss Mercenaries came down from the mountains to fight on behalf of European rulers in Distant Lands. Many of these mercenaries suffered from nostalgia. * Nostalgia was believed to be a medical disease. * Symptoms included anorexia‚ bouts of weeping and even suicide attempts. * For years‚ people believed only the Swiss were prone to it. * In 1688‚ Hofer suggested it was “a cerebral disease of essentially demonic cause” * In 1732‚ Scheuchzer said it was

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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

    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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  • 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 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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  • 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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