Carol Ann Duffy - Anne Hathaway

Notes from my GCSE revision cards on this poem

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Content

  • Anne Hathaway was the wife of William Shakespeare.
  • When Shakespeare died he left the second best bed to his wife in his will.
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Style

  • Lexicon (vocab) not obviously anachronistic
  • Double meanings
  • Sonnet
  • Iambic pentametre
  • Metaphors
  • Alliteration
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Quotes

  • L3 - 'where he would dive for pearls'
  • L7 - 'a verb dancing in the centre of a noun'
  • L11-12 - 'our guests dozed on, dribbling their prose'
  • L12 - 'My living laughing love'
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Setting and themes

Setting - Bedroom - the second best bed.

Themes - Love, voice.

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Links

  • Love - Havisham, Before you were mine, Mother, Homecoming, On my first Sonne, Sonnet 130, My last duchess.
  • Voice - Havisham, Kid, My last duchess, The laboratory
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