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Theme Evidence What Does This
Shows her admiration for this
Love `My lover's words man.
were shooting
The narrator cannot physically
Remembrance `I hold him' hold her dead husband. We can
assume she refers to the idea of
him which she holds onto when
she says `I hold him'.
Although her husband is gone the
`now echo' reminiscent of him remains. Like
an echo that follows a sound after
it has finished. Her husband is
gone, she can still feel his
presence in love.
She holds the memory of her dead
Death `In the casket of husband dearly. A casket is a box
for precious things or another
my head' word for a coffin.…read more

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How Does This Help Us
Understand The Character?
· She loves him and
remembers him
· The sonnet form of
the poem is a tribute
to Shakespeare ­
who wrote many love
sonnets in his lifetime.…read more

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How Is Structure Used In This
Sonnet form
Shakespeare was known for his
significant work with sonnets. This poem is
written in sonnet form. This sonnet can be
described as a tribute to her lost husband
who devoted his life to sonnets and poetry.…read more

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Iambic Pentameter
The lines in this poem are written in
iambic pentameter meaning the syllables
in each line amount to 10.
Iambic pentameter is the closet form of
poetry to natural speech. This allows the
reader to relate to the poem which is more
clearly portrayed to them.
This also gives the speaker a realistic
voice.…read more

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Enjambment is the continuation of a sentence
or clause over a line-break. Duffy allows the
sentences of the poem to end in the same place
as regular line-breaks. In other terms
punctuation is absent at the end of a line.
Enjambment is one way of creating audible
interest as it allows the flow of reading. This
creates a conversational tome to the poem. This
device allows the poem to carry a realistic voice,
also making the poem more personal, allowing
the reader to relate to the narrator and their
feelings.…read more

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