The Poem starts of with a type of introduction; It begins the Poem by setting up a mood, by explaining how she moved with her family. Duffy is a strong feminist and I think that the fact that she was not chosen poet laureate for both her sex and her sexuality has further strengthened her views on the rights females should have and the power they should have relative to men. One time, I stole a guitar and thought I might learn to play. You start to sense they are not happy with their lot in life. He discards all music, literature, and friendship that try to enter his life. All of which are visible throughout the poem. My favourite part of the poem is the symbolism.
For this reason, I believe he refers to the snowman in both stanzas one and five as the strangest thing he has ever stolen. Whether you acknowledge it or not 'I gyve unto my wife my second best bed' is a powerful sentence, it screams indistinguishable volumes. I took a run and booted him. All of these things also connect back to what I said about his yearning for the simplicity of childhood, not only through the snowman but through these objects as well. Looking at the structure of the poem we can also see that the stanzas are all regimented four line stanzas and that this set structure is also tight and suffocating like her life.
The exploration of the themes loneliness and isolation are portrayed in Stealing through a number of different ways, one in which is through the use of imagery. The opening question sounds like the narrator is echoing back a question they have just been asked as if the poem is the meandering answer to the question. However, in stanza four he begins to boot the snowman in line three and becomes destructive once again. Fourth Stanza Here we see another insight into the narrator. The speaker in the poem seems angry at life: 'I took a run and booted him. They then go on to elaborate. In both her poems she uses simple words and metaphors to express her views.
Although they are very different in many ways they are both people on the edge of society. Part of the thrill was knowing that children would cry in the morning. Then I was standing alone among lumps of snow, sick of the world. In Stealing', Duffy uses a snowman to describe the thief's emotions, relating to how they are both cold inside. One of the main ways in which… 652 Words 3 Pages 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. She was raised in Glasgow, in a deprived area called Gorbals.
Both speakers lack an education and are acting out by breaking societal rules. Duffy is asking the reader to make judgements about the characters through showing their weaknesses and flaws and by knowing the weaknesses of the characters the reader is able to analyse on the way the character acts which therefore allows them to have thoughts and opinions about the character. The end question is quite an odd way to end a poem and is not the sort of ending which I expected. I see him as fragile and vulnerable. Mostly I'm so bored I could eat myself. This poem is a dramatic monologue and the speaker is very ambiguous. What is the tone mood? Lines 13-14 The poem concludes with two final lines that throw darkness on the relationship.
The way that she expresses her character in the poem is magnificent and the creativeness of the imagery is useful in helping me gain a deeper understanding of the themes, the ever- changing tone and simple diction also help me to engage and successfully gain a deeper understanding of the main themes of loneliness and isolation. I've often thought reverse theft would be fun. This object that once represented something constructive has know entered the cycle again and has become destructive. He desperately pretends to embrace his isolation but is only fooling himself. Within the poems they are reflective and portray certain feelings to the reader. The poem is told in first person and is unlikely to be the voice of the poet herself. The poems were written in different centuries, 'A Red, Red, Rose' was written in the eighteenth century, 'Valentine' was written in the twenty-first.
Her life seems to be totally rearranged by even the thoughts of her partner, she does not have the control she would have over herself without them there. To change this common understanding, the speaker tells how he or she feels when taken to a concentration camp, discovered alive, raped, and the witness of a child being shot and what happens afterward. The Poem though seemingly talks about this child leaving its home and changing, the Poem also shows how People all there lives change, starting by growing up to become a teenager, then to an adult and in the end to an aged person. The tone, structure, and language all relate to the numerous themes in this poem, however the three most important themes in my opinion are those of alienation, destruction, and the cold. Also, he is essentially wasting his life. Overall through the arguments that I have presented I think that Duffy in all three of the poems expresses the dissatisfaction she has with society and its division of power between men and women and why men are given the dominance in relationships.
Notion of past being intimately associated with place, and that adulthood is a journey away from it. Each of the poems were written for a specific reason to give the reader an insight to their own. Throughout the first stanza, the sentences are short and full of caesuras. I see cameras as objects that hold memories and are usually used by a group of friends or families. Exemplar Answer The speaker in the poem seems angry at life: 'I took a run and booted him. Lines 10-12 The relationship is affecting all aspects of her being and at this point in the poem the reader might stop to think whether this is a healthy situation to be in. Who believes that the world belongs to him, The poem written in first person as a dramatic monologue, creates a comparison in the readers mind, between the hawk and an egoistic dictator.
This description of a slice of ice depicts the numbness that the thief feels with himself and his own thoughts. Medusa, the protagonist, uses the myth metaphorically in order to create a modern and…. The language used in this poem is very crucial to understand when analysing the themes. This could suggest that the character was not an educated person. The speaker in the poem seems angry at life: 'I took a run and booted him. Each poem uses a metaphor to describe the author's feelings about love, and, although totally different, the comparison is clear. I nicked a bust of Shakespeare once, flogged it, but the snowman was the strangest.