The two Duffy poems I have chosen to compare the way she presents

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The two Duffy poems I have chosen to compare the way she presents the speaker’s relationship with the person she is speaking to are Havisham and Elvis Twin Sister. Havisham is in a form of a monologue. Choose two Duffy Poems. Compare the way she presents the speaker’s relationship with the person she is speaking to (or about) Most of Carol Ann Duffy’s poems are about love, but that does not always mean that they contain positive connotations. Some contain positive where as quite a few of them have negative. The two Duffy poems I have chosen to compare the way she presents the speaker’s relationship with the person she is speaking to are ‘Havisham’ and ‘Elvis’ Twin Sister’. ‘Havisham’ is in a form of a monologue. She…show more content…
However if one calls a women a spinster it is in derogatory term meaning it is very offensive. She also states ‘ropes on the back of my hands I could strangle with’. This quote has two metaphors, one of them meaning rope as in two strangle him or rope on the back of my hands meaning veins of an old women. Miss Havisham is aware of her own stink because she does not ever change her clothes or wash. She stays in bed and screams in denial. At other times she looks and asks herself “who did this” to her? She sometimes dreams almost tenderly or erotically of her lost lover, but when she wakes the hatred and anger return. Thinking of how she “stabbed at the wedding cake” she now wants to work out her revenge on a “male corpse”, most probably that of her lover. The poem is written in four stanzas which are unrhymed. Many of the lines run on, and the effect is like normal speech. The poet uses many adjectives of colour for example ‘green’, ‘puce’, ‘white’ and ‘red’ and lists parts of the body ‘eyes’, ‘hands’, ‘tongue’, ‘mouth’, ‘ear’ and ‘face’. Sometimes the meaning is clear, but other lines are more open -and there are hints of violence in ‘strangle’, ‘bite’, ‘bang’ and “stabbed”. It is not clear what exactly Miss Havisham would like to do on her “long slow honeymoon”, but we can be sure that it is not pleasant. Elvis Presley did not have a twin sister in
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