Rapture

Always in reference to the theme of relationships.

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  • Created by: Kirsty
  • Created on: 10-04-14 11:08
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  • Rapture
    • 'You'
      • Form
        • I believe this is a free verse as there is no rhythm or rhyme.
          • Duffy creates a lexis based around the word 'dream'.
            • Language
              • Duffy shows signs of being obsessive.
                • This shows, not only that her lover is like a dream to her but also that she thinks about this person all the time.
              • The poet trys to show that she is overpowered by love.
                • Duffy talks about various types of emotions throughout the poem.
                  • It is very passionate sounding. For example, 'tiger ready to kill'
                • She uses an oxymoron 'glamorous hell'
                  • Juxtaposes the idea of the beautiful love she feels and the burden of falling in love is like 'hell' to her.
            • This shows, not only that her lover is like a dream to her but also that she thinks about this person all the time.
          • Shows that Duffy is taken aback by this love. She has no sense.
            • She can't understand her powerful feelings. And is almost showing signs of madness
      • Structure
        • Caesura
          • There is a full-stop in the middle of the line focusing on the word 'You'.
            • Shows Duffys obsession with this person. As the title of the poem is called 'You'.
        • 'Falling in love' is placed on the middle of the line.
          • Shows that she is so taken aback by the love she feels for this person.
        • Rhyme
          • There isn't a rhyme scheme to this poem.
            • Shows that Duffy is taken aback by this love. She has no sense.
              • She can't understand her powerful feelings. And is almost showing signs of madness
      • Language
        • Duffy shows signs of being obsessive.
          • The poet trys to show that she is overpowered by love.
            • Duffy talks about various types of emotions throughout the poem.
              • It is very passionate sounding. For example, 'tiger ready to kill'
            • She uses an oxymoron 'glamorous hell'
              • Juxtaposes the idea of the beautiful love she feels and the burden of falling in love is like 'hell' to her.
      • 'Text'
        • Structure
          • Rhyme
          • Rythm
        • Form
          • Sonnet
            • A modern form of the Petrarchan sonnet.
              • This poem doesn't have a distinctive rhyme scheme. There is a volta at the end of the poem indicating that Duffy is sad because she cannot say these things in person.
        • Language
          • Duffy stated that texting is a form of poetry in the modern age.
            • 'It's a way of saying more with less'.
          • 'Text, text, text' is a discordant sound.
            • Connotes the excitement in the sending of the texts back and forth pings of excitement when a 'text' gets send or received.
          • She overanalyses everything her lover texts her because she can re-read it.
      • Quickdraw
        • Form
          • Free Verse
            • Duffy could be wanting to show that this last chance saloon is something that leaves her a target. She has nothing to hide behind. No structure to help her. She is heart broken
          • Narrative
            • The poem tells a story. The fight from beginning to the end.
              • Duffy does this to show hoe her heart has been so harshly broken by someone she once loved.
        • Structure
          • There is no rhythm or rhyme. This shows that the bullets just seem to catch Duffy by surprise she doesn't see the pain that is to come.
        • Language
          • The poet uses very discordant sounding words.
            • Form example,'pellet', 'this', 'mark' and 'heart', all imitated the image of a pellet blasting their way into someone's heart.
      • Over
        • Structure
          • The last and first line of every stanza drop down to one another to show the exhaustion Duffy feels by the end of this relationship.
          • Many endstops to show how she doesn't want to carry on.
        • Language
          • 'Over' tells us the book is over but also the end of a relationship
          • The tonal shift throughout the book of poems is shown here because she used to talk of her relationship like it was magic and now talks of a 'black sky' and 'open grave'.
        • Form
          • Could be an ode to the relationship that once was there.

    Comments

    Kirsty

    Could anyone help with the rhythm and rhyme for the poem 'Text'. Does it have iambic pentameter?

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