Moors Murders

844 WordsJan 13, 20134 Pages
"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 murders. Through the use of poetic techniques such as word choice, structure and imagery, Carol Ann Duffy creates a sinister atmosphere, the sinister atmosphere changes as the poem progresses and also as hindlys life progresses. the stucture of the poem is a dramamatic monologue written by Carol Ann Duffy, however we can not fully trust what the narrator is saying as it is not from Myra Hindly herself. the sinister atmosphere is created…show more content…
The control that Brady has over Hindly is a major theme in the poem. "no body liked my hair. no body liked how i spoke" "i didn't care" this shows that Myra Hindly changed herself to attract Ian Brady and he is most likely forcing her to change. Hindly still has a strong obsession with him "i wrote him every day" "id lie on my bed, on fire for him" despite the evil, vile things Brady did, Hindly still wanted to be part of his sinister world and she fantasised about him. could this be because he had so much control over her she doesn't know what do without him? Despite the fact that Hindly is serving a life sentence in prison for her crimes she still shows no remorse. "i howled in my cell" Hindly is not howling because of the guilt of what she did, she is howling because she cant be with him. Carol Ann Duffys use of word choice, structure and imagery, creates a sinister atmosphere is created throughout the poem of "the devils wife". The reader is left with a chilling, dark
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