In carol ann duffy's confession, the poet recounts and reflects upon what she remembers as the frightening experience of going to confession as a child. Here carol ann duffy is offering a witty requiem to the bits and pieces of a 1960's childhood nostalgia is transformed into an act of purposeful reconsideration of adult games, secretly observed by a precocious child. Nostalgia by carol ann duffy linda wang when we were younger we might have been homesick at school camps or sleepovers at someone that is not family. 1 a2 english & literature poetry - carol ann duffy beachcomber 2 beachcomber structure first five irregular sections lines of irregular length and no set rhythm pattern mainly short lines with one or two very long ones no apparent rhyme scheme.
Born in glasgow in 1955, carol ann duffy was brought up in staffordshire and studied philosophy at the university of liverpool, where she was active in the city's underground. In acumen no 30 (january 1998) as poetic assessment 23 i ntegrity distinguishes carol ann duffy: a resolve to be herself, find her own voice, masks and props without sacrificing art to causes, and despite prestigious awards and an obe, not to dilute her role as poet by becoming a. Nostalgia carol ann duffy those early mercenaries, it made them ill - leaving the mountains, leaving the high, fine air. Valentine by carol ann duffy carol ann duffy shooting stars by carol ann duffy nostalgia by carol ann duffy 'originally' by carol ann duffy exploring the theme of love in duffy's havisham methods armitage and duffy use to convey their ideas about. Carol ann duffy poems ocr english literature may 27 maherissey: shoutout to all the kids who - grew up smart and lost it when they got to high school and dont know what happened - are so bright but just cant focus academically.
Carol ann duffy is an award-winning scots poet who, according to danette dimarco in mosaic, is the poet of. They had an ache here, doctor, they pined, wept, grown men it was killing them. After analysis and discussion - see handout litany (mt) the soundtrack then was a litany -. Iv abstract this thesis examines the themes of nostalgia, memory, and displacement in the 1990s work of scottish poets carol ann duffy, jackie kay, and kathleen jamie. Posts about carol ann duffy written by poetry shark. In carol ann duffy's work mean time, she focuses on the presence of one's childhood as a critical stage in developing one's identity while many of her poems explore various childhood experiences as she reflects on them as an adult, the focus of her poem beachcomber illuminates the.
As/a-level english language and literature preparing to teach session handout published: a-level paper 1: examiner commentary on duffy : 24 aqa education (aqa) is a registered charity (number 1073334) and a company limited by guarantee registered in. Revision and analysis of carol ann duffy's 'nostalgia. Carol ann duffy (born sensitive, witty evocations of love, loss, dislocation, nostalgia fans talk of greeting her at readings 'with claps and cheers that would not particularly not someone as forthright and uncompromising as carol ann bibliography edit fleshweathercock and. Carol ann duffy before you were mine carol ann duffy before you were mine analysis carol ann duffy before you were mine essay carol ann duffy before you were mine summary previous post literary analysis: divorced unions in graham greene's the power and the glory next post. Nostalgia by carol ann duffy no description by lee harper on 24 may 2012 tweet comments (0) please log in to add your comment report abuse more presentations by lee harper the arctic the arctic explore.
I love, love, love carol ann duffy (i saw her at a reading last year and i was beyond giddy) but i have somehow never come across this poem before.
On may 1st 2009, carol ann duffy became the uk's twentieth poet laureate she is one of britain's best known and most admired poets her poems appeal to those who wouldn't usually read poetry and they appear on the national curriculum here, an observer reviewer celebrates her popularity and her. Carol ann duffy - revision notes answer nostalgia is a sad longing for the past, the good old days in greek it literally means 'a painful return home' - homesickness duffy creates a legend, an enigmatically timeless.