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  • Love
    • The Great Gatsby
      • "I think he revalued everything in his house according to the measure of response it drew from her well-loved eyes."
        • He is so in love with Daisy that he will do anything for her and anything she seems to like gains value to him
          • Could be real love or could be obsessive love
      • "They're such beautiful shirts"
        • Daisy is in love with Gatsby's shirts because they seem expensive which means that Gatsby must have money
          • She is only in love with him/ accepts him now because he has money and so can provide for her
            • This is similar to what happened with Fitzgerald and Zelda because she wouldn't marry him until he could prove that he could provide for her
        • At this time clothes were one of the many items that had suddenly become different and showed wealth
          • Baz Luhrmann said that all these new items happened suddenly showing that these shirts would have been very exciting to Daisy because they showed the 1920s wealth that she wanted in Gatsby
          • Baz Luhrmann also said "still the modern era" showing that this sort of reaction to clothes is still around today especially with the idea of designer clothes
      • "A beautiful little fool"
        • Daisy doesn't think her daughter can get anywhere unless she is like this.
          • She loves her so much that she wants her to be the only thing that will get her anywhere in the world
          • She doesn't really think that  her daughter is worth anything more than that
        • Zelda supposedly said this when she gave birth to her and Fitzgerald's daughter
          • Shows that life at this time is as materialistic as the book makes out
    • Metaphysical Poetry
      • To My Excellent Lucasia, on Our Friendship
        • "I've all the world in thee"
          • Shows that she loves Lucasia with everything she has
            • A strong friendship
            • A lesbian relationship
              • Both readings of her works are credible (1992)
                • A strong friendship
              • In the 17th century lesbian relationships weren't acknowledged or targeted in anyway by legislation against homosexual acts
                • Katherine Philips would know this and so would know that if she were writing about a lesbian relationship it wouldn't have been too shocking or unwanted
    • Rapture
      • Wintering
        • "I walk on ice, it grimaces, then breask. All my mistakes are frozen in the tight lock of my face"
          • Each stanza is made up of three lines, the first and last are long and the middle one is shorter
            • This gives the idea that there is something between them
              • This is a fairly general idea of relationships as at the end of a relationship a lot of the time something comes between them
          • The metaphor here gives the idea that Duffy is uneasy because she feels like she is walking on ice
          • The personification of the ice is to show what their relationship is because once you look at the mistakes in a relationship  (once you step on the ice and it starts to break) there is no going back because those cracks in the relationship, and ice, will always be there
      • Unloving
        • "Learn"
          • At the end of a relationship you can learn from it
            • Even lost love can be helpful
              • Duffy has never said who Rapture is about but the fact that she has written so many poems about it shows that she learned from whichever realtionship it is about
      • Syntax
        • "I want to call you thou"
          • This is a more personal way of saying you
            • She loves her lover so much that she wants to use the most loving word she can
            • She isn't really showing the quality of the love, she is just drawing on poetic tradtiion


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