She was brought up in stafford, in the north midlands, where her father was a local councillor, a parliamentary candidate for the labour party in 1983 and manager of stafford fc, an amateur football team. Her collections include the worlds wife, rapture, and the bees, which won the costa poetry award. This year, it has to be carol ann duffy again, this time with a poem from her collection rapture. Carol ann duffy rapture is duffy s most intimate avowal of samesex desire sarah ditum. Feminine gospels by carol ann duffy, paperback barnes. Feb 03, 2017 a powerpoint to help with the analysis of wintering by carol ann duffy. Synopsis in feminine gospels, carol ann duffy draws on the historical, the archetypal, the biblical and the fantastical to create various visions and revisions of female identity. Rapture has a religious significance it is supposed to be the time when the living and the dead ascend into heaven to spend eternity with god. Feminine gospels, the worlds wife, rapture, the bees and sincerity and, as editor, 101 poems for children, armistice and the map and the clock. Carol ann duffy words wife as notes the student room. The love poem appeared in carol ann duffys 2005 collection rapture. Instead, rapture is a map of real love, in all its churning. However she was raised in england where she spent the majority of her young life.
Carol ann duffys seventh collection is a booklength love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony. Duffys rapture is very much a contemporary collection and this poem reveals our secret obsession with detecting the often subtle, shifting revelations of love. Rapture poetry collection rapture is a collection of poetry written by the scottish poet carol ann duffy, the british poet laureate from 2009 to 2019. Valentine is from a collection of poems entitled mean time 1993, and expresses love and affection in the form of a conceit whereby the symbol of love being offered by the speaker is an.
On may 1st 2009, carol ann duffy became the uks twentieth poet laureate. A playwright and writer, carol ann duffy is best known as one of britains most popular and critically acclaimed poets and currently holds the post of poet laureate. It marks her 37th work of poetry and has been described as intensely personal, emotional and elegiac, and markedly different from duffy s other works by the british council. They pop up, hither and thither, like good fairies. It is the second poem from the worlds wife that i have posted on this blog, and its one of my favourites in that collection. Language analysis in this poem there are many references to money, which contrasts the concept of material wealth and possessions against love and time spent with a loved one. Reviewing the early poems from carol ann duffys rapture. Margaret reynolds finds carol ann duffys rapture unashamedly lyrical and brilliant for it. Carol ann duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time, and rapture is essential reading for the brokenhearted of all ages. The sample essay on rapture carol ann duffy analysis deals with a framework of researchbased facts, approaches and arguments concerning this theme. Carol ann duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time, and rapture is essential reading for the brokenhearted of all ages rose tremain the effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of carol ann duffys verse have made her our most admired and bestloved contemporary poet. Rapture is a remarkable collection of love poems documenting the rise and eventual fall of a love affair. She is professor of contemporary poetry at manchester metropolitan university, and was appointed britains poet laureate in may 2009. Valentine valentine higher english revision bbc bitesize.
Phenomenal woman, still i rise, the road not taken, if you forget me, dreams. I n carol ann duffys new collection, bees represent virtue. Carol ann duffy is an awardwinning scottish poet who, according to danette. She moved from london to manchester in 1996 and began to lecture in poetry at manchester metropolitan university. A short analysis of carol ann duffys the love poem. Ocr gce h074 literature poetry wintering by carol ann.
For me, there are two clanging moments perhaps more, but. Warming her pearls by carol ann duffy poetry foundation. Aliosn ridyards commentary on this blog is excellent and discusses the techniques by which duffy communicates the thunderbolt surprise of falling in love. From rapture picador, 2005, carol ann duffy 2005, used by permission of the author and the publisher. I wont post them all, but suffice to say usually critics find different aspects of the writer to compliment or criticize, and i often agree with just one or two, if with any of them at all. Here in her poem text, carol ann duffy rather uncomfortably admits to the rechecking of her messages. Sep 22, 2014 a2 english literature carol ann duffy rapture presentation does nature mirror human emotion. Eliot prizewinning collection from the poet laureate.
A powerpoint to help with the analysis of wintering by carol ann duffy. Rapture, poem after poem deployed rhyme with accurate beauty. Dame carol ann duffy, dbe, frsl is a scottish poet and playwright. Carol ann was the eldest child, and had four brothers. Men, women, and representation in duffys the worlds wife. I decided to put another poem by duffy on today because yesterday evening i attended a reading with her at shakespeare and company bookshop.
