Carol Ann Duffy

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  • Carol Ann Duffy - Feminine Gospels
    • context
      • 'Feminine Gospels'
        • giving a voice to the voiceless
        • feminine truths
        • celebrates and criticizes women
        • celebrates women and shows their struggle
        • gospel= description of life, death and the resurection of Jesus of Nazareth
        • feminism = everyone is equal
      • Carol Ann Duffy's Life
        • born: 23/12/55 Glasgow England
        • has one daughter called Ella, born in 1995
          • had a huge impact on the personal poems
        • became a lecturer in poetry at Manchester Met in 1996
        • her work
          • her talent was recognized from a young age
          • the death of one of her teachers really sparked her career as she wrote a poem in her honour
          • her career truly started at 15 when her work was sent off and praised for its brilliance
          • her work was also inspired heavily by Adrian Henri (who was 25 years older than her)
          • appointed first female poet laureate 1st may 2009
            • a poet laureate is an eminent poet appointed as a member of the British royal household
    • The Collection
      • Tall Tales
        • The Long Queen
        • The Map Woman
        • Beautiful
        • The Diet
        • The Woman Who Shopped
        • Work
        • Tall
        • Loud
        • History
        • Sub
        • The Virgins Memo
        • Anon
      • Epic Poem- The Laughter Of Stafford Girls High
      • Personal Poems
        • A Dreaming Week
        • White Writing
        • Gambler
        • The Light gatherer
        • The Cord
        • Wish
        • North-West
        • Death and the moon
    • critics
      • Bernard O'keefe on Duffy's use of language to create distance
        • 'Duffy's concern with the duplicitous nature of language is matched by a concern for the way language can alienate, creating a sense of otherness and distance.'
      • Calvin Tomkins on Duffy's aims of comunication
        • 'with a lot of artists, the mystique is to baffle their readership. she never does that. her aim is to communicate
      • Lavina Greenlaw on Duffy's interests of language and form
        • 'she was the first poet to push language and form, their limits and tensions, to articulate that bankrupt and dislocated era.'
      • Micheal Woods on Duffy's views of time
        • 'Duffy's poems explore how time is inevitably cruel and takes things away from us.'
      • Allen on duffy trying to inform the readers on the history of women
        • 'to inform the reader of the changing social and historical atmosphere of the society.'
      • Reese Jones on the complexity of duffy's seemingly simplistic writing styles
        • 'the apparent simplicity of her work, however, does not prevent Duffy from addressing complex philosophical issues about the function of language and the construction of the self.'
      • 'strong femenist edge' -poetry foundation
      • 'examines love in many forms.' - Adam O'riordan
      • 'she writes in everyday, conversational language.' - British council
      • 'moves beyond 'a straight forward feminist poetry' and shows ' the difficulty that patriarchy presents to both men and women.' -deryn Rees-Jones
      • 'challenges and alters power relationships by making women both the subject and object of love poems.' -Eaven Boland
      • 'use of domestic everyday language.' - Deryn Rees-Jones
      • 'exploration of the deepest recess of human emotion, both joy and pain.' - Elizabeth O'Riley
      • 'intergration of contemporary culture.' -David Kennedy
    • AO'S
      • AO1
        • logical and clear argument
      • AO2
        • authors method
      • AO3
        • context
      • AO4
        • reference to other texts
        • sentences
          • typicality of contemporary literature
          • 21st century poetry
          • typical of feminist literature, she challenges patriarchy
          • poems with ambiguous ending= influenced by post modernism
        • themes of the time
          • war and legacies of war
          • personal and social identities
          • changing morality and social structure
          • gender, class, race and ethnicity
          • imperialism, post imperialism and nationalism
      • AO5
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