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  • Carol Ann Duffy

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    Carol Ann Duffy Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow on 23rd. December 1965 .she is widely commended as Britain's leading female poet. She has studied philosophy at Liverpool University. Her mother was Mary Black, an Irish. And her father was called Frank Duffy. She has four younger brothers. She attended St Austin Roman Catholic Primary School, Stafford from 1962 to 1967, after which she attended St Joseph's convent school, Stafford. She was encouraged in poetry by her teacher June

  • Before you were mine by Carol Ann Duffy

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    Before you were mine by Carol Ann Duffy Before you were mine ==================== 'Before you were mine' is a poem written by Carol Ann Duffy. It’s a retrospective poignant dramatic monologue, which tells us about her mother's life ten years before Duffy was born. The title suggests that it's a love poem which shows the strong mother and daughter relationship that they had. The poem starts off with a positive image. "…laugh on with your pals Maggie McGeeney and Jean Duff…". This shows

  • Why does Carol Ann Duffy put Little Red Cap at the beginning of the

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    Why does Carol Ann Duffy put Little Red Cap at the beginning of the collection and Demeter at the end? How effective do you think they are as first and last poems? In Carol Ann Duffy’s collection of poems, “The Worlds Wife” the first and last poems are vital to the collection. The opening poem must successfully introduce the themes and style of poems in the collection and the final poem should conclude the collection. Little Red Cap successfully introduces themes that are present throughout

  • Oppression and Conflict of Holocaust Represented in the Poem, Shooting Star by Carol Ann Duffy

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    The poem "shooting stars" by Carol Ann. Duffy is characterized by a constant use of imagery that helps the reader understand the oppression and conflict represented in the Holocaust. The poem is from the point of view of a woman that died and was a victims of the Nazis, and makes the public relive and comprehend the time of suffering of the Jewish by Hitler in order to accomplish his final solution, in order to make the readers feel sorry for them. The first stanza opens up by saying "after I no

  • Carol Ann Duffy

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    Carol Ann Duffy Carol Ann Duffy writes poetry, which reveal disturbing aspects of human behaviour and the human nature. I will be writing about these three poems, 'Salome', 'Before you were mine', and 'Stealing'. I will be going into deeper meanings with these poems showing what is revealed and how it is revealed. Te three poems all have more than one theme. In Salome, the theme is revenge, and it also has a strong sexual element. The main idea in the text of before you were mine is

  • Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy

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    To what extent does Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘Medusa’ challenge stereotypical masculine and feminine attributes? The World Wife anthology written by Carol Ann Duffy, challenges the established exemplification of prevailing characteristics found in both genders, in a patriarchal society. Duffy manipulates some of these characteristics in the poem through the mythological allusion of medusa. The innocence of womanhood is overshadowed by the protagonists’ related violent imageries; instead, she is seen

  • Valentine and Stealing - By Carol Ann Duffy

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    ‘Stealing’, By Carol-Ann Duffy FOR IDEAS ONLY, DO NOT COPY In ‘Valentine’ and ‘Stealing’, Carol-Ann Duffy uses an extended metaphor which helps the reader relate to what the poet is trying to get across, and to understand what the feelings are of the narrator. Both poems also focus on the thoughts and emotions of the ‘speaker’, both are structured as conversational pieces, meaning you could just use it to talk to someone, and could imagine the reactions of the person they’re talking to. Duffy also never

  • War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy

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    War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy War Photographer by Carol Ann Duffy is based on a war photographer who has experienced and witnessed the reality of war. The war photographer has returned to his quite home in England from his latest job. He develops the spools of film, he took in the frontline. As he organizes the pictures, he remembers the terrifying situation he is in, "A stranger's features faintly start to twist before his eyes a half-formed ghost." Then, he sends those pictures to

  • Carol Ann Duffy Poem Analysis

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    Carol Ann Duffy is a Scottish poet and playwright. Duffy began to write poetry from the age of 11, and was encouraged by two English teachers to develop her literary talent. At the age of 15, Duffy had a few of her poems published, and she went on to study at the University of Liverpool. In 1977 she received an honours degree in philosophy. During her time at university Duffy also had two plays performed at the Liverpool Playhouse. Duffy was appointed as Poet Laureate on May 1st 2009. Children

  • How does Duffy’s treatment of themes of war and death involve the reader in the poem ‘war photographer’?

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    Carol Ann Duffy’s poem ‘War Photographer’ shows the life and actions of a photographer and portrays how unappreciative we are of what the photographer has to see and go through to take photographs. The poem shows that photographers are doing their duty, but we are not reacting to the photographs in the way that we should be. ‘War photographer’ tries to put a point across to make us realise that war is wrong and the public have become hardened to it. War in the media does not affect us as much as

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