Oct, 2015 buy my revision guides in paperback on amazon. Carol ann duffy s seventh collection is a booklength love poem, and a moving act of personal testimony. It analyses duffys purpose, the structure, use of metaphor, pathetic fallacy, alliteration, simile and. She has received, among other honors, the forward prize, the whitbread poetry award, the lannan award, and the e. Loves times beggar, but even a single hour, bright as a dropped coin, makes love rich. Her father was an electrical fitter named frank duffy, while her mother was mary black. Dec 06, 2011 carol ann duffy recites premonitions, a poem from her new collection the bees. Derynrees jones brief but useful study, carol ann duffy writers and their work series, 1999, lists the many diverse influences on duffys work. Dame carol ann duffy dbe frsl honfba honfrse born 23 december 1955 is a british. She has also received the whitbread, forward and t. Duffy is best known for writing love poems that often take the form of monologues. Ocr gce h074 literature poetry rapture by carol ann duffy.
The love poem might be compared with another carol ann duffy poem, syntax, which is also part of rapture, the collection in which the love poem appears. And this is all possible because of the feeling of love. Rapture is a thin volume containing fifty or so poems by carol ann duffy. Dezember 1955 in glasgow, schottland, vereinigtes konigreich. Mr bruffs guide to gcse english language mr bruffs guide to gcse english literature. Duffy, though, spills her love just as well as poets of the past. Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every. Once again, we have a poem from carol ann duffy, superimposing her thoughts about a fictional and mythical creature onto our minds, just like she did with the biblical figure of salome give that a read if you can find it and see the similarities. Carol ann duffy a glimpse into contemporary queer poetry. Its a love poem about love poetry, which uses other poets words to create a collage. Jeanette winterson on the poetry of carol ann duffy of course its political.
Summary of the dolphins by carol ann duffy summary stanza 1world is what you swim in, or dance, it is simple we are in our element but we are. When duffy was 6 years old, the family decided to relocate to stafford, england. Carol ann duffy has been britains poet laureate since 2009. Carol ann duffy is an awardwinning scottish poet who, according to danette dimarco in mosaic, is the poet of postpost war england. To see the essays introduction, body paragraphs and conclusion, read on. Carol ann duffy, british poet whose wellknown and wellliked poetry engaged such topics as gender and oppression, expressing them in familiar, conversational language that made her work accessible to a variety of readers. The best poems by carol ann duffy selected by dr oliver tearle. Duffy dives deep into the sea of love, barely coming up for air, and out tumbles this celebratory, resonant book onto our shores. Synopsis carol ann duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time, and rapture is essential reading for the brokenhearted of all ages rose tremain.
Twenty years later, in her quantum collection, rapture, poem after poem deployed rhyme with accurate beauty. This writer is gay, and the priest, in the old love of his church, kneeling to pray. Asap comparison of duffys the worlds wife and laskis the victorian chaise longue. May 22, 2018 summary of the dolphins by carol ann duffy summary stanza 1world is what you swim in, or dance, it is simple we are in our element but we are not free. The text has become iconic of the very visible, portable proof of love. Carol ann duffy poems poems of carol ann duffy poem hunter. But now we have another character from ancient folklore, the medusa. The poem comes from the collection of poems rapture and explores primarily the themes of love and time. I ll take your hand, the left, and ask that it still have life to hold my hand, the right, as i walk alone where we walked, or to lie all night on my breast, at rest, or to stop all talk with a finger pressed to my lips. This poem, you begins carol ann duffys sequence of love poems, unambiguoulsy called rapture. Carol ann duffy, appointed britains poet laureate in 2009, writes love poems to poetry, and the world that feeds them.
By doing this duffy turns an ordinary object, an onion into an unusual symbol of love, and makes it seem a more appropriate symbol than traditional valentine gifts. Carol ann duffy rapture collection subject of the poem. Her poems appeal to those who wouldnt usually read poetry and they appear on the national. Jan 05, 2017 a powerpoint to help with the analysis of rapture by carol ann duffy.
A scot, carol ann duffy is a poet, playwright, childrens author, and anthology editor. The two poems might be analysed in conjunction with each other, since both of them are about the struggle of the poet to convey her love in words that will ring true and resonate, not sound like so many stock cliches. Her 2005 publication, rapture 2005, is a series of intimate poems charting the course of a love affair, for which she won the. Ocr gce h074 literature poetry wintering by carol ann duffy. Perhaps the insinuation here is that love is like oxygen. Find the moment of difficulty or awkwardness for you. The reader is vicariously, voyeuristically part of the grand celebration. These papers were written primarily by students and provide critical analysis of the poetry of carol ann duffy. Carol ann duffy is the author of several volumes of poetry, including the worlds wife, rapture, as well as edited poetry collections and books for children. Jul, 2017 synopsis carol ann duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time, and rapture is essential reading for the brokenhearted of all ages rose tremain. The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of carol ann duffys verse have made her our most admired and bestloved contemporary poet. Some of her most famous collections include the worlds wife.
