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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

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The Man-Hunt Comment [AS1]: Seems like something related
to war, maybe to a convict or a crime.
Hunting for the man hidden inside
After the first phase,
After passionate nights and intimate days,

only then would he let me trace
the frozen river which ran through his face, Comment [AS2]:…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…


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