Notes on Relationships Poetry

Notes i made for my Relatioships poetry cluster, hope it helps. I also wrote poems that these compare with.

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English, Relationships
Cluster Revision
Literature GCSE
English Poems Revision

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Poems List
Poem Page
The Manhunt 3
Hour 5
In Paris With You 7
Quick Draw 9
Ghazal 11
Brothers 13
Praise Song For My Mother 15
Harmonium 17
Sonnet 116 19
Sonnet 43 21
To His Coy Mistress 23
The Farmers Bride 26
Sister Maude 29
Nettles 31
Born Yesterday 33
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The Man-Hunt Comment [AS1]: Seems like something related
to war, maybe to a convict or a crime.…read more

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Compares With:
· Nettles ­ imagery of war pain and protection
· Quick Draw ­ The pain of romantic relations
· In Paris With You ­ emotional pain, repercussions (a consequence of some action) of pain and
Themes and Ideas
First person poem, an account of partners attempt to console and heal the other, whose experience
damaged him physically and mentally. Third person referring to the partner, suggesting the distance
between them.…read more

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Hour Comment [AS26]: Related to time, maybe a
homonym for "our" relating to togetherness or
referring to the fact that they just have one hour
Love's time's beggar, but even a single hour, Comment [AS27]: Love needs time to develop,
as well is consuming and demanding
bright as a dropped coin, makes love rich.…read more

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Compares With:
· To His Coy Mistress ­ Carpe Diem
· In Paris With You ­ enjoyment of the moment
Themes and Ideas
Idea of Carpe Diem is explored, and Duffy suggests that time marches on and the first moments between
lovers should be made full use of. The "hour" is described by extended metaphors of light and richness,
suggesting it is far more valuable than material wealth.…read more

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In Paris with You Comment [AS50]: Name suggests a feel of love
related to Paris, and a sense of togetherness as a
Don't talk to me of love. I've had an earful Comment [AS51]: A direct command, as an
And I get tearful when I've downed a drink or two. imperative, suggesting it has great importance
I'm one of your talking wounded. Comment [AS52]: Second person to create a
direct personal tone
I'm a hostage. I'm maroonded.…read more

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Compares With:
· Hour ­ Love & Romance
· Quick Draw ­ The pain of Love
Themes and Ideas
The light hearted tone contains a strong emotion of anxiety and vulnerability. The speaker makes clear that
he has been hurt by love in the past, and the language shows the anger on his betrayal, probably by a
previous lover.
The speaker is shy in making clear of his love and seems scared to mention it as he is afraid of his past
betrayal.…read more

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Quick Draw Comment [AS69]: Old western stand off
I wear the two, the mobile and the landline phones, Comment [AS70]: Modern time with old
western touch, representation of challenging each
like guns, slung from the pockets on my hips. I'm all
Comment [AS71]: Enjambment
alone. You ring, quickdraw, your voice a pellet Comment [AS72]: Short Phrase
in my ear, and hear me groan.…read more

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Compares with
· Manhunt & In Paris With you - use of imagery and emotional pain
Themes and ideas
The extended metaphor of western gunfight represents the difficulty, pleasure and pain in love as well as
the difficulties with communication, as well as parodying the modern reliance on mobile phones as the
means of contact. The tone is light hearted and flippant (lack of seriousness), irony is created by the
phones instead of guns and the "last chance saloon".…read more


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