Review the poems below again by using your skills i. Rapture, by carol ann duffy the independent subscribe now. The lost happy endings gemeinsam mit jane ray penguin, 2006. Carol ann duffy critics higher english carol ann duffy essay help.
On the poetry of carol ann duffy of course its political. When she was 16, she moved to liverpool to be with the poet adrian henri, who was 25 years her senior. Note the bit after the colon carefully as this is what the exam board wants you to focus on when you compare captain corellis mandolin, the great gatsby andor several poems from rapture by carol ann duffy. Summary of the dolphins by carol ann duffy beaming notes. A2 english literature carol ann duffy rapture presentation does nature mirror human emotion. Her poems appeal to those who wouldnt usually read poetry and they appear on the national curriculum. A short analysis of carol ann duffys the love poem interesting.
Streetcar named desire and carol ann duffy greg wright. Carol ann duffy, cbe, frsl born 23 december 1955 is a scottish poet and playwright. This video will help you to get an a in any question on wintering, by carol ann duffy. The farmer is gay, baling the gold hay out in the fields, and the teacher, cycling to school each day. She is professor of contemporary poetry at manchester metropolitan university, and was appointed britains poet laureate in. Duffy is operating on a different plane, ahistorical, archetypal, where moon and rose and kiss come clear of the abuses of tradition to be restored to the poets lexicon, as the things of the world are restored to the lover. The poem ithaca by carol ann duffy is an unrhymed poem of five stanzas that makes use of a conversational and everyday language.
R a p t u r e carol ann duffy does nature mirror human emotion. Her use of demotic, everyday language can be traced back to wordsworth, while her interest in the dramatic monologue links her to browning and eliot. Jeanette winterson on the poetry of carol ann duffy of. In 200919 she served as the first woman poet laureate of great britain.
Last year the days post was carol ann duffys witty valentine, a poem in which she talks about giving her lover an onion as a. Carol ann duffy is a renowned poet hailing from glasgow in scotland. Carol ann duffy was born on december 23 1955, in glasgow, scotlands largest city. The first female, scottish poet laureate in the roles 400 year history, carol ann duffy s combination of tenderness and toughness, humour and lyricism, unconventional attitudes and conventional forms, has won her a very wide audience of readers and listeners. The collection of poems by carol ann duffy entitled the worlds wife, was first published in 1999 and presents stories, myths, fairy tales and characters in western culture from.
Home a level and ib english literature poem analysis from rapture collection carol ann duffy poem analysis from rapture collection carol ann duffy 5. Warming her pearls by carol ann duffy about this poet carol ann duffy is an awardwinning scottish poet who, according to danette dimarco in mosaic, is the poet of postpost war england. The effortless virtuosity, directness, drama and humanity of carol ann duffy s verse have made her our most admired and bestloved contemporary poet. She is the first woman, the first scot, and the first openly lgbt person to hold the position. The politician is gay, though he fears to say, knotting his tongue, his tie.
I ll take your lips, ask, when i close my eyes, as though in prayer, that they ripen out of the air to be there again on mine, or to say my name, or to smile, or to kiss. The first female, scottish poet laureate in the roles 400 year history, carol ann duffys combination of tenderness and toughness, humour and lyricism, unconventional attitudes and conventional forms, has won her a very wide audience of readers and listeners. This is meant to be a starting point for the study of this poem and is in no way definitive. Carol ann duffys rapture is a collection of poems, which express different views of love. Duffys poetry gives voice to societys alienated and ignored in an unstuffy. Carol ann duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time, and rapture is essential reading for the brokenhearted of all ages rose tremain. A2 english literature carol ann duffy rapture presentation. Rapture, carol ann duffy s seventh collection, is a booklength lovepoem, and a moving act of personal testimony. She is one of britains best known and most admired poets. It contains phrases from wellknown love poems of the past which help duffy speak the rapture of her intense emotions. Analysis of carol ann duffys poem, whatever, in her poetry.20 1255 1445 599 281 1121 504 66 761 1127 1040 185 1032 198 720 1329 525 45 1091 819 321 709 1002 1489 382 1577 1510 639 511 1362 266 1574 868 41 1360 332 995 1307 1465