The Long Queen (Feminine Gospels)

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  • The Long Queen
    • Stanza 1
      • Line 1
        • Statement like.
        • Elements of fantasy/ immortality
        • She controls death.
      • Final Line
        • Reminder of the Queen's power and her control of death.
      • Line 3
        • 'Cold' - being queen has been a burden on her life
          • Contrast suggestions of 'red' and connotations of warmth later on
      • Line 5
        • Enjambment
    • Stanza 2
      • Line 1
        • Rhetorical question. Question and Answer.
          • Doubting the Queen's use of her power as queen.
      • Line 2
    • Sestet - common for Duffy
    • Line 2
      • Young = Virgin. Became famous for her virginity/ believed infertility

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