Since 75% of the earth is water and our own bodies also contain the same amount, it means it also has an effect on our emotions too. But it means i take credit Posted on 2011-02-06 by a guest Post your Analysis Message This may only be an analysis of the writing. There are lots of things to think about in this poem. It will make your reflection a wobbling photo of grief. But even those who recognise them as such would probably have difficulty pinpointing them on a map. She compares onion metaphor of love to a moon, which is wrapped up in a brown paper skin of an onion.
No requests for explanation or general short comments allowed. Overall, the poem is unusual as its title mistakenly leads the reader into thinking that the poem will be typical. The n sound is found twice in onion and its use in the last stanza is a constant reminder of the onion as a new Valentine symbol or metaphor. Therefore, I used stereotypical features throughout. It will make your reflection a wobbling photo of grief. This is indeed to portray the idea that love is not to be taken as a bed of roses always, but to accept the thorns we find underneath the roses.
Duffy also never reveals the sex or identity of either person. Love has joyful and sorrowful nature. So too, initially love doesnt give the true nature of the other, but when you begin to undress discover the real self of the other, it can cause you grief. Valentine, by Duffy, juxtaposes the cliché views on love and associations one makes with Valentine's day and replaces this common view with a far more cynical and realistic interpretation of love. Duffy utilizes literary devices by alliterating the lines I am trying to be truthful, and Cute card or Kissogram. Duffy does effectively 'blow the whistle' on such practices. Carol Ann Duffy may have chosen the moon for her imagery as it is a traditional symbol of love-sickness, said to strongly influence the moods and emotions - particularly of women.
The repetition of thet sound strengthens the feeling of honesty. She has thought through her present more and shuns her partner for not doing the same. This, too, is like the smell of an onion. There is another idea that revolves around this line is that your partner will be faithful to you as long as you are faithful to your partner. Its scent will cling to your fingers, cling to your knife.
She's saying that the onion is symbolizing something special concealed in something ordinary. The poet goes on to cleverly create an image of tear-filled eyes: It will blind you with tears like a lover. The words wobbling photo of grief is linked to the line careful undressing of love. Medusa by Carol Ann Duffy The poem Medusa explores the theme of jealousy and anger; the poet illustrates this using the extended metaphor of a Greek mythological creature Medusa, whose story describes her as a beautiful maiden that is turned into a hideous creature after being raped by Poseidon. Additionally the bluntness of the line emphasises the straightforward manner of giving love-it is a meaningful gift without clichés or frills.
This is indeed to portray the idea that love is not to be taken as a bed of roses always, but to accept the thorns we find underneath the roses. It's a very very personal very intimate poem. Its fierce kiss will stay on your lips Thes sound imitates the sound of a kiss and is an example of onomatopoeia. Especially unnerving is the eye for detail Duffy engages to reveal how so many of these people can retain their attractiveness to others even when seeking deeper into darkness. She tells her own Valentine not to expect anything sentimental, romantic or cheesy.
It is a moon wrapped in brown paper. It is a way of searching for the peace and tranquility of heart. If love, as Padel suggests, has always been at the centre of her poetry, this is not only romantic and sexual, it is also both daughterly and intensely maternal. In this post we will explore the poetic devices of the poem and how we can interpret the imagery used by Duffy. There was speculation that she would become Poet Laureate on the death of Ted Hughes in 1999, but the post went to Andrew Motion. In other words, that rhyming couplet takes us back to the previous line of the poem but also the very beginning of the poem.
This use of diction introduces the negative ambiance which the narrator uses throughout the rest of the poem. An allusive poem that also strikes a strong note radical revolt against class division as part of its Cinderella-esque tale of a young woman. Valentine is a 35 slide PowerPoint analysis of the poem Valentine by Carol Ann Duffy and an accompanying 5 page booklet of worksheets. I give you an onion. The poetess was confident in applying stand alone sentences that had a lot of meaning to themselves. Its scent will cling to your fingers,cling to your knife. Has no one thought about the layered nature of onions? The tone of the poem is at times cynical; however, Duffy uses to demonstrate the true nature of love, which is very obvious in the line I am trying to be truthful.
In this second line here again we've got a negative where she's rejecting those traditional gifts that you might get on Valentine's Day ' not a cute card or a kissogram'. Registered in England and Wales, Company No. The layers of the onion are like the characteristics you reveal of the other person,the more layers you remove the more attatched you are to the person, the stronger the connection, and the more you know each other. It is a very unusual song, different I would say. She continues to explain why she thinks it an appropriate gift. . She then starts to describe the onion and explaining why she's giving it as a gift.
In fact, she then goes on to offer something very surprising and almost cynical as a Valentines gift - an onion. This is invariably a jibe made at the overuse of alliteration idiosyncratic to love poems and therefore shows Duffy rejecting yet another quirk specific to love poems. She had two sides to her personality; the pure maiden and the huntress. Not a red rose or a satin heart. Duffy turns this on its head, moving from the world outside to the comforting sound of the radio indoors.