GCSE English Literature AQA Anthology Poems - Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and from the Pre-1914 Poetry Bank - Revision Guide

A complete 35 page analysis of the poems Havisham, Elvis's Twin Sister, Anne Hathaway, Salome, Before You Were Mine, Stealing, 'Mother, any distance greater thana single span', 'My father thought it...', Homecoming, November, Kid, Hitcher, On my first Sonne, The Song of the Old Mother, The Man He Killed, Sonnet 130, My Last Duchess and The Laboratory. For the GCSE English Literature Examination, from the book 'AQA Anthology - GCSE English/English Literature - Specification A - 2005 onwards'. Good luck. Enjoy.

Preview of GCSE English Literature AQA Anthology Poems - Carol Ann Duffy, Simon Armitage and from the Pre-1914 Poetry Bank - Revision Guide

Extracted text:

English Literature
Anthology Poetry
GCSE
By Ciaran O'Connell

Related resources:

Other pages in this set

Page 2

Preview of page 2

Extracted text:

Contents
Carol Ann Duffy
Havisham
Elvis's Twin Sister
Anne Hathaway
Salome
Before You Were Mine
Stealing
Simon Armitage
"Mother, any distance..."
"My father thought it...

Page 3

Preview of page 3

Extracted text:

Carol Ann Duffy
Havisham
Form
1st person
= Dramatic Monologue
= Poet takes on character from a book
Language
"Beloved Sweetheart Bastard"
= Plosive
= Lack of punctuation
= Flowing out
= All things exist at once ­ Anger + Love
= Oxymoronic
"Spinster.

Page 4

Preview of page 4

Extracted text:

He is no longer a man
= No other women may have him
"love's / hate behind a white veil"
= Love is hate behind a white veil
= The hate belongs to love
= Hidden true feelings
"a red balloon bursting / in my face"
"Bang.

Page 5

Preview of page 5

Extracted text:

Form
1st person persona
Dramatic monologue
Language
"convent", "pray", "Sister Presley", "Reverend Mother", "Gregorian chant", "habit",
"wimple", "rosary", "grace"
= Religious language
= References to nun
"y'all", "digs", "Lawdy", "Long time"
= Colloquial
= Sense of Voice
"pray for the immortal soul / of rock `n' roll"
= Soul of rock `n' roll
= Soul of Elvis
"the way I move my hips", "trademark slow lopsided smile", "Graceland", "blue suede
shoes", "down Lonely Street / towards Heartbreak Hotel"
= Trademark Elvis
= Signature
= Elvis

Page 6

Preview of page 6

Page 7

Preview of page 7

Extracted text:

Anne Hathaway
Form
14 lines
= Challenges Ideas and Expectations of Sonnet
st
1 Person
= Personal view point
= Challenges idea of why it is `2nd best'
Language
"a spinning world", "he'd written me"
= Magical ­ other worldly
= Shakespeare ­ creates this world
"touch, by scent, by taste"
= Sensory
"a verb dancing in the centre of a noun"
= Language of his craft describes their love life
= A euphemism
"casket of my widows head"
= "casket" = Coffin
= "casket"

Page 8

Preview of page 8

Extracted text:

Salome
Form
1st person dramatic monologue
Focuses on her ­ not penitent
"...

Page 9

Preview of page 9

Extracted text:

Before You Were Mine
Form
1st person
Reflective
Personal
Language
"I'm ten years away from the corner you laugh on.

Page 10

Preview of page 10

Extracted text:

Haunts
= That `lifestyle' is dead
"clear as scent"
= The smell of her mother
= Evokes strong visual memories
"Whose small bites on your neck, sweetheart?"
= Role reversal
= Echoes "Ma's" response
= Glamorous
"Cha. Cha.

Comments

No comments have yet been made

Sign in to comment