AQA English Literature Relationships Revision

This resouce is useful for the AQA English Literature Relationships cluster where ALL the poems in this cluster like "Hour, Quickdraw and Nettles". It analyses words and the ceasuras used and it links it to each poem, explaines similarities and compares it to others. It is the ONLY revision resouce I used properly reading and re-reading its annontations and getting an A!! Please use and feel free to distrubute! Happy reading!

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Cluster 4
Relationships
Different types of relationship are the focus of this cluster. Some poems, such as
`Quickdraw' and `Hour', deal with the positive and/or negative emotions inherent
in romantic relationships. Some deal with family relationships and the complex
feelings that can be experienced…

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The Manhunt
Simon Armitage

Background and Context
This poem is taken from The Not Dead, a collection Armitage wrote for a Channel
4 documentary, `Forgotten Heroes', commemorating the lives of ex-servicemen
and examining the effects of their experiences on themselves and their families.
In…

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Themes and Ideas (AO1) Targeting C
`The Manhunt' is a first person, tentative account of a partner's attempt How does Armitage use
to console, heal and draw `close' to her partner, whose experiences have imagery to emphasise the
damaged him, not only physically but…

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Hour
Carol Ann Duffy

Background and Context
`Hour', like `Quickdraw', comes from Duffy's collection Rapture which won the
T. S. Eliot Prize for Poetry in 2005. Rapture charts the course of a love affair with
an anonymous, possibly unspecific, lover. The poems explore the…

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Themes and Ideas (AO1) Targeting C
In `Hour', Duffy subverts not only a traditional form but a traditional theme of How does Duffy evoke the
love poetry - the idea of carpe diem, live for today. She suggests that time value of the hour…

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In Paris With You
James Fenton

Background and Context
James Fenton (1949-) is a critically acclaimed poet who has won several
prestigious poetry prizes, including The Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 2007. He
has worked as a war correspondent and a political journalist.…

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Themes and Ideas (AO1) Targeting C
The light-hearted tone of this poem belies a strong undercurrent of How does the persona
vulnerability and anxious caution. The speaker, or persona, makes it clear that really feel in this poem?
he has been hurt by love…

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Quickdraw
Carol Ann Duffy

Background and Context
`Quickdraw' comes from the collection Rapture which won the T.S. Eliot Prize for
Poetry in 2005. Duffy was awarded an OBE for services to literature in 1995, a
CBE in 2001 and became the first female Poet…

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Themes and Ideas (AO1) Targeting C
The extended metaphor of a Western gunfight enables Duffy to present the How does the poet use
pain and pleasure of being in love and the difficulties of communication in a an extended metaphor to
relationship, as well…

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Ghazal
Mimi Khalvati

Background and Context
Mimi Khalvati was born in Tehran in 1944 and grew up on the Isle of Wight.
Her poetry reflects this dual heritage, mixing Persian and British elements. She
has been an actor and director in Iran and the…

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