‘Through the poem Stealing, use one other modern poem and a pre-1914 poem, analyse how poets present disturbed minds.’

sample essay using the 2005 onwards anthology. Poems used are Stealing, Salome and The Laboratory

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`Through the poem Stealing, use one other modern poem and a pre-1914 poem, analyse how poets
present disturbed minds.'

In Stealing, Carol Ann Duffy writes about a psychopathic teenage character who steals a snowman
through boredom and being able to do it. Salome, also by Duffy, is about a woman…

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Stealing is set out, when spoken, as a monologue, like the character is talking to a social worker or a
police officer. There are five stanzas with five lines each, and Duffy uses enjambment, reinforcing the
idea of it being a spoken monologue. The short sentences show the erratic nature…

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